Class 4A DII Regional Finals Game Notes: Celina vs. Gilmer

Class 4A DII Area Regional Finals Notes: Celina vs. Gilmer

December 2 Celina vs. Gilmer

STADIUM: Memorial Stadium
STADIUM CAPACITY: 19,400
STADIUM SURFACE: FieldTurf
STADIUM ADDRESS:
2411 W Scyene Rd
Mesquite, TX 75149

 

Mascot: Bobcats                                                                        
Colors: Orange & White                                                                     
District: 5-4A DII                                                                 
Enrollment: 697                                                                          
Head Coach: Bill Elliott (5th season, 57-11, 57-11 overall)                  
Offensive Formation: Multiple
Defensive Formation: 10-1

2015 Record: 15-1; 5-0 4A DII state finalist/5-0 District

Returning Starters: Offense 5, Defense 5

2016 Record: 11-2; 5-0 District

          Week 1: lost @ Princeton 27-42

          Week 2: won v. Argyle Liberty Christian 55-43

          Week 3: lost @ Argyle 14-43

          Week 4: won @ Fort Worth YMLA  72-0

          Week 5: won v. Dallas Pinkston 65-6

          Week 6: OPEN

Week 7: won v. Caddo Mills 61-0

Week 8: won @ Nevada Community 56-14

Week 9: won v. Melissa 40-7

Week 10: won @ Bonham 54-24

Week 11: won v. Aubrey 49-13

Week 12: won v. Emory Rains (at Mesquite Memorial) 62-21

Week 13: won v. Gladewater (at Forney's City Bank) 44-41

Week 14: won v. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (at Mesquite Memorial) 23-19

Total Points For:  622         
           Average Points Per Game: 47.8

Total Points Against: 273    
           Average Points Against Per Game: 21

 

Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information

CELINA
YEAR W-L-T COACH

2000 16-0-0 G.A.Moore 2A DII State Champions
2001 16-0-0 G.A.Moore 2A DII State Champions
2002 11-1-0 Butch Ford
2003 10-2-0 Butch Ford
2004 13-1-0 Butch Ford
2005 16-0-0 Butch Ford 2A DII State Champions
2006 15-1-0 Butch Ford
2007 16-0-0 Butch Ford 3A DII State Champions
2008 12-4-0 Butch Ford 3A DII State Finalist
2009   7-5-0 Butch Ford                                                                          
2010 11-1-0 Butch Ford                                                                           
2011 11-1-0 Butch Ford                                                                     
2012 10-3-0 Bill Elliott                                                                   
2013   9-2-0 Bill Elliott                                                                  
2014 12-3-0 Bill Elliott                                                                        
2015 15-1-0 Bill Elliott                                                                        
2016 11-2-0 Bill Elliott


DECADES W- L- T
1920-29     7-27-3
1930-39   38-16-7
1940-49   15-38-3
1950-59     3-32-0
1960-69   64-41-3
1970-79   97-14-3
1980-89   61-45-2
1990-99 110-17-1
2000-09 132-14-0                                                                                        
2010-16   79-13-0
ALLTIME: 606-257-22


Undefeated Seasons: 10 (1925, 1934, 1935, 1969, 1971, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007)
Winless Seasons: 13 (1921, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1951, 1952, 1958)                                                        

State Championship Appearances: 11-1974 (T/Big Sandy 0-0); 1995 (W/Alto 32-28); 1998 (W/Elysian Fields 28-0); 1999 (W/Elysian Fields 38-7); 2000 (W/Mart 21-17); 2001 (W/Garrison 41-35); 2005 (W/Paul Pewitt 28-12); 2006 (L/Liberty Hill 19-22); 2007 (W/China Spring 21-14); 2008 (L/Carthage 37-49); 2015 (L/West Orange-Stark 3-22)                       

State Championships: 8 (1974, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007)
Last District Championship: 2016
Last Playoff Appearance: 2015
Playoff Record: 99-24-2                                                    
Consecutive Playoffs:23 (1994-2016)

 

All-Time Series

GILMER vs. Celina: 2-1-0
45 - 2003 - 22
67 - 2014 - 14
44 - 2015 – 49

 

COMMON OPPONENTS

Argyle Liberty Christian                                                                 
Celina won 55-43; Gilmer won 61-19

Melissa                                                                                      
Celina won 40-7; Gilmer won 55-6

