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8/15/06-Tyler

John Tyler Hopes To Build On 2005

The John Tyler Lions hope to build on last years impressive, 8-win, playoff season. They just don't want to talk about last year anymore. 40 seniors from last years playoff team have now moved on, creating a new challenge for the 2006 squad. Head coach Thomas Brooks acknowledges that 2005 was a special year, but says it's time for this year's team to create it's own legacy.

"We had a talk about it this morning," Brooks said, "and right now, we're letting it go. We're focusing on this year. The way our community got behind us, that really helped a lot, and so we're hoping for the same thing. When people get behind you like that, you just don't want to let them down, you just work real hard."

The Lions open their season Saturday, September 2 against Texas High.

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