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2013 LSG Team Preview — McKinney Lions

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview —McKinney Lions

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Team: McKinney Lions (10-5A)

Colors: Navy, Gold

Enrollment: 2,121 Smallest in the district

1st varsity season: 1904

Stadium: Ron Poe Stadium

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2014 Schedule:
Aug. 30, 2013 MANSFIELD LEGACY
Sep. 5, 2013 AT FRISCO HERITAGE
Sep. 13, 2013 IRVING NIMITZ
Sep. 20, 2013 NORTH GARLAND
Sep. 27, 2013 AT DENTON RYAN
Oct. 10, 2013 PLANO
Oct. 18, 2013 AT PLANO EAST
Oct. 24, 2013 PLANO WEST
Nov. 1, 2013 AT ALLEN
Nov. 8, 2013 MCKINNEY BOYD

Coach: Jeff Smith 3 years 9-21 (9-21 all-time)

Returning Lettermen: 20

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 3

Key Players:
WR TV Williams 45 catches 789 yards & 10 TDs receiving
OL David Tachie
DL Keenan Samuel 45 tackles 2nd Team All-District
DB Jontrell Rocquemore

2012 JV Record: 3-6

Notes:
* Are on an 8 year non-winning streak going 27-55

  • Mike Says: The Lions are one of the smallest Class 5A schools playing in a district with some of the largest schools. They played well at times last year with a strong running game but will now need someone to step up at QB that can pass the ball to speedy WR Williams. It will be hard to improve upon last years record with the likes of Allen and Plano West in the district. They will have good athletes but will lack in depth and experience. Look for them to go 4-6 or 5-5 during the season and finish 5th or 6th in the district.
  • Chris Says: McKinney doesn't bring back much in the way of starters nor lettermen and that doesn't bode well for their chances in 2013.   They are in a tough District 10-5A and it won't be any easier with the loss of QB, Robert Somborn.  Expect the Lions to put up some good fights, but a playoff spot seems unlikely.  A 5th place finish should be considered a good season.

Last Years Record: Overall 5-5 District 1-4

Last Years Games:
at Mansfield Legacy (4-6) (W 55-46)
vs Frisco Heritage (1-9) (W 45-21)
at Irving Nimitz (2-8) (W 42-7)
at North Garland (1-9) (W 41-18)
vs Denton Ryan (6-5) (L 28-35)
at Plano (5-6)* (L 21-38)
vs Plano East (5-4)* (W 24-12)
at Plano West (9-5)* (L 36-64)
vs Allen (15-1)* (L 14-67)
at McKinney Boyd (6-5)* (L 21-56)

Playoffs: No Playoffs

History:
* All-Time Record: 538-429-43 57.74% 969 games
* Playoff History: (22) 1926,1936,1958,1962,1963,1965,1966,1967,1973,1979,1982,1983,1985
1986,1991,1993,1994,1996,2000,2004,2008,2009

Championship History: (3) 1-2
1966 3A - Bridge City 30. McKinney 6
1979 3A - McKinney 20, Bay City 7
1986 4A - West Orange-Stark 21, McKinney 9

Last 5 year record: 17-35

Last 10 year record: 37-66

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McKinney Lions Brotherhood Members

  • Don Cates LB/TE class of  1972
  • Ricky Edwards WR class 1979
  • Kevin Tarver CB/WR class of 1987
  • Travis Tarver II RB/LB class of 2011

 

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