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2013 LSG Team Preview — Commerce Tigers

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Commerce Tigers

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Team: Commerce Tigers (6-2A DI)

Team Colors: Black/Orange

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Year Opened: 1951)

Enrollment: 435 -- 3rd largest in the district out of 7 schools

2013 Schedule:
@ Paris North Lamar
Cooper
Princeton
@Texarkana Pleasant Grove
@ Van Alstyne **
Sunnyvale **
@ Pottsboro **
Howe **
@Farmersville **
Caddo Mills **

Coach: Scott Wells (4 years) 20-23 record at Commerce; 20-23 All-Time Coaching Record

Coaches Comments: Team Expectations: Compete for a District Championship, Make the Playoffs, Win Playoff Games. Keys to Success: Stay Healthy, Develop Offensive & Defensive Lineman, Maintain Team Chemistry, Must have some younger players step up. Strengths: Numerous returning starters on both sides of the ball, Familiarity with the system. Weaknesses: Depth, Inexperience in Offensive & Defensive Lines.

Returning Lettermen: 23

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* Sam Wells QB Sr. (6-1, 185, 4.65) – Career Stats 368/509, 4,338 yds., 45TD/13INT.
* Robert Jackson RB Jr. (5-7, 185, 4.75) – 6AA 1st Team RB
* Demtric Jennings OL/DL Sr. (6-3, 195, 4.81) 6AA 2nd Team DE
* Brandon Ramirez OL Sr. (5-10, 198, 5.00)
* Bran Kelley WR Sr. (5-7, 140, 4.48)
* Al Jackson WR Sr. (5-7, 130, 4.50)
* D’Lance Sharp WR/DB Jr. (5-11, 165, 4.38) – 6AA 2nd Team WR
* Isaiah Martinez DL Sr. (5-9, 198, 4.90) – 6AA 1st Team DL
* Al Jackson CB Sr. – 6AA 2nd Team CB
* Bailey Weaver DE Sr. (6-3, 175, 4.80)
* J.J. Prothro LB Sr. (5-9, 160, 4.90)

Notes:
* Have gone 15-8 over the last 2 seasons

  • Mike Says: The Tigers return 12 starters from last years playoff team. QB Wells will lead this years team which should get 6 or 7 wins in the regular season and compete for the district title.
  • Chris Says: Commerce will be in the hunt for the District 6-2A title because the district is not all that tough.  That said, the Tigers will be a playoff team that last at most two rounds.

Last Years Record:  7-5  (4-2 in District)

2012 Games:
vs Paris North Lamar (5-6) (W 42-35)
at Cooper (6-6) (W 33-22)
at Princeton (10-2) (L 28-39)
vs Texarkana Pleasant Grove (1-9) (L 27-31)
vs Van Alstyne (1-9)* (W 35-14)
at Sunnyvale (7-3)* (W 28-10)
vs Pottsboro (11-1)* (L 18-21)
at Howe (2-8)* (W 46-0)
vs Farmersville (6-5)* (L 28-36)
at Caddo Mills (3-7)* (W 20-0)

Playoffs: Division I Area
vs Whitesboro (7-4) (Prosper) (W 32-13) Bi-District
vs New Boston (12-1) (Mount Pleasant) (L 7-40) Area

History:
* All time record: 490-431-43 53.06% 964 games
* Playoff Years: (28) 1929,1932,1936,1942,1944,1945,1960,1976,1982,1984,1988
1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001
2002,2003,2004,2005,2011,2012

Championship History: (4) 2-2
1995 3A - Sealy 21, Commerce 20
1997 3A - Sealy 28, Commerce 21
1999 3A Division II - Commerce 17, Sealy 10
2001 3A Division II - Commerce 14, La Grange 11

Last 5 year record: 21-32

Last 10 year record: 45-60

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