Thursday, December 08, 2016

Gilmer set for fourth semifinal game in the past five seasons

Read more: KLTV - Gilmer set for fourth state semifinal game in the past five seasons
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Read more: Abilene Reporter-News - Sweetwater faces potent Gilmer in state semis
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Gilmer v. Sweetwater Game Info & Notes

By JOE DODD

December 9-Sweetwater
STADIUM: McLane Stadium

STADIUM CAPACITY: 45,140

STADIUM SURFACE: Matrix® Turf

STADIUM ADDRESS:

1001 S M.L.K. Jr Blvd

Waco, TX 76704

Mascot: Mustangs Colors: Red & White District: 2-4A DII Enrollment: 536Head Coach:Shane Mobley(5thseason,45-15,45-15overall)Offensive Formation: Spread
Defensive Formation: 3-3 Stack
2015 Record: 12-1; 5-0 4A DII Regional Semi-finalist
Returning Starters: Offense 5, Defense 6
2016 Record: 12-1; 5-0 District
Week 1: won v. Wichita Falls (1-9) 42-14
Week 2: won @ Big Spring (0-9) 60-20
Week 3: won @ San Angelo Lake View (1-8) 52-6
Week 4: cancelled v. Snyder
Week 5: won v. Pecos (5-5) 80-38
Week 6: won @ Lamesa (1-9) 52-12
Week 7: open
Week 8: won v. Fort Stockton (3-7) 53-0
Week 9: won @ Seminole (9-4) 39-22
Week 10: lost v. Monahans (9-3) 16-19
Week 11: won @ Midland Greenwood (7-3) 28-14
Week 12: won v. Dalhart (2-9) (at Levelland) 48-21
Week 13: won v. Krum (10-2) (at Stephenville) 40-20
Week 14: won v. Glen Rose (8-5) (at Graham) 44-14
Week 15: won v. Seminole (9-4) (at Midland's Grande) 38-14
Total Points For: 592 Average Points Per Game: 45.5
Total Points Against: 214 Average Points Against Per Game: 16.5

Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information
SWEETWATER

YEAR W-L-T COACH
2000 8-4-0 Hank Dowell

2001 9-3-0 Kent Jackson

2002 10-4-0 Kent Jackson

2003 9-3-0 Kent Jackson

2004 11-3-0 Kent Jackson

2005 13-2-0 Kent Jackson

2006 9-3-0 Kent Jackson

2007 7-5-0 Kent Jackson

2008 10-3-0 Kent Jackson

2009 1-9-0 Craig Slaughter 2010 4-6-0 Craig Slaughter 2011 4-6-0 Craig Slaughter 2012 4-6-0 Shane Mobley 2013 4-6-0 Shane Mobley 2014 13-1-0 Shane Mobley 2015 12-1-0 Shane Mobley 2016 12-1-0 Shane Mobley

ALL-TIME RECORD:   674-387-29
Undefeated Seasons:0 Winless Seasons:5(1908, 1909, 1911, 1929, 1975)State Championship Appearances:2-1967 (L/Nederland 7-20); 1985 (W/Tomball 17-7)State Championships:1(1985)District Championships:26
Last District Championship: 2016
Last Playoff Appearance: 2015
Playoff Record: 55-29-2ConsecutivePlayoffs: 3 (2014-2016)

STREAKS
Gilmer has an 10-game winning streak (last loss: 55-37 @ Carthage in week 4)
Sweetwater has a 5-game winning streak (last loss: 19-16 v. Monahans in week 10)
Sweetwater has a 3-game losing streak in semifinal games (last win: 26-0 v. Cleburne in 1967)
Gilmer has a 5-game winning streak in games against West Texas teams (last loss: 41-6 to Olney is 1960 2A Quarterfinal)
Sweetwater has a 2-game losing streak in games against East Texas teams
Gilmer has a 2-game losing streak in games played in Waco (lost 26-3 to Cameron Yoe in 1981 3A Final; lost 38-13 to Liberty Hill in 2007 3A DI Final)
Gilmer has a 209 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 to Pleasant Grove @ Longview Lobo, 2001)
Sweetwater has a 13 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 31-0 to Krum, 3rdround of playoffs, 2015)



