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2013 CLASS 1A DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Wellington Skyrockets (13-0) vs. Falls City Beavers (14-0)


2013 CLASS 1A DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Wellington Skyrockets (13-0) vs. Falls City Beavers (14-0)


Wellington Skyrockets

  • Head Coach: Wade Williams -- 6th year with the Skyrockets with a record of 68-7; 141-65-0 all-time record
  • 6 year winning streak under Williams (8-12 in the 2 seasons before he arrived)
  • 3 consecutive 13 win seasons
  • Lost in the semifinals in each of the last 2 seasons (both times to Munday)
  • 2013 LSG Team Preview
  • LSG Pre-Season Championship Picks
  • Pre-Season TOP 10′s
  • Playoff History: (23 years) 1937,1938,1942,1944,1945,1946,1963,1975,1978,1982,1983,1987,1990,1991,1998

* Championship History: No Championship Games

* 2013 Schedule
at Childress (6-5) (W 22-6)
vs Panhandle (8-4) (W 42-24)
vs Memphis (3-7) (W 50-7)
at Vega (3-8) (W 56-6)
vs Stinnett West Texas (0-10) (W 60-7)
at Quanah (4-7) (W 72-14)
vs Shamrock (7-4)* (W 46-0)
vs Booker (9-3)* (W 47-0)
at Wheeler (1-9)* (W 48-12)
Bye Bi-District
vs Sudan (7-5) (Canyon's Kimbrough) (W 58-36) Area
vs Farwell (7-5) (Canyon's Kimbrough) (W 50-14) Regionals
vs Seagraves (9-5) (Lubbock's Jones) (W 52-0) Quarterfinals
vs Albany (13-1) (Lubbock's Lowrey) (W 46-20) Semifinals

Falls City Beavers

  • Head Coach: Steve Marbach -- 2nd year with the Beavers with a record of 25-3; 77-35-0 all-time record
  • 6 consecutive 10+ win seasons (72-11 record)
  • All-Time Record 409-237-17 62.97% 663 games
  • 4th consecutive year to make at least the quarterfinals
  • LSG Pre-Season Championship Picks
  • Pre-Season TOP 10′s
  • Playoff Appearances (27) 1954,1961,1964,1966,1971,1972,1973,1974,1975,1978,1979,1980,1990,1997,1998
  • All-Time Playoff Record : 47-25
  • 20-4 playoff Record since 2008

Bi-District — 1961, 1964, 1997
Area — 1990, 2005, 2006
Regionals — 1954, 1966, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Quarterfinals — 1971, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011
semifinals — 1973, 1974, 1980, 2012
Champions -- 2010

Previous Championship Games: (1) 1-0
2010 1A DIVISION II Falls City 32, Windthorst 7

2013 Schedules:
vs Jourdanton (9-3) (W 34-28)
vs Poth (10-3) (W 36-0)
at Stockdale (7-5) (W 16-8)
at D'Hanis (6-6) (W 52-0)
at Three Rivers (4-5) (W 49-6)
vs Charlotte (4-7) (W 58-0)
vs Pettus (4-6)* (W 80-0)
at Woodsboro (8-2)* (W 52-0)
vs Louise (0-9)* (W 54-0)
at Runge (7-3)* (W 50-14)
Bye Bi-District
vs D'Hanis (6-6) (SA's South San) (W 53-0) Area
vs Milano (10-3) (Buda) (W 43-0) Regionals
vs La Pryor (9-5) (Farris) (W 55-0) Quarterfinals
vs Tenaha (11-2) (Waco ISD) (W 36-34) Semifinals

Texas high school footballMike Says: This is a matchup of or Pre-Season #1 vs. #4. We had Wellington in the championship game but had Falls City falling to Tenaha in the Semifinals. Falls City was able to get by Tenaha last week to make it to their 2nd ever championship game (they were the 2010 Champs). Wellington has been rolling on their way to their first ever championship game. This game looks to be a high scoring one. Falls City features QB/RB Justin Twine (remember his 534 yard rushing game in 2011) who has 1,581 yards rushing on the season. The Beavers average 9.72 yards per carry as a team. Wellington LB Edgar Tellez who is averaging 8.8 tackles per game will need to have a big game. On offense, the Skyrockets are led by QB Klark Ashmore who has 2,247 yards and 31 TDS passing and RB Terry Gilbreath who has 2,697 yards rushing. Beaver LB Eric Wiatrek averages 17 tackles per game and will be counted on to stop the Skyrocket rushing attack. The problem is the Skyrocket passing attack. The Beavers have only 11 INTs all year & only 18 sacks. That is not going to do it. The SKYROCKETS win it 35-28!!

Texas high school footballChris Says: Wellington is one of those teams that we had slated to be here early on and we even caught quite a bit of flack from fans saying we were crazy.  Well, here they are and you know what?  Fans are still saying we're crazy.    Falls City is another team we had ranked high in the preseason and they have certainly lived up to that ranking.  The difference is that the fans of Texas high school football agreed with us on Falls City.  So it really comes down to a question of who is right?  Is it the fans or LSG?  I am sticking with my preseason championship prediction.  SKYROCKETS take the title 35-30!!

Texas high school footballLSG Intern William Says: Two undefeated teams that have shown dominance on weaker opponents while showing composure and toughness in closer games. Falls City now has two 1,000 yard rushers on the season, running back Justin Twine and quarterback Dean Gaskamp. Wellington quarterback Klark Ashmore has thrown for 2247 yards and 30 TDs on the season and his running back Terry Gilbreath has rushed for 2697 yards and 41 TDs. This Wellington offense may be too hot to handle. Skyrockets win 41-36.

Falls City BeaversLSG Fan Poll Says: The Falls City Beaver fans are out in force in the fan poll.  Falls City (72%) is dominating Wellington (28%) in the voting.  This is not even close!  If this is any indication of how much more Falls City wants the win, then they should win this game handily.  The BEAVERS win the title -  the fans have spoken!

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