SWJCFC Preview: Tyler

This is the seventh in a series of SWJCFC team previews by contributing writer, Mike Montfort. SWJCFC coaches recently picked Tyler to finish third in their annual pre-season poll. Jamie Critchlow takes over for Dale Carr, who led last year's squad to an 8-4 record. Carr went 65-32 in nine seasons before accepting the Angelo State coaching job. Fortunately for Critchlow, the cupboard was not left bare.

Tyler, Texas

Colors: Black and Gold
Home Field: Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium (14,000, Field Turf)
Head Coach: Jamie Critchlow (1st Year)
Assistant Coaches: Maurea Crain (DC); Jeff Tunnell (QB/WR); Zac Bryant (GA/DL); Ryan Mahon (GA/ RB); Josh Artis (GA/LB)
2005 Preseason Ranking: NJCAA No. 4
2004 Record: 8-4
2004 SWJCFC Record: 4-2 (Third Place)
Bowl Games: Lost The Heart o' Texas Bowl to Hutchinson, Kan., 15-10.
2004 National Ranking: 15th NJCAA
Type of Offense: I formation, 1-Back
Type of Defense: 4-3
Returning Lettermen: 14

Returning Offensive Starters: 7 Markeith Sanders (6-1, 205, QB, West Mesquite); Luke Lamipeti (6-4, 310, OG, Euless Trinity); Jonathan Miller (6-3, 290, C, Euless); Brian Rogers (5-8, 175, RB, Lufkin); Shannon Boatman (6-7, 320, OT, Beaumont West Brook).

Returning Defensive Starters: 7 Michael McDonald (6-2, 240, DE, Gatesville); Corey Roberts, 5-11, 305, NG, Aldine Eisenhower); Shaylon Richardson (5-11, 180, DB, Wichita Falls); Gerard Lewis (5-9, 165, DB, Galena Park); Jonathan Roberts (5-11, 170, PK, Cypress).

Returning All-Conference Starters: Michael McDonald (6-2, 240, DE, Gatesville).

Top Freshman Recruits: Daniel Dodd (5-11, 210, LB, Gilmer); Nick Peoples (6-4, 235, TE, Texarkana, Ark.); Craig Vervalin (6-4, 270, DT, Klein Collins); Frank Williams (6-3, 210, LB, Daingerfield); Izale Williams (5-8, 160, RB, Dallas Hillcrest); Brad Christopher (6-7, 285, OL, North Richland Hills); Kyle Jenson (6-5, 310, OL, Sweet Home, Ore.); Jeremy Skinner (6-1, 185, RB, Gilmer); J.D. West (6-4, 280, DT, Pasadena Sam Rayburn); Josh Hill (5-10, 175, QB, Tyler Lee).

2005 Schedule

Aug 27 -- v. Navarro at Chapel Hill, 7 p.m.
Sept 3 -- at TVCC, 7 p.m.
Sept 10 -- Kilgore, 7 p.m.
Sept 17 -- Cisco*, 7 p.m.
Sept 24 -- at Navarro*, 7 p.m.
Oct 1 -- Blinn*, 3 p.m.
Oct 8 -- at Kilgore*, 3 p.m.
Oct 15 -- Open Date
Oct 22 -- TVCC*+, 1 p.m.
Oct 29 -- at NEO,* 2 p.m.

* Denotes SWJCFC Game

+ Denotes Homecoming

NOTES: Jamie Critchlow served one season as offensive line coach at Texas A&M Commerce under Scotty Conley before returning to Tyler, where he worked under Dale Carr from 1998-2003...Critchlow coached five All-Americans and 11 D-1 signees at TJC…Critchlow replaced Carr, who went 65-32 in nine seasons before accepting the Angelo State coaching job…Daniel Dodd (pictured above; credit Total Blue Sports), a THSCA All-Star, was recruited by Brigham Young. The 3A All-State LB amassed 415 career tackles and 17 QB sacks at Gilmer…QB Hill led Tyler Lee to its first Class 5A state title on the heels of a summer MVP performance in guiding Lee to a 7-on-7 state title…DT Roberts had 5½ sacks during the 2004 season…


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