Overall in District, the Lions scored a total of 188 points, averaging 23.5 points per game offensively. Defensively, the Lions allowed 252 points, or 31.5 points per game.
A little math shows an average of -8 (minus 8) points per game difference.
So if we add 8 points per game (remember, this is ONE touchdown and a two-point conversion), we actually gain two wins. So our district record could have been 4-4.
Additionally, since there were 8 district games, I broke the district into halves for the next section.
In the first 4 games, we scored 64 points, and allowed 124. This is scoring 16 points per game, but averaging 31. Of the four first half teams we played, two made the playoffs.
In the second half of district, the Lions nearly doubled their offensive point output, scoring 124, while the defense allowed 128. This means that the Lions scored at an average of 31 points per game in the "second half" of district. And while they gave up an average of 32, you can clearly see how close it was.
Additionally, the additional two wins would have come against West Mesquite (who ended up at 5-3), and Waxahachie (who ended up at 7-1).
The district as a whole averaged almost just a shade of 29 points per game (29.167). The range (difference between max and min points scored) was 257 for points scored. For points allowed it was 169.
Taking this into account, This would have put us at a 4-4 record, with the head-to-head over West Mesquite, and a 5th place district finish.
All that said, even though the Lions did not make the playoffs, small things here and there could have made for a much different season.
I am hopeful and optimistic about next year.
Edited by monter, 15 November 2011 - 12:28 PM.