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EXTRA POINTS Keys to a successful year POSITION OF STRENGTH

When teams lose top players, they often struggle to find replacements. Lake Dallas senior wide receiver C.J. Harris, who finished with 205 yards receiving yards and a touchdown last season, is out for up to eight weeks with a broken arm, but the Falcons have the talent and Simpson depth to recover. Iowa pledge Josh Jackson (199 yards, one touchdown) will see even more time as the team’s deepthreat receiver, while senior Brandon Simpson (60 yards) will find ways to get open in the slot, along with junior Garrett Shackelford.

Young said of the defensive tackle position. “Playing a 4-3, we need to have eight guys that can play. We think we have them, but there’s a couple of people that we’ll need to get better and hope they don’t get hurt.”

KEY NEWCOMER Last year, Lake Dallas struggled to stretch the field with its passing game. This year — and most likely the two after that — the Falcons have an arm to lean on in sophomore quarterback Dagan Haehn. Haehn led the Lake Dallas freshman squad to a 7-3 record a season ago and has turned heads since the first day of preseason workouts. Haehn proved he can throw accurately on nearly any route.

GAME OF THE YEAR POINT OF CONCERN

A solid core of players in the secondary and at linebacker has head coach Michael Young predicting that Lake Dallas will have a top-3 defense in the district. The Falcons’ weak link at defensive tackle may be hidden by stronger pieces of the chain. “I think if anything, depth is a concern,”

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The key to the Falcons’ season is how they play at Wichita Falls Rider on Oct. 11. Lake Dallas, which was struggling with injuries at the time, lost 26-7 to Rider in 2012. Young said the game against the Raiders is huge because the two teams will most likely end up in the same playoff bracket amongst the smaller 4A schools.

FALCONS Roster No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 35 36 37 43 44 45 48

Player Pos. Ht. Brett Sasser WR 6-1 Dagan Haehn QB 6-0 Josh Jackson WR 6-2 Jamal Carter DB 5-8 Ty Boggs WR 5-10 Jacob Galloway DB 5-7 Andrew Craig DB 5-11 Brandon Simpson LB 6-1 Nick Krygsman WR 6-1 Dylan Waters DB 6-0 Micah Fitzgerald LB 6-1 Keegan Brewer DB 5-11 Gerald Bryant DB 6-0 Courtenay Holder RB 5-10 Walker Valceus TE 6-0 Mason Hite LB 5-10 Josh Rowe DB 5-11 C.J. Harris WR 5-10 Joseph Oppong LB 5-9 Robert Jackson DB 5-8 Mark Contreras RB 5-5 Thomas Parsons DB 5-10 James Dunne RB 5-10 Jeremy Beason DL 6-0 Kain Cox LB 5-9 Jacob Peppard LB 5-10 Marcus Girma DL 5-11 Mitchell Withrow DL 5-11 Josiah Tauaefa DL 6-1 Cooper Davenport DL 6-3

Wt. 165 175 180 150 175 145 165 190 185 160 190 165 165 170 210 205 180 160 185 145 175 170 165 180 180 170 190 215 235 225

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LAKE DALLAS Schedule Date Opponent Aug. 30 at Richardson Pearce Sept. 6 Frisco Centennial Sept. 13 Newman Smith Sept. 27 at Denton* Oct. 4 Trophy Club Nelson* Oct. 11at Wichita Falls Rider* Oct. 18 at Guyer* Oct. 25 Wichita Falls* Nov. 1 at Fort Worth Brewer* Nov. 8 Azle *District 5-4A 54 55 56 61 62 65 66 70 71 73 75 77 79 82 84 85

Cody Carroll Trey Lusk Riley Chenault Cody Shipman Andrew Vinton Emilio Hernandez Tim Parry Bryce MacDougall Chase Stanley Joey DePiazza Cody Pierce Travis Frederickson Dalton Montgomery Garrett Shackelford Hunter Blanton Christian Perez

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Time 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

5-10 6-2 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-9 6-3 5-10 6-6 6-2 6-0 6-0

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Football 2013  

Football 2013 is the Denton Record-Chronicle's look at the upcoming football season for the University of North Texas Mean Green and Denton...

Football 2013  

Football 2013 is the Denton Record-Chronicle's look at the upcoming football season for the University of North Texas Mean Green and Denton...