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2013 LSG Team Preview — Wichita Falls Rider Raiders

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Wichita Falls Rider Raiders

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Team: Wichita Falls Rider Raiders (5-4A)

Colors: Black/Gold

First Varsity Season: 1962

Facebook: Go Raiders!!
Hudl: Go Raiders!!

Enrollment: 1,697 -- 6th largest in the district out of 8 schools

Coach: Jim Garfield (3 years) 31-12 (#5 in coaching wins at Wichita Falls Rider); 31-12 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 32

Returning Starters: Offense:  6 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* OL Mason McGinty 1st Team All-District
* DL Sam Scribner 1st Team All-District
* LB Caleb Levell 1st Team All-District
* DB Tanner Weir 1st Team All-District
* WR Josh Price 2nd Team All-District
* OL Ty Whitson 2nd Team All-District
* OL Kye Esteves 2nd Team All-District
* LB Bradley Goldstein TSWA 3rd Team All-State 2nd Team All-District 177 tackles
* RB Carlos Fleeks 814 yards 13 TDs rushing
* QB Chase London

Notes:
* Have now gone to the Quarterfinals 3 seasons in a row
* 9 of the last 10 seasons have all been 7+ wins (2-8 in 2009)
* LSG Pre-Season Ranking #13

  • Mike Says:The Raiders had another great season last year just missing out on making their first ever championship game with a double overtime loss to Lancaster in the Semifinals. This year they bring back 8 all-district players from that team. Look for them to 9-1 or 8-2 in the regular season. Their game against Denton Guyer will be for the district title and let them know if they are for real. Once in the playoffs, they will go to at least the Regionals.
  • Chris Says: Wichita Falls Rider is such a fun program to watch and last season was a special one.  Despite missing a trip to the title game by seconds, there is a lot to be positive about this time around.  The return some excellent depth as well as sheer volumes of talents athletes.  Their only big District 5-4A test will be Denton Guyer.  Win or lose though, expect the Rider Raiders to be around late in the playoffs.

Last Years Record:  Overall 12-3  District 6-1

2012 Games:
at Abilene Cooper (9-3) (L 36-43)
at Denton Ryan (6-5) (W 21-15)
vs Amarillo (10-3) (W 26-17)
vs Byron Nelson (7-3)* (W 50-14)
at Fort Worth Brewer (5-5)* (W 44-17)
at Lake Dallas (7-5)* (W 26-7)
vs Azle (7-4)* (W 29-22)
at Denton Guyer (14-2)* (L 10-21)
vs Denton (3-7)* (W 40-7)
at Wichita Falls (2-8)* (W 49-0)

Playoffs: Division II Semifinals
vs Fort Worth Dunbar (5-6) (FW's Clark) (W 44-26) Bi-District
vs Fort Worth Southwest (9-3) (Wichita Falls) (W 31-21) Area
vs El Paso Burges (10-3) (Midland's Grande) (W 64-35) Regionals
vs Wolfforth Frenship (12-2) (Wichita Falls) (W 33-7) Quarterfinals
vs Lancaster (14-2) (Justin Northwest) (2OT) (L 19-26) Semifinals

History:
* Raiders has gone to regional finals in 6 of the past 9 seasons
* all time record: 314-225-17 58.00% 556 games
* Playoff History: (18) 1965,1973,1974,1975,1982,1983,1991,1998,2000,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2010,2011,2012

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 41-24

Last 10 year record: 88-42

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One Comment

  1. mitchmontana

    September 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I played on the 98 and 99 Raiders teams. I have very fond memories of those years. Especially the 2 and 8 on to state in 98. Good times. I saw coach Froman coach his last football game ever in lubbock tx and saw a great coach in coach Garfield show his hyped ways that i heard he still uses at the college level nowadays.

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