Gladewater                                                                                
Celina won 44-41; Gilmer won 35-28

Texarkana Pleasant Grove                                                            
Celina won 23-19; Gilmer won 31-10

 

STREAKS

Gilmer has an 9-game winning streak (last loss: 55-37 @ Carthage in week 4)

Celina has a 10-game winning streak (las loss: 43-14 @ Argyle in week 3)

Gilmer has a 208 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 to Pleasant Grove @ Longview Lobo, 2001)

 

NOTES

This is Gilmer’s 103rd season to play football

Gilmer has never had a winless season

Gilmer head coach Matt Turner is 26-2 in his 2nd season at Gilmer

This is Gilmer’s 36th appearance in the playoffs

This will be Gilmer’s 102nd playoff game in school history

This is Gilmer’s 16th consecutive year in the playoffs

This is Gilmer’s 3rd consecutive year to reach the 4th round of the playoffs

This is the 8th time in the past 10 years for the Buckeyes to reach the fourth round of the playoffs

Gilmer is 75-25-1 in playoff games all time (74%) the 8th best winning percentage in Texas High School Football History                           

Gilmer is 47-12 in playoff games since 2001 (80%)

Gilmer is 6-4 all time in fourth round playoff games (60%)

Gilmer is 6-3 in playoff games at Mesquite’s Memorial Stadium (67%)   

1981-Gilmer 16 Wylie 14                                                                   
1981-Gilmer 28 Kermit 0                                                                  
1990-Southlake Carroll 42 Gilmer 0                                                   
1991-Forney 34 Gilmer 21                                                                 
2007-Gilmer 42 Dallas Roosevelt 36                                                  
2009-Gilmer 44 Waco LaVega 16                                                 
2012-Gilmer 42 Argyle 21                                                            
2015-Gilmer 63 Mexia 14                                                              
2015-Celina 49 Gilmer 44

Gilmer's 75 playoff wins are tied for the 18th most in Texas High School Football History 

Gilmer's 669 wins are the 20th most in Texas High School Football History 

Gilmer has 21 consecutive non-losing seasons, the 4th longest active streak and tied for the 20th longest all-time streak in Texas High School Football History 

Gilmer's 35 district championships are tied for the 13th most in Texas high school football history 

Gilmer has recorded 15 undefeated regular seasons, tied for 8th most in Texas High School Football History 

Gilmer has recorded 22 10-win seasons, tied for 18th most in Texas High School Football History 

Gilmer has won more games (201) than any other 4A team in the state since 2000

Texas HS teams with the most wins in the past 13 seasons (2004-2016) 

178-17    Katy  (4 state championships)                                          

166-17    Gilmer (3 state championships)                                     

166-24    Aledo (5 state championships)                                          

158-24    Southlake Carroll (4 state championships)                                  

154-26    Euless Trinity (3 state championships)      

      (Sourced: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)     

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Gilmer has either won the state championship or lost in the playoffs to the eventual state champion in 9 of the past 13 years                                      

2003-lost to state champion Atlanta in round 4                                

2004-won 3A DI State Championship                                                

2006-lost to state champion Texarkana Liberty-Eylau in round 1     

2007-lost to state champion Liberty Hill in finals                            

2008-lost to state champion Carthage in round 4                            

2009-won 3A DII State Championship                                            

2012-lost to state champion Navasota in finals                                        

2013-lost to state champion Argyle in round 3                                        

2014- won 4A DII State Championship

Gilmer is 201-28 since 2000 (88%)                                                  

Gilmer is 179-18 overall since 2003 (91%)

Gilmer's 646 points scored is the 2nd most in 4A DII and tied for 15th most in all classifications

Celina's 622 points scored is the 4th most in 4A DII and tied for 24th most in all classifications

Gilmer’s offense is averaging 538 total yards per game

Gilmer's 884 offensive plays consist of 468 passing attempts (53%) and 416 rushing attempts (47%)

Gilmer averages 336.7 yards per game passing (63%) and 201.3 yards per game rushing (37%)

Gilmer’s offense is averaging 7.9 yards per play

Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 9 different players

Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 9 different players

Gilmer’s schedule is the 5th toughest (based on opponents’ power rating) in Class 4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com

Celina’s schedule is the 51st toughest (based on opponents’ power rating) in Class 4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com

