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2012 LSG Team Preview — Sabinal Yellow Jackets

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Sabinal Yellow Jackets

Team: Sabinal Yellow Jackets (15-1A Division II)

1st varsity season: 1920

Stadium: Yellow Jacket Stadium (Capacity: 1,125)

Enrollment: 146 -- largest in the district out of 6 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Brackettville
La Pryor
@ Pettus
San Antonio Brooks Academy
Center Point
@ Rocksprings **
@ Medina **
Leakey **
@ Nueces Canyon **
D’Hanis **

Coach: Jason Keller (1 year) 7-4 at Sabinal; 7-4 all-time coaching record

Coaches Comments: We should contend for a District Title. Challenges will be staying healthy and playing sound aggressive defense and focusing on one game at a time. Being able to fit personnel efficiently and effectively and controlling games in the 2nd half due to depth and personnel rotations. District Outlook: D'Hanis, Medina, Nueces Canyon, Rocksprings. Will be a competitive district as always with many teams returning starters.

Returning Lettermen: 15

Returning Starters: Offense: 9 Defense: 9

Key Players:
* QB Adan Alejandro-JR (Spread/Option QB, led team in TD with 18) 1st Team All-District 1,467 total yards
* RB Jon Moore-JR (RB-4.42 40 900 yds rushing as a soph) 1st Team All-District
* RB/LB Matt Medina-JR (RB-4.8 40 bruising back, tough runner, ILB)
* RB/LB Blake Young-SR (RB-4.78 40 Physical runner, OLB 85 Tackles 3 INT) 1st Team All-District LB
* WR/DB Elijah Gonzales-SR (WR-4.60 40 slashing receiver, great quickness, CB-4 INTS Great man to man corner) 1st Team All-District WR & DB
* TE/DE Dustin Barton-SR (4.8 40, Big Physical TE, great hands, led team in receptions and yds, DE-great pass rusher aggressive) 1st Team All-District TE & DL
* OL/DL Zack Justice-SR (OL/DL- Great quickness and power off the line) 1st Team All-District DL
* OL/DL Robert Samaniego - Soph (OL/DL- solid fundamentals, physically strong)
* OL/LB George Gonzales-JR (OL/ILB- Good speed and toughness, plays fast)
* WR/LB Felipe Negrete - JR (WR/OLB- Smart, undersized, extremely quick and aggressive) 1st Team All-District LB
* RB/LB Mason Miller-JR (RB/ILB- Intelligent, plays fast and confident, led team in tackles as a soph with 88)
* WR/DB Robert Aguilar-SR (WR/FS- Fast, great hands, tough receiver in open field)
* DB Joaquin DeLaPena- (SS-Aggressive, fast, plays down hill, led team in INT w 5)

* Have had back to back 7-4 seasons

  • Mike Says: The Yellow Jackets bring back 18 starters from last years 7-4 team. Look for them to battle Nueces Canyon for 2nd place in the district. They should finish up the regular season with a 6-4 or 7-3 record.
  • Chris Says: Sabinal brings back a good level of experience from a team that did well last season.  Don't expect them to make a long run in the playoffs, but they actually could contend for the district title.  In what looks like a perfect setup for a movie script, that final regular season game against D'Hanis will likely decide the champion.

Last Years Record: 7-4 overall 3-2 District

2011 Games:
at Center Point (6-5) (OT) (L 7-10)
vs Brackettville (4-7) (W 28-26)
at La Pryor (3-8) (W 28-14)
at Natalia (1-9) (W 28-14)
vs San Antonio St. Gerard (0-11) (W 62-0)
vs Rocksprings (5-5)* (W 27-0)
vs D'Hanis (8-3)* (L 34-47)
at Nueces Canyon (7-4)* (L 7-35)
vs Medina (5-5)* (W 42-27)
at Leakey (3-7)* (W 1-0)

Playoffs: Division II Bi-District
vs Pettus (9-3) (at Somerset) (L 6-34) Bi-District

* Playoff Appearances (20) 1923,1924,1929,1952,1953,1957,1959,1980,1982,1983,1984,1990,1994,1996,1997,1998,2006,2007,2010,2011

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 32-21

Last 10 year record: 58-44

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