HISTORIC NOTES
This is Sweetwater’s 106th season to play football
This is Gilmer’s 103rd season to play football
Gilmer has never had a winless season
Sweetwater has had 3 winless seasons (including their first two seasons of 2 games each)
Gilmer head coach Matt Turner is 27-2 in his 2nd season at Gilmer
This is Gilmer’s 36thappearance in the playoffs
This is Sweetwater’s 33rdappearance in the playoffs
This will be Gilmer’s 103rdplayoff game in school history
This will be Sweetwater’s 87thplayoff game in school history
This is Gilmer’s 16thconsecutive year in the playoffs
This is Sweetwater’s 3rdconsecutive year in the playoffs
This is Gilmer’s 3rdconsecutive year to reach the semi-finals of the playoffs
This is the 7thappearance in the past 13 years for the Buckeyes in the semi-finals
This is Sweetwater’s first semifinal appearance since 2005
Gilmer is 76-25-1 in playoff games all time (75%) the 8th best winning percentage in Texas High School Football History(Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer is 48-12 in playoff games since 2001 (80%)
Gilmer is 6-1 all time in state semi-final games (86%)
Sweetwater is 1-4-1 all time in state semi-final games (17%)
Gilmer's 76 playoff wins are tied for the 18th most in Texas High School Football History(Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Sweetwater's 674 wins are the 16th most in Texas High School Football History (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer's 670 wins are the 20th most in Texas High School Football History (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
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 (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer's 35 district championships are tied for the 13th most in Texas high school football history (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has recorded 15 undefeated regular seasons, tied for 8th most in TexasHigh School Football History(Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has recorded 22 10-win seasons, tied for 18th most in TexasHigh School Football History(Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Sweetwater has recorded 19 10-win seasons, tied for 31st most in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has won more games (202) than any other 4A team in the state since 2000
Texas HS teams with the most wins in the past 13 seasons (2004-2016)(Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
178-17 Katy (4 state championships) 167-17 Gilmer (3 state championships) 167-24 Aledo (5 state championships) 158-24 Southlake Carroll (4 state championships) 154-26 Euless Trinity (3 state championships)
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 202-28 since 2000 (88%)
Gilmer is 180-18 overall since 2003 (91%)

