2011 3A West Columbia Roughnecks Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: West Columbia Roughnecks

District: 29-3A

Head Coach: Leland Surovik (4 years) 21-20-0 at West Columbia; 21-20-0 All-Time Overall Coaching Record

Last Years Record: 12-2 overall 4-0 District

2010 Games:
at Freeport Brazosport (2-8) (L 14-26)
at Houston Washington (6-6) (W 46-21)
vs La Grange (4-6) (W 51-41)
vs Houston Kashmere (4-7) (W 45-16)
vs Bay City (3-7) (W 22-13)
at Stafford (2-8) (W 41-0)
vs *Needville (6-5) (W 38-7)
at *Wharton (3-7) (W 48-14)
vs *Palacios (2-8) (W 53-0)
at *Sweeny (8-4) (W 23-17)

Playoffs: Division I Semifinals
vs Sinton (10-1) (W 28-21) Bi-District
vs Corpus Christi Miller (5-6) (W 56-14) Regionals
vs Somerset (10-3) (W 36-27) Quarterfinals
vs Tyler Chapel Hill (13-2) (L 14-41) Semifinals

Returning Lettermen: 18

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 8

Key Players:
* DL Bradley Swanks Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) 75 tackles
* LB Cassius Davidson Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA)
* RB JR Broderick Thomas 1st Team All-District 800 rushing yards
* WR Keenan Brown 1st Team All-District
* DB JR Willis Johnson 1st Team All-District
* RB Floyd Bess 1300 rushing yards 10 TDs
* RB Shawn Flannelj
* WR Treylon Johnican

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 29-3A Champion)

LSG Region Ranking: #2 (Behind state ranked #2 Wimberley)

LSG State Ranking: #11

Notes:
The Roughnecks are the top ranked division I team in Region IV. It looks like another matchup with Tyler Chapel Hill in the Semifinals might be in store for us. They will feature a good running game with Bess and at tough defense led by Swanks and Davidson.

History:
* 2010 was best season since 1987 (24 years)
* Playoff History: (18) 1936,1956,1957,1960,1968,1969,1970,1972,1975,1982,1985,1987,2000,2002,2004,2005,2006,2010

Championship History: (1) 0-1
1969 3A - Brownwood 34, West Columbia 16

Last 5 year record: 29-25

Last 10 year record: 60-48

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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