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2012 LSG Team Preview — Lufkin Panthers

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Lufkin Panthers

Team: Lufkin Panthers (14-5A)

Colors: Purple/Gold

1st varsity season: 1911

Enrollment: 2,127 -- Smallest in the district out of 7 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Tyler John Tyler
Tyler Lee
@ A&M Consolidated **
The Woodlands **
@ Bryan **
The Woodlands College Park **
at Conroe Oak Ridge **
Conroe **

Head Coach: Todd Quick (1st Year); 1st Head Coaching Position

Coaches Comments: Season Outlook: Win District Outlook: Win

Returning Lettermen: 32

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* DL Demontrai Lewis 1st Team All-District
* WR Jabryce Taylor TOP 15 ATH Committed to SMU
* WR JR Jamal Jeffery TOP JR
* DL D'Vante Botley
* LB JR D.J. Alexander
* WR JR Terry Mark
* QB Tyler Stubblefield
* OL Jordan Smith
* OL Leroy Hurts
* OL Michael Traylor

* Will be without legendary coach John Outlaw for the first time in 17 years when he suddenly passed away last December
* 1979 The Lufkin ISD school board unanimously approved the re-naming of Panther Stadium to Abe Martin Stadium in honor of the former coach who brought a football championship to Lufkin High School in 1943

  • Mike Says:The Panthers are always an East Texas force. It will be an emotional event when the Panthers take the field for the first time in 2012 without their longtime coach John Outlaw. They will once again play the best that East Texas has to offer in their pre-district. Every game will be another classic with games against Tyler John Tyler, Tyler Lee, Nacogdoches and Longview. Their defensive front led by DL Lewis and their wide receivers led by WR Taylor will be the strengths of this team. Look for them to go 8-2 or 7-3 in the regular season and come in 2nd in the district behind The Woodlands. They will be a Division II playoff team and will be a tough out. They will play team from a very tough District 13-5A in Bi-District which is always hard.
  • Chris Says: Lufkin is the smallest school in District 14-5A, but you couldn't tell it by the way they play.  They bring back an amazing 32 lettermen from last year, but they do not bring back legendary Head Coach, John Outlaw.  He will be missed by people around the state, but none will miss him more than the Panthers.  The Panthers have a super tough pre-district schedule and district will come down to their game against The Woodlands.  Whether they come in first or second, they will head into the playoffs battle-tested and ready to win.  Expect this years Panthers to go further than last season.

Last Years Record: 9-2 overall 6-0 District

2011 Games:
vs Tyler John Tyler (11-4) (W 34-31)
at Tyler Lee (1-9) (W 38-20)
at Nacogdoches (1-9) (W 69-14)
at Longview (11-2) (L 10-24)
vs Conroe (2-8)* (W 49-6)
at Humble Atascocita (3-7)* (W 52-0)
vs The Woodlands (12-2)* (W 30-10)
at Conroe Oak Ridge (1-9)* (W 63-0)
vs Humble Kingwood (6-5)* (W 35-23)
at The Woodlands College Park (6-5)* (W 45-14)

Playoffs: Division I Bi-District
vs Spring Westfield (10-4) (at Huntsville Bowers) (L 27-30) Bi-District

* won the district title 6 of the last 8 years (2nd in 2009 & 2010)
* Since moving into the Houston-area district before the 2004 season, Lufkin is 44-3 in district games
* 35-33-4, 4-3 playoffs all time vs. Longview 15-5-1 since 1994 Longview has now lost 9 straight at Lufkin
* 64-21-6 all-time vs. Nacogdoches including 17 in a row
* 35-15-1 all-time vs. Tyler Lee
* 28-34-3 1-1 playoffs all-time vs. Tyler John Tyler
* 36-25-1 2-0 playoffs all-time vs. Marshall
* 6-2 vs. The Woodlands since 1994
* All time record: 643-323-37 65.95% 1003 games

Championship History: (2) 1-1
1943 San Angelo 26, Lufkin 13
2001 5A Division II - Lufkin 38, Austin Westlake 24

Last 5 year record: 42-14

Last 10 year record: 102-22

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