2010 LSG Preview — Brownwood Lions

Team: Brownwood Lions

District: 5-3A

Coach: Bob Shipley (1 year) 10-3 at Brownwood; 97-35 Overall All-Time Record

Last Years Record: 10-3 overall 4-1 District

2009 Games:
vs Burnet (8-3) (W 27-24)
at Waco La Vega (7-5) (W 24-7)
at Stephenville (9-3) (L 0-35)
vs Liberty Hill (4-5) (W 34-17)
at Manor (2-9) (W 35-3)
vs *Abilene Wylie (12-2) (L 21-41)
at *Breckenridge (1-9) (W 45-7)
vs *Graham (14-2) (W 28-27)
at *Sweetwater (1-9) (W 42-0)
vs *Snyder (5-5) (W 22-14)

Playoffs: Division II Regionals
vs Dalhart (6-5) (W 33-7) Bi-District
vs Seminole (8-4) (W 41-28) Area
vs Wimberley (9-5) (L 17-24) Regionals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Gatesville 7:30
3-Sep vs. Graham 7:30
10-Sep vs. Stephenville 7:30
17-Sep @ Llano 7:30
24-Sep vs. China Spring 7:30
8-Oct vs. Big Spring 7:30*
15-Oct @ Snyder 7:30*
29-Oct vs. Sweetwater 7:30*
5-Nov @ Abilene Wylie 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 25

Returning Starters: Offense: 9 Defense: 9

Key Players:
QB Graylon Brown
QB Vance McShan 1686 yards May move to WR
RB Stehl Ratliff 1104 yards 16 TDs
WR Jaxon Shipley (brother of Jordan Shipley) 52-936 9 TDs receiving Texas Commitment TOP 20 WR
Click to keep up with Shipley's march through the record books
LB Caden Ellis 123 tackles
P/DB Derek Longoria 41.8 average on 32 punts, long of 55, 11 inside 20 1st Team All-State 96 tackles

Notes:
* 18 returning starters from a 10-3 Regional team brings hope for a great season in Brownwood
* WR Shipley is one of the best WR's in 3A if not the state
* Expect the Lions to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and win the district title
* An interesting game that everyone will be watching is vs. Stephenville who is one of the top 4A teams
* Brownwood will make a run at the championship....possible games could be vs. Carthage in the semifinals and vs. Cuero in the Championship (rematch of the 1970 3A Championship game)

History:
2009 ended a 5 year slump where they went 26-31 overall
All Time record: 645-335-34 65.28% 1014 games

Championship History: (8) 7-1
1960 3A - Brownwood 26, Port Lavaca 6
1965 3A - Brownwood 14, Bridge City 0
1967 3A - Brownwood 36, El Campo 12
1969 3A - Brownwood 34, West Columbia 16
1970 3A - Brownwood 14, Cuero 0
1977 3A - Dickinson 40, Brownwood 28
1978 3A - Brownwood 21, Gainesville 12
1981 4A - Brownwood 24, Sugar Land Willowridge 9

Last 5 year record: 30-28

Last 10 year record: 71-47

By: Chris Doelle & Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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