2016 SEASON NOTES
Gilmer's 689 points scored is the 2ndmost in 4A DII and tied for 9thmost in all classifications
Sweetwater's 592 points scored is the 6thmost in 4A DII
Gilmer’s offense is averaging 534.2 total yards per game
Sweetwater’s offense is averaging 480.1 total yards per game
Gilmer's 938 offensive plays consist of 499 passing attempts (53%) and 439 rushing attempts (47%)
Sweetwater's 750 offensive plays consist of 311 passing attempts (41%) and 439 rushing attempts (59%)
Gilmer averages 337.3 yards per game passing (63%) and 196.9 yards per game rushing (37%)
Sweetwater averages 232.9 yards per game passing (49%) and 247.2 yards per game rushing (51%)
Gilmer’s offense is averaging 7.97 yards per play
Sweetwater’s offense is averaging 8.32 yards per play
Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 9 different players
Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 9 different players
Sweetwater has receiving touchdowns by 6 different players
Sweetwater has rushing touchdowns by 8 different players
Gilmer’s offense has turned the ball over 27 times (10 Interceptions and 17 fumbles)
Sweetwater’s offense has turned the ball over 9 times (5 Interceptions and 4 fumbles)
Gilmer’s defense forced 24 turnovers in 14 games (11 Interceptions and 13 fumbles)
Sweetwater’s defense forced 32 turnovers in 13 games (19 Interceptions and 13 fumbles)
Gilmer has a -3 turnover ratio for the season
Sweetwater has a +23 turnover ratio for the season
Gilmer’s defense allows an average of 188.6 yards rushing per game
Gilmer’s defense allows an average of 129.6 yards passing per game
Gilmer's defense has given up 151 or less rushing yards in 7 games
Gilmer's defense has given up 200 or more passing yards in only 4 games, and none in playoff games
Gilmer’s defense has 46 sacks in 14 games
Sweetwater’s defense has 13 sacks in 13 games
Gilmer's opponents have converted only 61 of 189 3rd downs (32%)
Gilmer’s schedule is the 5th toughest (based on opponents’ power rating) in Class 4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com
Sweetwater’s schedule is the 50sttoughest (based on opponents’ power rating) in Class 4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com
Gilmer’s opponents have a combined90-71record
Sweetwater's opponents have a combined66-85record
Gilmer is a 6 points favorite over Sweetwater 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 4,722 passing yards through 14 games ranks as the best season total in team history
Gilmer needs 1,098 total yards to pass the 2014 team for most all time
8,577 2014 16 games
7,479 2016 14 games
Gilmer junior Aaron Brown needs 158 total yards to pass Manuel Johnson for most in a season
5,135 2004 Manuel Johnson (16 games)4,977 2016 Aaron Brown (14 games)
Gilmer junior quarterback Aaron Brown’s 4,659 passing yards in 2016 are a team record for most in a season
Gilmer junior Aaron Brown needs 3 touchdown passes to pass 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)46 2016 Aaron Brown (14 games)
Gilmer senior LaMarcus Morton needs 15 receiving yards to pass Darrion Pollard for most in a season
1,305 2011 Darrion Pollard (13 games)1,291 2016 LaMarcus Morton (14 games)
Gilmer senior LaMarcus Morton needs 1 reception to pass Curtis Brown for 5thmost 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)63 2016 LaMarcus Morton (14 games)
Gilmer senior LaMarcus Morton needs 3 touchdown receptions to pass Blake Lynch for most in a season
16 2014 Blake Lynch (16 games) 15 2013 Desmond Pollard (13 games) 15 2007 Houston Tuminello (15 games) 14 2006 Curtis Brown (8 games) 14 2006 Lamar Harris (11 games)14 2016 LaMarcus Morton (14 games)
Gilmer sophomore Adan Ibarra needs 2 extra point kicks to pass Adon Olivares for 3rdmost in a season
90 2013 Pablin Olivares (13 games) 86 2014 Juan Esquivel (15 games) 78 2009 Adon Olivares (15 games)77 2016 Adan Ibarra (14 games)

Did you know?
McLane Stadium opened in 2014
This is the first appearance at McLane Stadium for Gilmer and Sweetwater
Sweetwater High School to McLane Stadium in Waco is 230 miles. Gilmer High School to McLane Stadium in Waco is 171 miles
Gilmer is 0-2 in games played in Waco (lost 26-3 to Cameron Yoe in 1981 3A Final at Floyd Casey Stadium; lost 38-13 to Liberty Hill in 2007 3A DI Final at Floyd Casey Stadium)
Sweetwater v. East Texas (0-2)
2005: Lost to Tatum 32-19 in 3A-DII Semifinal
1991: Lost to Carthage 32-13 in 4A Semifinal
Gilmer v. West Texas (5-2)
2012: Defeated Graham 50-7 in 3A-DII Semifinal
2009: Defeated Abilene Wylie 43-26 in 3A-DI Final
2007: Defeated Abilene Wylie 28-21 in 3A-DI Semifinal
2004: Defeated Snyder 53-20 in 3A-DII Semifinal
1981: Defeated Kermit 28-0 in 1981 3A Semifinal
1960: Lost 41-6 to Olney in 2A Quarterfinal
1932: Lost 18-0 to Graham in Class B Regional Final
Gilmer in the Semifinals (6-1)
2015: Lost 49-44 to Celina in 4A-DII
2014: Defeated Celina 67-14 in 4A-DII
2012: Defeated Graham 50-7 in 3A-DII
2009: Defeated Cuero 42-36 in 3A-DI
2007: Defeated Abilene Wylie 28-21 in 3A-DI
2004: Defeated Snyder 53-20 in 3A-DII
1981: Defeated Kermit 28-0 in 1981 3A
Sweetwater in the Semifinals (1-4-1)
2005: Lost to Tatum 32-19 in 3A-DII
1991: Lost to Carthage 32-13 in 4A
1987: Lost to Rockwall 13-6 in 4A
1985: Tied Austin Westlake 21-21 in 4A (advanced on tie breaker)
1984: Lost to Denison 31-7 in 4A
1967: Defeated Cleburne 26-0 in 3A

