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2013 LSG Team Preview — Fort Bend Hightower Hurricanes

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Fort Bend Hightower Hurricanes

Fort Bend Hightower

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Team: Fort Bend Hightower Hurricanes (23-5A)

Colors: Forest Green/Black/Silver

1st varsity season: 2000

Enrollment: 2,334 -- 4th largest in the district out of 8 schools

2013 Schedule:
Aug. 30, 2013 AT ALDINE EISENHOWER
Sep. 6, 2013 THE WOODLANDS
Sep. 13, 2013 ALIEF TAYLOR
Sep. 26, 2013 FORT BEND TRAVIS
Oct. 5, 2013 AT FORT BEND AUSTIN
Oct. 10, 2013 FORT BEND CLEMENTS
Oct. 19, 2013 AT FORT BEND ELKINS
Oct. 25, 2013 FORT BEND DULLES
Nov. 1, 2013 FORT BEND KEMPNER
Nov. 9, 2013 AT FORT BEND BUSH

Coach: Padriac McGinnis (1 Year) 5-5; 5-5 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 24

Returning Starters: Offense:  5 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* LB Matthew Adams TOP 25 1st Team All-District
* LB SOPH Clifton Lewis (brother Shaun was great LB for Hightower - now with Oklahoma State)
* OL Shamal Alexander 2nd Team All-District
* LB Joel Williams
* DL Brandon White
* DB Edward Thompson
* DB Montria Brown
* DB Keelan Taylor
* RB Roosevelt Appleton
* OL Eddie Nickels
* OL Durel Dolford

Notes:
* No losing seasons in the 13 year history of the school
* Went from going to the championship game in 2011 to 5-5 last year

  • Mike Says: The Hurricanes missed out on a playoff spot with a 3 OT loss to Bush in the final week. The last time they missed the playoffs was 2005. This will be another mediocre season for the Hurricanes. Look for them to 6-4 or 5-5 in the regular season and come in 3rd-5th in the district. If they make the playoffs, they will go one or two rounds. Early games against Alief Taylor and The Woodlands will let them know how good they are.
  • Chris Says:  Fort Bend Hightower had an off year missing the playoffs because of a couple of very tight losses (35-33 to Fort Bend Austin and 33-30 to Fort Bend Bush.)    The Hurricanes bring back a solid core of veterans and hope to get things back on track.  I expect them to be tested early and often both before and during district play.  If a few more bounces go their way, Hightower will be sitting pretty at 5 or 7 wins.

2012 Games (5-5, 3-4)
vs Aldine Eisenhower (4-7) (W 21-12)
at The Woodlands (8-4) (L 7-29)
at Alief Taylor (8-4) (W 33-14)
at Fort Bend Travis (8-5)* (L 21-37)
vs Fort Bend Austin (7-4)* (L 33-35)
at Fort Bend Clements (1-9)* (W 29-7)
vs Fort Bend Elkins (4-6)* (L 14-24)
at Fort Bend Dulles (7-5)* (W 16-0)
at Fort Bend Kempner (2-8)* (W 35-7)
vs Fort Bend Bush (10-2)* (3OT) (L 30-33)

Playoffs: No Playoffs

History:
* 10-3 all-time vs Fort Bend Elkins
* all time record: 120-41-0 74.53% 161 games
* All-Time Playoff Record: 22-11
* Playoff Appearances (11) 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Bi-District -- 2000, 2002, 2004
Area -- 2009, 2010
Regionals -- 2003, 2006
Quarterfinals -- 2001, 2007
Runner Up -- 2008, 2011

Championship History: (2) 0-2
2008 5A Division I Allen 21, Fort Bend Hightower 14
2011 5A Division I Southlake Carroll 36, Fort Bend Hightower 29

Last 5 year record: 51-13

Last 10 year record: 93-32

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