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2013 LSG Team Preview — El Campo Ricebirds

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — El Campo Ricebirds

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Team: El Campo Ricebirds (25-3A)

Team Colors: Red/White

First Varsity Season: 1911

Stadium: Ricebird Stadium (Capacity: 8,000) (Playing Surface : Artificial)

Enrollment: 975 -- Largest in the district out of 7 schools

2013 Schedule:
at Waller
vs Bryan Rudder
vs Bay City
at Richmond Foster
at Bellville
vs Brookshire Royal
at Wharton
vs Needville
at Sealy
vs Columbus

Coach: Bob Gillis (15 yars) 126-42-2 all-time record at El Campo (#1 in All Time Wins at El Campo); 155-54-2 all-time coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 20

Returning Starters: Offense: 1 Defense: 2

Key Players:
* K Alex Montes 1st Team All-District
* OL Zeke Tsiaka 2nd Team All-District
* RB/DL B.J. Flagg 2nd Team All-District DL
* DB Koy Kresta 2nd Team All-District 77 tackles
* RB/LB Blaine Fuechec
* RB/LB SOPH Kevin Dove

Notes: * Made it to the championship game last year after moving down to Class 3A for the first time since 1968 last year
* LSG Pre-Season Ranking
* 7 consecutive 7+ win seasons

  • Mike Says: The Ricebirds made a run all the way to the championship game during their first season in Class 3A. This years team only brings back 3 starters from that team. They have big games against Bellville and Wharton which are not exactly the toughest in the state so look for them to win 8 or 9 games in the regular season and then the playoffs stack up pretty good for them all the way to the Quarterfinals.
  • Chris Says: El Campo will once again be a factor in the playoffs - at least in Region IV.  The Ricebirds had a great run last year that ended just short of a state title, but graduation decimated the team.  They will still be a strong team and still a factor in the district and region, just not headed to Dallas in December.

Last Years Record:  14-1 (6-0 in District)

2012 Games:
vs Waller (4-6) (W 31-0)
at Bryan Rudder (3-7) (W 55-26)
at Bay City (0-10) (W 56-7)
vs Richmond Foster (7-4) (W 16-7)
vs Bellville (11-4)* (W 28-7)
at Brookshire Royal (1-9)* (W 63-21)
vs Wharton (8-4)* (W 17-10)
at Needville (0-10)* (W 27-0)
vs Sealy (6-4)* (W 42-21)
at Columbus (3-7)* (W 61-32)

Playoffs: Division I Runner Up
vs La Grange (8-3) (Victoria) (W 35-21) Bi-District
vs Somerset (9-3) (Bastrop) (W 51-14) Regionals
vs Ingleside (9-4) (Victoria) (W 31-20) Quarterfinals
vs Carthage (11-3) (Beaumont's Umphrey) (W 29-25) Semifinals
vs Stephenville (13-1) (Cowboys Stadium) (L 35-70) Championship

History:
* The Bay City-El Campo rivalry is the states longest running
#1 consecutive years played 92 years 1920-2012 109 all time games El Campo holds a slight 57-43-9 edge This series started in 1911 with a 0-0 tie, El Campo jumped off to a 13-0-4 advantage before Bay City won for the first time (13-6) in 1924. El Campo now has a 6 year winning streak
* All time record: 631-306-38 66.67% 975 games
* Playoff Appearances: (32) 1926,1927,1930,1931,1936,1944,1945,1946,1947,1948,1949,1957,1963
1967,1971,1989,1990,1991,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,2003,2004,2006
,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012

Championship History: (2) 0-2
1967 3A - Brownwood 36, El Campo 12
2012 3A Division II - Stephenville 70, El Campo 35

Last 5 year record: 47-12

Last 10 year record: 87-31

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El Campo Ricebirds Brotherhood Members

  • Kevin Gordon C class of 1987
  • Daniel Tice OL/DL class of 2009
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