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2013 LSG Team Preview — Leander Lions

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Leander Lions

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Team: Leander Lions (25-4A)

Team Colors: Blue/Red/White

Enrollment: 1,939 -- Largest in the district out of 7 schools

Facebook: Go Lions!!

Coach: Lee Bridges (1st Year at Leander); 115-117-0 all-time coaching record which puts him in the Top 350 all-time for coaching wins

Returning Lettermen: 30

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* RB JR Darion McClatcher 1st Team All-District
* DL Michael Epley 1st Team All-District TOP 30 DL 80 tackles 10 TFL 12 sacks
* LB Martin Nwakamma 1st Team All-District TOP 25 LB 65 tackles 9 TFL
* DB Zac Noska 1st Team All-District 62 tackles
* LB Greg Kelly 2nd Team All-District TOP 50 DB 75 tackles
* QB JR Brandon Hopp
* OL Grant Shewmaker

Notes:
* Have gone 34-16 over the last 4 seasons
* LSG Pre-Season Ranking #17
* LSG Pre-Season Championship Picks

Mike Says:  The Lions outscored their opponents by an average of over 3 touchdowns a game last season. This year the offense may have trouble early on but the defense will be very solid. Look for them to give Cedar Park a good game for the district championship. Only 24 total points were scored in their game last year and this years total may be even lower. Another trip to the Regionals looks likely.

Chris Says: Leander was one of the biggest surprises from last season as they rolled up 11 wins and their two losses were by 4 points or less.  I see them dropping a game or two more during the regular season and they won't be taking anyone by surprise this year.  With Coach Clint Harper returning home to coach Marshall, the Lions will see how they gel with new coach, Lee Bridges.

Last Years Record:  Overall 11-2   District 5-1

2012 Games:
at Pflugerville Connally (8-4) (W 35-7)
vs Pflugerville Hendrickson (8-3) (W 35-0)
vs Manor (11-4) (W 28-7)
at Pflugerville (8-4) (W 20-0)
at Cedar Park (14-2)* (L 10-14)
vs Leander Rouse (10-5)* (W 21-13)
at Austin Vandegrift (5-5)* (W 38-6)
vs Cedar Park Vista Ridge (8-4)* (W 20-10)
at Dripping Springs (3-7)* (W 37-0)
vs Marble Falls (4-6)* (W 56-14)

Playoffs: Division I Regionals
vs Austin LBJ (4-6) (Leander's Bible) (W 35-13) Bi-District
vs Buda Hays Consolidated (10-2) (R.R. Reeves) (W 60-36) Area
vs CC Flour Bluff (13-1) (SA's Heroes) (L 27-29) Regionals

History:
* 11 consecutive non-losing seasons
* Playoff Appearances (16) 1942,1955,1959,1967,1969,1996,2001,2002,2003,2005,2006,2007,2009,2010,2011,2012

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 39-21

Last 10 year record: 86-36

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Leander Lions Brotherhood Members

Carroll Cubit QB class of 1998
George Cox OL/LB class of 1988

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