2011 5A Houston Memorial Mustangs Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Houston Memorial Mustangs

District: 19-5A

Coach: Gary Koch (18 Years) 114-80-3 all-time record at Houston Memorial (#1 in all-time wins at Houston Memorial); 114-80-3 all-time overall coaching record
(#300 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 9-6 overall 4-3 District

2010 Games:
at Houston Stratford (6-5) (W 34-7)
at Spring Westfield (6-4) (L 17-27)
at Pearland (16-0) (L 42-49)
vs *Katy Morton Ranch (1-9) (W 42-6)
at *Katy Mayde Creek (2-8) (W 37-14)
vs *Katy Cinco Ranch (10-2) (L 28-35)
vs *Katy Taylor (6-6) (L 14-17)
at *Katy (13-1) (L 28-49)
vs *Katy Seven Lakes (4-6) (W 35-10)
at *Hou. Strake Jesuit (3-7) (W 27-21)

Playoffs: Division II Semifinals
vs Houston Madison (6-5) (W 34-9) Bi-District
vs Alief Taylor (10-2) (W 35-28) Area
vs Port Arthur Memorial (9-4) (W 34-10) Regionals
vs Cypress Woods (10-4) (W 48-45) Quarterfinals
vs Cibolo Steele (14-2) (L 20-44 Semifinals

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* OL Clayton Eddy 1st Team All-District
* LB Jack Weir 1st Team All-District
* RB Boomer White 2417 rushing yards 29 TDs
* LB JR Tyler McCloskey 90 tackles
* DB JR Brett Strake 69 tackles

LSG District Ranking: #3 (Behind state ranked #3 Katy and #32 Katy Cinco Ranch)

LSG Region Ranking: #9

LSG State Ranking: #43

Notes:
The Mustangs made a great run to the Semifinals last year. They have RB White coming back so that will help them try to get back this year. They will be going Division II in the Region III bracket and they should win until they play one of the Cypress schools.

History:
4 year winning streak
1 losing season (5-7 in 2006) in last 12 years
Playoff Appearances (17) 1965,1976,1977,1979,1981,1982,1983,1985,1996,1999,2002,2004,2005,2006,2008,2009,2010

Championship History: (1) 0-1
1979 4A - Temple 28, Houston Memorial 6

Last 5 year record: 36-23

Last 10 year record: 73-41

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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