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2013 LSG Team Preview — Wellington Skyrockets

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Wellington Skyrockets

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Team: Wellington Skyrockets (1-1A Division II)

Team Colors: Red/White

1st varsity season: 1920

Stadium: Powell Field (Capacity: 1000)

Enrollment: 150 -- Largest in the district out of 4 schools

2013 Schedule:
@ Childress
vs. Panhandle
vs. Memphis
@ Vega
vs. Stinnett West Texas
@ Quanah
vs. Chilton @ Graham
vs. Shamrock
vs. Booker
@ Wheeler

Coach: Wade Williams (5 years) 55-7 record at Wellington; 128-65-0 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 13

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* QB/DB Klark Ashmore TSWA 3rd Team All-State 2,130 yards 34 TDS passing 75 career TDs 5,965 career yards Dist District MVP
* OL/LB JR Edgar Tellez AP Honorable Mention All-State LB & TSWA 3rd Team All-State OL Dist Defensive MVP 1st Team All-District OL 83 tackles
* RB Terry Gilbreath AP 2nd Team All-State TSWA 1st Team All-State Dist Offensive MVP 2,470 yards 34 TDS rushing
* JR OL Jeffery Collins TSWA 3rd Team All-State 1st Team All-District
* RB Smiley Granadoz 1st Team All-District
* WR/DL Walker Williams 1st Team All-District DL & 2nd Team All-District WR
* OL Walker Bartlett 2nd Team All-District
* LB JR Trey Long 2nd Team All-District

* Have had four 1 loss seasons out of the last 5 years
* 5 year winning streak (55-7) under Williams (8-12 in the 2 seasons before he arrived)

  • Mike Says: The Skyrockets are on a great run and are only looking better this year. They have the District MVP, the District OFF MVP and the District DEF MVP all coming back. This team will again put up big points with QB Ashmore and RB Gilbreath. LB Tellez will head up a tough defense. The Skyrockets are a favorite to win it all.
  • Chris Says: Wellington is a powerhouse in Class 1A and they look even tougher this season than semifinal team of last year.  The Skyrockets (what a cool mascot name) will roll through the regular season without a hiccup and have a great postseason.  Once again, they will have to find an answer for Munday if they are to make it to the title game.

Last Years Record: 13-1 (3-0 in District)

2012 Games:
vs Childress (5-5) (W 34-21)
at Panhandle (8-5) (W 42-32)
at Memphis (2-8) (W 58-14)
vs Vega (3-8) (W 39-21)
at Stinnett West Texas (1-9) (W 47-0)
vs Quanah (9-4) (W 44-26)
vs Chilton (5-6) (at Seymour) (W 42-25)
at Shamrock (3-6)* (W 56-14)
at Booker (9-4)* (W 50-7)
vs Wheeler (4-8)* (W 40-21)

Playoffs: Division II Semifinals
Bye Bi-District
vs Bovina (5-7) (Canyon's Kimbrough) (W 56-20) Area
vs Springlake-Earth (9-3) (Canyon's Kimbrough) (W 47-13) Regionals
vs Sudan (11-3) (Canyon's Kimbrough) (W 56-20) Quarterfinals
vs Munday (15-0) (Wichita Falls) (L 6-48) Semifinals

* Playoff History (22) 1937,1938,1942,1944,1945,1946,1963,1975,1978,1982,1983

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 55-7

Last 10 year record: 84-28

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