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2010 LSG Preview — Abilene Eagles

Team: Abilene Eagles

District: 3-5A

Coach: Steve Warren (14 years) 129-41 record at Abilene (#1 In All-Time Wins at Abilene); 147-63 Overall Record (#198 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 15-0 overall 6-0 District

2009 Games:
vs FW Dunbar (7-4) (W 56-13)
vs Abilene Cooper (9-4) (W 49-37)
at Tyler Lee (6-6) (W 34-29)
at *Burleson (7-4) (W 37-3)
vs *FW Paschal (3-7) (W 66-0)
at *Weatherford (5-5) (W 33-14)
at *FW Haltom (5-6) (W 63-0)
at *FW Richland (6-5) (W 45-14)
vs *North Crowley (1-9) (W 63-0)

Playoffs: Division II Championship
vs Arlington Lamar (6-5) (W 42-10) Bi-District
vs EP Coronado (11-1) (W 45-7) Area
vs Cedar Hill (12-1) (W 41-17) Regionals
vs Arlington Bowie (11-3) (W 35-7) Quarterfinals
vs Klein (11-4) (W 29-21) Semifinals
vs Katy (14-2) (W 28-17) Championship

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Belton 7:30
Part of the KICK OFF CLASSIC in San Antonio
4-Sep vs. Franklinton Louisiana 1:00
10-Sep @ Cocoa Florida 7:30
16-Sep vs. Plant Florida 7:00
TEXAS vs. Florida kick off classic
24-Sep @ KIMB vs. Longview 7:30
8-Oct vs. Odessa 7:30*
15-Oct @ Midland Lee 7:30*
22-Oct @ Midland 7:30*
29-Oct vs. Abilend Cooper 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Odessa Permian 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 22

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 4

Key Players:
QB Ronnell Sims 1045 yards 14 TDs rushing 1623 yards 17 TDs passing (Herschel's cousin)
RB Herschel Sims 2352 yards 32 TDS rushing 23-371 4 TDs receiving 55 total TDs Oklahoma State committ 3-5A MVP 1st Team All-State TOP 30 RB
RB Tony Curtis 990 yards 16 TDs
WR Darius Joseph 18-348 yards 4 TDs
WR Jarvis Hunter
OL Ben Kittley HM All-State
LB Anthony Carriola
LB Sawyer Tallent 90 tackles
LB Chris Horton
LB Josh Jones
DB Jake Brooks 5 INTs

Notes:
* Won a championship for the first time since 1956
* Play 3 out of state teams in pre-district
* Expect the Eagles to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and win the district title
* They are the favorites to return to the championship game with the Sims cousins coming back

History: History Page
Current Streak: 11 year winning
Consecutive Years in Playoffs: 11
10+ wins 7 of last 11 years
12-65 in previous 8 years before Warren became HC...including Gary Gaines 4-15 in 2 years
9-2 in their last 11 consecutive bi-disctrict playoff game since 1999
All-Time Playoff Record : 58-21
10-2 playoff record since 2007
The 2009 win was 6 in a row over Abilene Cooper. 49th meeting between the two schools. Cooper still leads the series 30-18-1
Coach Shotwell is the only coach in UIL history to claim state championships at three different schools- Abilene, Breckenridge and Longview
All time record: 613-354-32 62.96% 999 games
Playoff Appearances: (28) 1920,1921,1922,1923,1927,1928,1931,1933,1936,1937,1949,1954,1955,1956,1957,1958,1959,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Bi-District — 1933, 1937, 2000, 2008
Area — 2001, 2002
Regionals — 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Quarterfinals — 1936, 1949, 1958, 1959, 1999
Semifinals — 1920, 1921, 1957, 2007
State Runner Up — 1922, 1927
State Champions — 1923, 1928, 1931, 1954, 1955, 1956, 2009

Championship History: (9) 7-2
1922 Waco 13, Abilene 10
1923 Abilene 3, Waco 0
1927 Waco 21, Abilene 14
1928 Abilene 38, Port Arthur 0
1931 Abilene 13, Beaumont 0
1954 4A - Abilene 14, Houston S. F. Austin 7
1955 4A - Abilene 33, Tyler 13
1956 4A - Abilene 14, Corpus Christi Ray 0
2009 5A Division II -- Abilene 28, Katy 17

Last 5 year record: 58-9

Last 10 year record: 103-25

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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