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2012 LSG Team Preview — The Woodlands Highlanders

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — The Woodlands Highlanders

Team: The Woodlands Highlanders (14-5A)

Colors: Red/Green/White

1st varsity season: 1978

Enrollment: 4,126.5 -- Largest in the district out of 7 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Dallas Skyline at FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco
Fort Bend Hightower
Monterrey Tech, MX
@ Conroe **
A&M Consolidated **
at Lufkin **
Bryan **
@ The Woodlands College Park
Conroe Oak Ridge

Head Coach: Mark Schmid (8 years) 66-27 at The Woodlands (#2 in The Woodlands History); 66-27 All-Time Coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 22

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* WR Jamie Taylor 1st Team All-District TOP 10 TE Committed to Northwestern
* RB Ryan Trauffler
* OL Sam Kronshage Committed to Colorado
* OL Jonathan Huckins Committed to Colorado
* WR Houston Brown
* WR Chris Warren
* DB Kolbi Brown 40 tackles
* LB Cole Little 65 tackles
* DB JR Colton Wordle 65 tackles
* DL Matt Miller Transfer from Colorado
* DB Mike Ciaramitaro
* OL JR Tyler Rapp

* Have gone 42-6 over the last 4 seasons

  • Mike Says: The Highlanders lost a heart breaker to Dallas Skyline last season in the Quarterfinals. Not only could they meet up with them again the playoff, they open the season against them in what is sure to be a featured LSG game of the week. This years team will continue their winning ways with a strong offensive line led by two Colorado commits in Sam Kronshage and Jonathan Huckins. Wide receiver Taylor will provide the fireworks for the offense. The defense will be solid as always and will feature a strong secondary. They have great non-district games against Fort Bend Hightower and Katy to go along with the Skyline game. They will be tested. Look for them to go 8-2 or 7-3 in the regular season and win the district title. Region II is loaded with great teams like Allen and Skyline to name a few so it will be tough to advance out of the region but this team has a great shot do move on.
  • Chris Says: The Woodlands is a program that is always in the running, or if they are down, its not for long.  The bring back a ton of talent from a team that shocked a lot of folks last year.  As Mike mentioned, the game vs Dallas Skyline was one of the great ones and if their rematch in the season opener is even close, look for a great game.  The Woodlands will be tested early and often, but will still emerge as the district champs for 14-5A.  Once in the playoffs, look for the Highlanders to play tough before falling to one of the great programs.

Last Years Record: 12-2 overall 5-1 District

2011 Games:
vs Prepa Monterrey Tech, MX (W 56-32)
at Fort Bend Hightower (13-3) (W 21-14)
vs Houston Strake Jesuit (3-7) (W 40-10)
vs Tyler Lee (1-9) (W 23-15)
vs Humble Atascocita (3-7)* (W 49-10)
at Lufkin (9-2)* (L 10-30)
vs Conroe Oak Ridge (1-9)* (W 52-0)
at Humble Kingwood (6-5)* (W 28-0)
vs The Woodlands College Park (6-5)* (W 38-0)
at Conroe (2-8)* (W 57-0)

Playoffs: Division I Quarterfinals
vs Klein Collins (8-3) (at Humble Turner Stad) (W 42-31) Bi-District
vs Round Rock Westwood (10-2) (at Waco ISD) (W 21-14) Area
vs Mesquite (7-6) (at Waco ISD) (W 24-6) Regionals
vs Dallas Skyline (14-1) (at Waco ISD) (L 31-35) Quarterfinals

Their Quarterfinal game vs. Dallas Skyline ranks #19 in our 2011 Games Of The Year

* Ranks #90 in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* Only 1 losing season (3-8 in 2007) in last 14 years
* Winning seasons 27 of last 32 years
* 2-6 vs. Lufkin since 1994
* Went 16-17 the first 3 years after The Woodlands College Park opened
* 17 consecutive playoff appearances
* All time record: 261-121-7 68.00% 389 games
* all-time playoff appearances: (25) 1981,1982,1984,1985,1986,1990,1991,1993,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003

Championship History: (1) 0-1
2003 5A Division I - Galena Park North Shore 23, The Woodlands 7

Last 5 year record: 45-14

Last 10 year record: 87-34

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