2010 LSG Preview — Texarkana Texas Tigers

Team: Texarkana Texas Tigers

District: 13-4A

Coach: Barry Norton at Texarkana Texas 102-29-1 (11 years) 2nd all time at Texarkana Texas; 102-29-1 overall

Last Years Record: 7-4 overall 4-2 District

2009 Games:
vs Tyler John Tyler (12-2) (L 17-41)
vs Lake Hamilton, AR (W 33-13)
at Arkansas High, AR (W 34-28)
vs *Longview (14-2) (L 25-28)
at *Sulphur Springs (10-4) (W 17-9)
vs *Mount Pleasant (3-7) (W 27-6)
at *Marshall (9-4) (L 30-36)
vs *Hallsville (3-7) (W 12-10)
at *Longview Pine Tree (1-9) (W 41-0)

Playoffs: Division I Area
vs Jacksonville (7-4) (W 22-20) Bi-District
vs Waxahachie (13-1) (L 21-35) Area

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Vidor 7:00
3-Sep @ Jacksonville 7:30
10-Sep vs. Arkansas High 8:00
17-Sep @ Bentonville 7:30
24-Sep vs. Royse City 7:30*
1-Oct @ Denison 7:30*
8-Oct vs. Sherman 7:30*
15-Oct @ Greenville 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Mount Pleasant 7:30*
29-Oct @Sulphur Springs 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 26

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 6

Key Players:
RB Kody Sutton 1183 yards 10 TDs
RB JR Travis Turner All-District KR
WR Joseph Thurman 42-917 yards 6 TDs
TE Logan Preston 30-512 5 TDs
OL JR John Michael McGee 1st Team All-District
DL Joshua Bryant 75 tackles 8 TFL
LB Edwin Hooper 72 tackles 8 sacks
LB JR Blake McCown 65 tackles
DB Terrance Nelson 35 tackles

Notes:
The Tigers are a district favorite in 13-4A but it will be a fight with Sulphur Springs, Denison and Sherman. Texas High has a lot of great offensive weapons in Sutton, Therman and Preston but they will need to find a QB to get the ball to them. On defense they will be a very solid team led by DL Bryant. Expect the Tigers to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and a trip to the Regionals. The playoff road could be bumpy though with a possible bi-district matchup against 14-4A's Tyler John Tyler.

History:
9 year winning streak
12 consecutive non-losing seasons
all time record: 550-370-31 59.46% 951 games
Playoff Appearances (27)
1923,1948,1950,1952,1955,1957,1958,1961,1963,1964,1965,1968,1969,1970,1984,1991,1997,1999,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: Texarkana (1) 1-0
2002 4A Division I - Texarkana 42, New Braunfels 11

Last 5 year record: 43-13-1

Last 10 year record: 93-26-1

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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