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2010 LSG Preview — Amarillo River Road Wildcats

Team: Amarillo River Road Wildcats

District: 1-2A Division I

Coach: Bryan Welps (5 Years) 19-33 at Amarillo River Road; 42-72-0 overall record

Last Years Record: 9-4 overall 3-2 District

2009 Games:
at Canadian (12-2) (L 25-35)
vs Stinnett West Texas (4-6) (W 54-0)
vs Friona (8-4) (W 35-30)
at Dimmitt (1-9) (W 46-8)
vs Olton (10-3) (W 30-21)
at *Panhandle (5-5) (L 37-40)
vs *Amar. Highland Park (1-9) (W 68-0)
at *Spearman (4-6) (W 23-0)
at *Bushland (15-1) (L 14-48)
vs *Sanford-Fritch (5-6) (W 32-14)

Playoffs: Division I Quarterfinals
vs Muleshoe (10-1) (W 25-21) Bi-District
vs Littlefield (10-2) (W 34-28) Regionals
vs Brady (13-1) (L 34-43) Quarterfinals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Canadian 7:30
3-Sep vs. Shallowater 7:30
17-Sep @ Santa Rosa New Mexico 8:00
24-Sep @ Littlefield 7:30*
1-Oct vs. Slaton 7:30*
8-Oct vs. Childress 7:30*
15-Oct @ Lubbock Roosevelt 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Bushland 7:30*
29-Oct @ Muleshoe 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Friona 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 17

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 3

Key Players:
QB Taylor Hoobler
RB Chris Perez 2nd Team All-State 1586 yards 21 TDs rushing 544 yards 6 TDs rec.
RB Gavin Jimenez 1002 yards 9 TDs
OL Angel Medrano
OL Derek Baza
OL Mason Cain
OL Dylan Hartis
DB/wR Kristan Askins 56 tackles 10 INTs 17-356 yards 4 TDs rec.

The Wildcats shocked the state last season upsetting Muleshoe and Littlfield in the playoffs before finally losing out to Brady in a tough game. They will rely on a very good running game in 2010 and will need more upsets if they are to even make the playoffs. District 1-2A Division I may be the toughest district in all of Class 1A with Bushland, Littlefield and Muleshoe all being top contenders for the title. Expect the Wildcats to go 6-4 or 7-3 in the regular season and fight for that last playoff spot but they will be the underdog.

2009 was best season since 1994 and ended a 10 year losing streak
Playoff Appearances (9) 1982,1985,1993,1994,1995,1996,1998,1999,2009

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 19-33

Last 10 year record: 34-65

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
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