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2010 LSG Preview — Carthage Bulldogs

Team: Carthage Bulldogs

District: 16-3A

Coach: Scott Surratt (3 years) 39-5 record at Cathage (#3 in all-time wins at Carthage); 39-5 overall

Last Years Record: 16-0 overall 5-0 District

2009 Games:
vs Kilgore (5-6) (W 29-17)
at Henderson (5-5) (W 14-13)
at Atlanta (3-7) (W 48-20)
vs Nacogdoches (3-7) (W 60-35)
at Jacksonville (7-4) (W 21-17)
vs *Center (8-4) (W 35-0)
vs *Rusk (5-5) (W 34-19)
at *Jasper (8-3) (W 27-3)
vs *Diboll (2-8) (W 54-25)
at *Huntington (1-9) (W 48-0)

Playoffs: Division II Champions
vs Gladewater (3-8) (W 48-0) Bi-district
vs Mexia (9-3) (W 35-26) Area
vs Caldwell (9-2) (W 56-41) Regionals
vs Lorena (10-4) (W 28-21) Quarterfinals
vs La Grange (12-3) (W 27-14) Semifinals
vs Graham (14-2) (W 13-12) Championship

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Jacksonville A 7:30
3-Sep vs. Lindale H 7:30
10-Sep @ Tyler Chapel Hill A 7:30
17-Sep @ Nacogdoches A 7:30
24-Sep vs. Center H 7:30
8-Oct vs. Pittsburg H 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Gilmer H 7:30*
22-Oct @ Henderson A 7:30*
29-Oct vs. Gladewater H 7:30*
5-Nov @ Longview Spring Hill A 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 15

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 4

Key Players:
QB Anthony Morgan 2931 yards 41 TDs
WR Jalen Claiborne HM All-State 58-1066 yards 13 TDs
LB Kendall Thompson 144 tackles 15 TFL 6 sacks 3 INTs committed to Texas HM All-State TOP 20 LB
DB/WR JR Edward Pope 6 INTs 247 yards 3 INTs

Notes:
The Bulldogs are back-to-back champions and are looking for a three-peat. They have a lot of talent coming back with QB Morgan, WR Claiborne and superstar LB Thompson to accomplish this feat. The good news for the rest of the state is that they only have 8 total starters coming back in 2010. Expect another great season out of the Bulldogs though. They should go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and give it a run for another state championship. Their one loss in the regular season might come to the defending 3A Division I champion Gilmer who is now in their district. The entire state cannot wait to see this game. A state title is a stretch, but another appearance in the big game is not.

History:
Back to Back State Championships
29 Consecutive Wins which ties them for 27th all-time with Albany, (2A) 1960-61, Denison,(4A) 1984-85, Plano, 1986-88 (5A), Lubbock, 1951-53 (5A). Commerce,(3A) 1999-2000, Daingerfield,(3A) 1985-86, Daingerfield,(3A) 1983-84, Iowa Park,(3A) 1969-70 and Bremond, (1A) 1981-82 To see the current streaks click here:
8 consecutive winning seasons
3rd consecutive playoff appearance
15 game district winning streak
all-time Playoff Record : 33-24
12 consecutive playoff wins
all time record: 500-332-39 59.64% 871 gamess
Playoff Appearances (26) 1943,44,46,47,54,58,61,78,79,82,83,84,85,90,91,93,94,96,97,98,2002,03,05,07,08,09

Bi-District -- 1943, 44, 46, 47, 61, 79, 84, 93, 94, 97
Area -- 1990, 96, 98
Regionals -- 1982, 85, 2002, 03, 05, 07
Quarterfinals -- 1954, 58, 78
Semifinals -- 1983
State Runner Up -- 1991
Champions -- 2008,2009

Championship History: Carthage (3) 2-1
1991 4A - A&M Consolidated 35, Carthage 16
2008 3A Divivison II Carthage 49, Celina 37
2009 3A Division II Carthage 13, Graham 12

Last 5 year record: 53-13

Last 10 year record: 83-44

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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