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2011 4A El Campo Ricebirds Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: El Campo Ricebirds

District: 23-4A

Coach: Bob Gillis (13 yars) 105-37-2 all-time record at El Campo (#1 in All Time Wins at El Campo);
134-51-2 all-time overall coaching Record
(#240 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 9-1 overall 6-0 Distirct

2010 Games:
vs Waller (4-6) (W 21-7)
at Houston Westside (2-8) (W 47-26)
at Wharton (3-7) (W 47-0)
at *Angleton (7-4) (W 42-27)
vs *Richmond Foster (6-5) (W 44-15)
at *Rosenberg Terry (6-5) (W 34-17)
vs *Bay City (3-7) (W 38-14)
at *Freeport Brazosport (2-8) (W 42-10)
vs *Lamar Consolidated (4-6) (W 24-7)

Playoffs: Division II Bi-District
vs La Marque (11-4) (L 21-28) Bi-District

Returning Lettermen: 18

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* OL/DL Joey Hunt TOP 30 & HM All-State (AP & TSWA) DIST DEF MVP DL
* TE/DL JR Cole Hunt
* DL Bryan Sparks
* RB DeAndre Pratt
* QB Cullen Schoener
* OL/DL JR Trey Martin

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 23-4A Champion...just ahead of state ranked #57 Rosenberg Terry)

LSG Region Ranking: #12

LSG State Ranking: #48

The Ricebirds are one of class 4A's smallest schools. Their enrollment is 991 which is more than 1000 less than district rival Rosenberg Lamar. It will be hard to duplicate last year undefeated regular season but the schedule lines up for them to make that possible again. Hunt may be one of the best linemen in the state. If you have never been to a high school football game in a while then go to the El Campo/Bay City game. Get there early and you will see two great rivals go at it in front of an overflow crowd.

* 5 consecutive 8+ win seasons
* The Bay City-El Campo rivalry is the states longest running #1 consecutive years played 90 years 1920-2010 105 all-time games El Campo holds a slight 54-43-8 edge. This series started in 1911 with a 0-0 tie, El Campo jumped off to a 13-0-4 advantage before Bay City won for the first time (13-6) in 1924. El Campo now has a 4-year winning streak
* All time record: 610-301-38 66.28% 949 games
* Playoff Appearances: (30)

Championship History: (1) 0-1
1967 3A - Brownwood 36, El Campo 12

Last 5 year record: 42-13

Last 10 year record: 73-39

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron

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