Gilmer’s opponents have a combined 78-68 record

Celina's opponents have a combined 63-80 record

Gilmer is a 6 points favorite over Celina according to PigskinPrep.com

Gilmer QB Aaron Brown’s first 10 starts produced 7 of the top 16 single game performances for total offensive yards in team history

Gilmer QB Aaron Brown’s first 10 starts produced 6 of the top 12 single game performances for passing yards in team history

Gilmer QB Aaron Brown’s first 9 starts produced 3 of the top 10 single game performances for touchdown passes in team history

Gilmer’s 2016 team’s first 5 games produced 3 of the top 15 single game performances for total offensive yards in team history

Gilmer’s 2016 team’s 4,377 passing yards through 13 games ranks as the 2nd best season total in team history

Gilmer needs 327 passing yards to break the school record of 4,703 set in 2014

Gilmer needs 40 total yards to pass the 2012 team for 5th most all time

8,577        2014         16 games

7,301        2004         16 games

7,100        2007         15 games

7,095        2013         13 games

7,033        2012         16 games

6,994         2016          13 games

Gilmer junior Aaron Brown needs 539 total yards to pass Manuel Johnson for most in a season

5,135        2004                Manuel Johnson (16 games)          

4,596        2016                    Aaron Brown (13 games)

Gilmer junior quarterback Aaron Brown’s 4,314 passing yards in 2016 are a team record for most in a season

Gilmer junior Aaron Brown needs 6 touchdown passes to tie Manuel Johnson for most in a season

        48             2004                 Manuel Johnson (16 games)                 

        47             2006                 G.J. Kinne (11 games)                         

        47             2014                 McLane Carter (16 games)                   

        42             2016                  Aaron Brown (13 games)                          

        42             2009                 Darian Godfrey (15 games)

Gilmer senior LaMarcus Morton needs 3 receiving yards to pass Tay Bowser for 3rd most in a season and needs 50 receiving yards to pass Manuel Johnson for 2nd most in a season

        1,305        2011                 Darrion Pollard (13 games)                  

        1,168         2003                 Manuel Johnson (14 games)                 

        1,120        2004                 Tay Bowser (16 games)                       

        1,118         2016                 LaMarcus Morton (13 games)

Gilmer senior LaMarcus Morton needs 5 receptions to pass Curtis Brown for 5th most in a season

        84             2011                 Darrion Pollard (13 games)                  

        80             2004                 Kevin Hollis (16 games)                      

        79             2003                 Manuel Johnson (14 games)                 

        73             2007                 Houston Tuminello (15 games)         

        63             2005                 Curtis Brown (12 games)                             

        59             2016                 LaMarcus Morton (13 games)

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Did you know?

This will be Celina’s 3rd playoff game at Mesquite’s memorial Stadium this post season

Celina High School to Memorial Stadium in Mesquite is 53.5 miles. Gilmer High School to Memorial Stadium in Mesquite is 109 miles

Celina started the season 1-2 before winning 10 consecutive games

Celina’s 8 state championships are tied with Katy and Southlake Carroll for the most in state history

Gilmer has won 2 state championships (2009 & 2014) since Celina won their most recent title in 2007

Gilmer's 67 points scored against Celina in the 2014 semifinal game were the most allowed in a game in Celina history, and the 53-point margin of defeat was the worst in Celina history.

Celina’s 49-44 win over Gilmer in the 2015 semifinal ended the Buckeyes’ team records of 30 consecutive wins and 10 consecutive playoff wins and ended the Buckeyes’ perfect (6-0) record in semifinal games

Celina’s 49-44 win over Gilmer in the 2015 semifinal featured 8 turnovers and 5 lead changes

Gilmer’s 697 total yards against Center in week 2 was a single game school record

Poppy Brown’s 577 passing yards against Liberty-Eylau in week 1 was a single game school record

Poppy Brown’s 582 total offensive yards against Liberty-Eylau in week 1 was a single game school record                                                                                                          

LaMarcus Morton’s 259 receiving yards against Liberty-Eylau in week 1 was a single game school record

Texarkana Pleasant Grove was the last team to hold Gilmer scoreless, with a 10-0 first round playoff win in 2001, since then the Buckeyes have scored in 206 consecutive games

Since 2000; Gilmer is 170-8 when scoring 30 or more points in a game. When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 31-20

 


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