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2012 LSG Team Preview — Austin Del Valle Cardinals

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Austin Del Valle Cardinals

Team: Austin Del Valle Cardinals (15-5A)

Colors: Red/White

First Varsity Season: 1975

Enrollment: 2,741 -- 2nd largest in the district out of 7 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Seguin
Pflugerville Connally
Round Rock McNeil
@ Leander Rouse
Austin Akins **
@ Austin Anderson **
Austin Westlake **
@ Austin Lake Travis **
Austin High **
@ Austin Bowie **

Coach: Courtney Wash (3 years) 13-19-0 at Austin Del Valle; 13-19-0 all-time coaching record

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 4

Key Players:
* RB Josh Cleveland
* QB SOPH Denzel Fester
* LB Kelly McBride
* DL Elliott Carter
* DB Thomas Anderson
* OL JR Sam De La Rosa
* RB SOPH Wilton Grear

* Have gone 4-17 over the last 2 seasons after moving up to Class 5A...they went 9-2 in their last season in Class 4A

  • Mike Says: The Cardinals were able to make the playoffs last year despite a 2-8 regular season record. They were able to pull off wins in the last 2 weeks of the season to get into the 2nd season. This year they will need a young defensive front 7 to step up on defense. Last year the defense gave up 26+ points per game in 10 of their 11 games. Look for them to go 5-5 or 4-6 and fight Austin High and Austin Anderson for that 4th playoff spot.
  • Chris Says: Austin Del Valle is a team that proved you can make the playoffs with 2 wins last season - its just a matter of which two games you win.  It is unlikely they will be able to repeat that feat this season.  District 15-5A has some serious top-heavy talent with teams like Austin Lake Travis and Austin Westlake.  The good news for the Cardinals is that after those two, the district is wide open.  They will do a bit better this season, but still have to luck into some district wins to see postseason play.  If they do beat the odds again and play in the playoffs, expect a quick exit.

Last Years Record: 2-9 overall 2-3 District

2011 Games:
vs Los Fresnos (8-3) (at CC Calallen) (OT) (L 28-34)
vs Pflugerville Connally (8-3) (L 28-31)
at Cedar Park Vista Ridge (3-7) (L 0-27)
vs Georgetown (6-4) (L 21-35)
at Killeen (8-5) (L 12-58)
at Austin Bowie (6-5)* (L 14-28)
vs Austin Anderson (5-5)* (2OT) (L 20-26)
at Austin Westlake (9-3)* (L 7-55)
at Austin High (2-9)* (W 48-38)
vs Austin Akins (0-9)* (W 49-13)

Playoffs: Division II Bi-District
vs Pflugerville (5-7) (at Del Valle) (L 7-28) Bi-District

* Playoff Appearances (6) 1966,67,2002,04,09,2011

Championship History: No championship Games

Last 5 year record: 21-31

Last 10 year record: 38-66

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