Gilmer had 23 turnovers in 10 regular season games, but has only 4 turnovers in 4 playoff games
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 and the 3rdmost yards in any classification in 2016
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
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
Since 2000; Gilmer is 171-8 (96%) when scoring 30 or more points in a game. When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 31-20 (61%)



Read more:The Gilmer Mirror - Gilmer v Sweetwater Game Info Notes

Friday, December 02, 2016

Sportsgram PPV Live Broadcast of Celina vs. Gilmer


By SPORTSGRAM

2016-11-28 15:49:11.000 by Sportsgram Network
Sportsgram has secured the rights to broadcast the 4A Division 2 Region 2 Football Championship on Friday, Dec. 2nd at 7:30 PM. 

The Championship will feature the Celina at 11-2 on the year vs. the Gilmer Buckeyes at 12-1. This is the 3rd straight year these two have met in the playoffs after splitting the previous two meetings. 

The Pay Per View broadcast will feature a multi-camera broadcast will network style graphics and instant replay. Cost for the broadcast is $6.95 and includes unlimited access the archive of the game following the LIVE broadcast. 

For the best viewing experience viewers should have a broadband connection with at least 3Mbps of download. Viewers can test their download speed at speedtest.net


Read more:The Gilmer Mirror - Sportsgram PPV Live Broadcast of Celina vs Gilmer

Gilmer + Celina Meet For Third Consecutive Year in Playoffs


By CLINT BUCKLEY, ETSN.fm

CLASS 4A DIVISION II

Region II Championship
Celina Bobcats (11-2)
vs.
No. 7 Gilmer Buckeyes (12-1)
7:30 p.m. Friday

Mesquite Memorial Stadium


See also: So we meet again

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gilmer v. Celina Game Info & Notes

By JOE DODD

December 2-Celina
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 Seasons10 (1925, 1934, 1935, 1969, 1971, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007)Winless Seasons13 (1921, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1951, 1952, 1958) State Championship Appearances11-1974 (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 Championships8 (1974, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007)Last District Championship: 2016Last Playoff Appearance: 2015Playoff Record: 99-24-2 ConsecutivePlayoffs: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 (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
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 (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer's 669 wins are the 20th most in Texas High School Football History (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
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 (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer's 35 district championships are tied for the 13th most in Texas high school football history (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has recorded 15 undefeated regular seasons, tied for 8th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has recorded 22 10-win seasons, tied for 18th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
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) (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
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)
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)
Gilmer senior LaMarcus Morton needs 2 touchdown receptions to pass Darrian Pollard and be tied for 6th most in a season
16 2014 Blake Lynch (16 games) 15 2013 Desmond Pollard (13 games) 15 2007 Houston Tuminello (15 games) 14 2006 Curtis Brown (8 games) 14 2006 Lamar Harris (11 games) 13 2005 Willie Darden (12 games) 13 2004 Kevin Hollis (16 games) 13 2003 Manuel Johnson (14 games) 12 2011 Darrion Pollard (13 games) 11 2016 LaMarcus Morton (13 games)
Gilmer sophomore Adan Ibarra needs 7 extra point kicks to pass Adon Olivares for 3rd most in a season
90 2013 Pablin Olivares (13 games) 86 2014 Juan Esquivel (15 games) 78 2009 Adon Olivares (15 games) 72 2016 Adan Ibarra (13 games)

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