2012 LSG Team Preview — Leander Vandegrift Vipers

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Leander Vandegrift Vipers

Team: Leander Vandegrift Vipers (25-4A)

Colors: Black/Silver

First Varsity Season: 2010

Enrollment: 1,458 -- 5th largest in the district out of 7 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Round Rock McNeil
@ Pflugerville Hendrickson
Austin Anderson
Cedar Park Vista Ridge **
@ Dripping Springs **
Leander **
@ Marble Falls **
Cedar Park **
@ Leander Rouse **

Coach: Drew Sanders (2 years) 12-10 at Leander Vandegrift (Only head coach in Leander Vandegrift history); 12-10 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 27

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 8

Key Players:
* DL Mason Hargreaves 35 tackles 15 TFL
* LB James Hallonquist 71 tackles 12 TFL
* DB JR Tristan Prukop
* LB JR Elliot Byrd
* RB Tristan Paffe
* QB Forrest Threadgill
* DL Kyle Gruber

2011 JV Record: 5-5

* Went from 4 wins in 2010 to 8 wins last year in their only 2 years of varsity play

  • Mike Says: The Vipers doubled their wins last year over 2010. This year, they return 15 starters from that team and will be pretty good. Their defense will be pretty tough after holding 6 teams to 10 points or less last year. Look for them to go 6-4 or 7-3 in the regular season and get that 3rd or 4th playoff spot.
  • Chris Says: Leander Vandegrift took a big leap forward last season.  The Vipers will not only not double their wins again this year, it is unlikely they will equal last year's total.  They bring back a lot of experience and for that reason will be in the thick of things in the district, but there is just too much talent on the other teams for them to have a legitimate shot at the title.  Vandegrift will likely make the playoffs but should fall three rounds in at the latest.

Last Years Record: 8-4 overall 3-3 District

2011 Games:
at Austin Lanier (2-8) (W 44-7)
at Taylor (3-8) (W 47-6)
vs Boerne (6-5) (W 35-9)
vs Austin Crockett (2-8) (W 49-7)
vs Cedar Park (11-3)* (OT) (L 28-29)
at Dripping Springs (9-4)* (L 17-21)
vs Lake Travis (16-0)* (L 10-42)
at Cedar Park Vista Ridge (3-7)* (W 28-10)
vs Leander Rouse (2-7)* (W 42-28)
at Marble Falls (4-6)* (W 35-0)

Playoffs: Division II Area
vs Austin Travis (3-7) (at Aus. House Park) (W 44-13) Bi-District
vs Kerrville Tivy (11-3) (at Converse) (L 16-21) Area

* Playoff Years: (1) 2011

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 2 year record: 12-10

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