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2013 LSG Team Preview — Mart Panthers

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Mart Panthers

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Team: Mart Panthers (12-1A Division I)

Colors: Purple/Gold

First Varsity Season: 1912

Stadium: Mart I.S.D. Athletic Complex (Opened in 2008) (Capacity: 3,000)

Enrollment: 169.5 -- Smallest in the district out of 5 schools

2013 Schedule:
@ Teague
@ Dallas St. Mark's
@ Riesel
vs. Rogers
vs. Goldthwaite
@ Chilton
@ Axtell **
vs. Jewett Leon **
@ Valley Mils **
vs. Bosqueville **

Coach: Rusty Nail (7 years) 82-18 at Mart (#3 in all-time coaching wins at Mart); 82-18 All-Time Coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 14

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* QB/LB JR DeNerian Thomas DIST MVP TSWA 2nd Team All-State 2,375 yards rushing 1,200 yards passing 46 total TDs
* LB JR Collin Nail 1st Team All-District AP Honorable Mention All-State TSWA 1st Team All-State 179 tackles
* RB/LB SOPH D'Marcus Cosby DIST Newcomer of the Year TSWA 2nd Team All-State
* OL/DL Shannon Cordell 1st Team All-District OL & DL AP 2nd Team All-State TSWA 1st Team All-State
* WR Walker Love 2nd Team All-District

Notes:
* 36-8 over last 3 seasons
* Have made it to at least the Quarterfinals in each of the last 5 seasons
* 10 year Winning Streak
* 9+ wins 9 consecutive years

  • Mike Says: The Panthers made a surprising run to the championship game last year. It was only surprising because they were so young. This year a veteran group of juniors and sophomores lead the way. JR DeNerian Thomas, JR LB Collin Nail and SOPH D'Marcus Cosby will lead the Panthers to the Championship game again this year. Their games against Rogers and Goldthwaite will be good ones to watch.
  • Chris Says:  There are a lot of things I love about Mart.  I love the history behind the team.  I love the rabid fan base.  I love the new helmets.  I love the head coach's name - Rusty Nail!  I love the fact that their first signup for The Brotherhood (Bill McKinney) is one of the oldest members. More than all of that though, I love how good this team is.  The Panthers bring back a lot of talent and there is no reason why they won't be playing in December.  They have some seriously strong opponents in the regular season and it just gets tougher in the playoffs, but these Panthers can hang.  It is going to a great run.

Last Years Record: District

2012 Games:
2012
vs Teague (8-4) (W 35-34)
vs Dallas St. Mark's (7-2) (L 12-28)
vs Riesel (4-6) (W 43-7)
at Rogers (9-3) (L 58-84)
at Goldthwaite (7-6) (W 26-20)
vs Chilton (5-6) (W 48-22)
vs Axtell (6-6)* (W 56-0)
at Jewett Leon (5-5)* (W 47-7)
vs Valley Mills (4-6)* (W 61-13)
at Bosqueville (11-2)* (W 36-7)

Playoffs: Division I Runner Up
Bye Bi-District
vs Pineland West Sabine (9-3) (Palestine) (W 69-15) Area
vs San Augustine (9-3) (Palestine) (W 49-21) Regionals
vs Alto (11-3) (Athens) (W 62-42) QuarterFinals
vs Shiner (12-2) (R.R. Reeves) (W 42-7) SemiFinals
vs Stamford (14-1) (Cowboys Stadium) (L 28-35) Championship

History:
* 6-3 vs. Rogers Since 1994
* All Time Record 691-338-42 66.48% 1071 games
* All-Time Playoff Record : 95-34
* 26-5 in playoff games since 2006
Playoff Appearances: (43)
1929,1930,1933,1934,1936,1940,1941,1946,1952,1956,1957,1958
1959,1960,1965,1969,1976,1980,1981,1982,1984,1986,1987,1990
1991,1992,1993,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2004,2005
2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012

Bi-District -- 1930, 1933, 1936, 1941, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1981, 1992, 1993, 2007
Area -- 1995, 1997
Regionals -- 1929, 1934, 1940, 1946, 1952, 1980, 1982, 1987, 2001, 2004, 2005
Quarterfinals -- 1956, 1958, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2009
Semifinals -- 1976, 1998, 2011
Runner Ups -- 1986, 2000, 2008, 2012
Co Champions -- 1957
State Champions -- 1969, 1999, 2006, 2010

Championship History: (9) 4-4-1
All-Time appearances in Championship History)
1957 1A - Mart 7, White Oak 7
1969 1A - Mart 28, Sonora 0
1986 2A - Shiner 18, Mart 0
1999 2A Division I - Mart 40, Boyd 7
2000 2A Division II - Celina 21, Mart 17
2006 2A Division II - Mart 23, Cisco 13
2008 1A Division I - Canadian 38, Mart 7
2010 1A Division I - Mart 28, Goldthwaite 7
2012 1A Division I - Stamford 35, Mart 28

Last 5 year record: 67-16

Last 10 year record: 110-26

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One Comment

  1. Richard

    August 24, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Scrimmage Report Thorndale vs Mart 8/22/2013
    Thorndale hands it to Mart. 1afootball.com FORUM: Mart vs Thorndale scrimmage. A view from both sides, both agree.

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