2010 LSG Preview — Sulphur Springs Wildcats

Team: Sulphur Springs Wildcats

District: 13-4A

Coach: Greg Owens (4 Years) 35-16 (#3 in all-time wins at Sulphur Springs); 94-58-0 overall record

Last Years Record: 10-4 overall 3-3 District

2009 Games:
at Paris (6-5) (W 33-21)
vs Whitehouse (3-8) (W 36-26)
at Wichita Falls Rider (2-8) (W 26-15)
at Mesquite Poteet (1-9) (W 32-13)
vs *Longview Pine Tree (1-9) (W 45-7)
at *Longview (14-2) (L 0-45)
vs *Texarkana Texas (7-4) (L 9-17)
at *Mount Pleasant (3-7) (W 47-7)
vs *Marshall (9-4) (L 13-48)
at *Hallsville (3-7) (W 27-14)

Playoffs: Division II Quarterfinals
vs Lindale (6-5) (W 47-19) Bi-District
vs Waco University (7-5) (W 36-14) Area
vs Frisco Liberty (7-6) (W 33-31) Regionals
vs Denison (13-2) (L 35-49) Quarterfinals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Denton Ryan 7:30
3-Sep @ Garland Lakeview Centenial 7:00
10-Sep vs. Whitehouse 7:30
17-Sep @ Paris 7:30
24-Sep vs. Denison 7:30*
1-Oct @ Sherman 7:30*
8-Oct vs. Greenville 7:30*
15-Oct @ Mount Pleasant 7:30*
29-Oct vs. Texarkana Texas 7:30*
5-Nov @ Royse City 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 20

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 3

Key Players:
QB JR Justin Owens
RB JR Kody Chester 650 yards 6 TDs
RB JR Dadrian Smith
WR Alvin Frazier 21-237
DL Dylan Ousley 36 tackles 8 pressures
DL Tyler Halerumal 40 tackles 2 sacks 16 pressures
DB Sharard Timmons 73 tackles 4 INTs 12 PBU’s HM All-State
DB Tylan Harris
K Fernando Arellano 14 FGs 37 XP

Notes:
The Wildcats will be a very inexperienced team this year with only 6 starters returning. They will rely on the defense led by DB Timmons early on while QB Owens and RB Chester get the offense started. Coach Owens has this program turned around and they are back to where they were in the mid 1990′s. This year will be a challenge though to get to 9 wins. They are in an easier district with Longview and Marshall moving out though. Expect them to go 6-4 or 7-3 in the regular season, fight for that 3rd or 4th spot in disttict and advance to the Area or Regional playoffs.

History:
3 consecutive 9+ win seasons (only 1 in the previous 11 seasons before Owens)
Playoff Appearances (22)
1922,1939,1952,1954,1985,1986,1989,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1998,2002,2003,2004,2005,2007,2008,2009

Bi-District — 1952, 1954, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007
Area — 1992, 1998, 2004
Regionals — 1922
Quarterfinals — 1939, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2009
Champoions — 2008

Championship History: (1) 1-0
2008 4A Division II – Sulphur Springs 69, Dayton 49

Last 5 year record: 40-22

Last 10 year record: 68-48

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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