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Gilmer v. Center Game Info & Notes


November 27-Center
STADIUM: Earl Campbell Field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium
STADIUM SURFACE: Artificial Turf
700 Fair Park Dr
Tyler, TX 75701

Mascot: Rough Riders
Colors: Purple/White
District: 6-4A II   
Enrollment: 662
2014 Record: 2-7
2015 Record: 10-2; 4-1 District
    Week 1: lost v. Waskom 22-34
    Week 2: won @ Buna 36-0
    Week 3: won @ Garrison 33-10
    Week 4: won @ Jasper 26-23
    Week 5: won v. Hardin-Jefferson 21-7
Week 6: Open
Week 7: won v. Spring Hill 56-10
Week 8: won v. Tatum 42-7
Week 9: won @ Atlanta 30-7
Week 10: won v. Pleasant Grove 57-35
Week 11: lost @ Gladewater 36-38                                 
Week 12: won v. Rains @ Longview Pirate Stadium 51-14
Week 13: won v. Fairfield @Longview Lobo Stadium 42-28
Total Points For:  452        Average Points For Per Game: 37.7
Total Points Against: 213    Average Points Against Per Game: 17.8
Head Coach: Barry Bowman (1st season, 10-2, 86-27 overall)
Offensive Formation: Multiple 
Defensive Formation: Stack
Returning Starters: 6 Offense/4 Defense
Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information                  (Source:
1921-29 30-24-5
1930-39 61-35-9
1940-49 49-33-3
1950-59 48-54-1
1960-69 21-79-0
1970-79 17-81-2
1980-89 41-57-5
1990-99 61-46-3
2000-09 42-61-0
2010-15 32-34-0
TOTAL 402-504-28                       
Undefeated Seasons: 3 (1936, 1940, 1952)
Winless Seasons: 3 (1971, 1973, 1978)
Last District Championship: 2015 (Tri-champion)
Last Playoff Appearance: 2013
Playoff Record: 22-27-1
2000 8-3-0 Paul Essary
2001 4-6-0 Paul Essary
2002 2-8-0 Paul Essary
2003 0-10-0 Gale Ashley
2004 8-5-0 Gale Ashley
2005 5-4-0 Gale Ashley
2006 2-8-0 Ron Callahan
2007 2-8-0 Ron Callahan
2008 3-7-0 Ron Callahan
2009 8-4-0 Kevin Goodwin
2010 5-6-0 Kevin Goodwin
2011 4-7-0 Kevin Goodwin
2012 8-3-0 Kevin Goodwin
2013 3-9-0 Kevin Goodwin
2014 2-7-0 Kevin Goodwin                                       2015 10-2-0 Barry Bowman
Gilmer v. Center All-Time Series
                                                 Series Record: Gilmer leads 7-1-0
Last meeting: 2007, Gilmer won 63-6
GILMER vs. Center (7-1-0)
26 - 1926 - 7
20 - 1928 - 6
13 - 1952 - 27
  6 - 1953 - 0
27 - 1954 - 0
18 - 1955 - 0
64 - 2006 - 6
63 - 2007 - 6

Gilmer has a 5 game winning streak against Center (last loss: 13-27 in 1952)
Gilmer has an 8 game winning streak in the playoffs (last loss: 45-38 v. Argyle @ Dallas Kincaide, November 29, 2013)
Gilmer has a 12 game winning streak at TMF Rose Stadium (last loss: 61-58 to Canton on 11-18-2005)
Gilmer has a 28 game winning streak (last loss: 45-38 v. Argyle @ Dallas Kincaide, November 29, 2013)
Gilmer has a 192 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 to Pleasant Grove @ Longview Lobo, 2001)

Gilmer is 16-2 since 2000 in games played at TMF Rose Stadium (88%)
Gilmer is 7-2 since 2000 in playoff games played at TMF Rose Stadium (78%)   
This is Gilmer’s 102nd season to play football
Gilmer has never had a winless season
This is Gilmer’s 15th consecutive year in the playoffs
This is Gilmer’s 35th appearance in the playoffs
Gilmer's 70 playoff wins are tied for the 18th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:
Gilmer is 70-24-1 in playoff games all time (74%) the 10th best winning percentage in Texas High School Football History                             (Source:
This is Gilmer’s 9th consecutive year to reach the 3rd round of the playoffs
This is the 11th time in the past 13 years for the Buckeyes to reach the 3rd  round of the playoffs
Gilmer is 42-11 in playoff games since 2001 (79%)
Gilmer is 9-6 all time in third round playoff games (60%)
Gilmer head coach Matt Turner is 12-0 in his 1st season at Gilmer                                                                                                                                                              
Gilmer's 655 wins are tied for the 20th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:           
Gilmer's 34 district championships are tied for the 12th most in Texas high school football history (Source:
Gilmer's school record 28 game winning streak is tied with Navasota as the 2nd longest current streak behind Allen's 55 games
Gilmer has recorded 15 undefeated regular seasons, tied for 8th most in Texas High School Football History (
Gilmer has recorded 21 10-win seasons, tied for 19th most in Texas High School Football History (
Gilmer's 2015 season marked their 20th consecutive non-losing season, the 3rd longest active streak and the 20th longest all-time streak in Texas High School Football History (
                                                                                      Texas HS teams with the most wins from 2004-2015                  (Source:
164-14    Katy    (3 state championships)                        152-15    Gilmer (3 state championships)                       151-23    Aledo (5 state championships)                       148-22    Southlake Carroll (4 state championships)                                  147-21    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 12 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 187-26 since 2000 (88%)
                                                                                                             Gilmer is 145-15 in regular season games since 2000 (91%)
Gilmer is 165-16 overall since 2003 (91%)
Gilmer is 123-7 in regular season games since 2003 (95%)                
Gilmer is ranked 5th in the Class 4A-II power rankings
Gilmer's 515 points scored is 4th most in Class 4A-II                                                                           Gilmer's 23.7 point average margin of victory is 7th most in Class 4A-II
Gilmer’s offense is averaging 425.6 total yards per game
Gilmer's 715 offensive plays consist of 318 passing attempts (44%) and 397 rushing attempts (56%)
Gilmer averages 208.3 yards per game passing (49%) and 217.3 yards per game rushing (51%)
Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 9 different players
Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 11 different players
Gilmer’s defense has forced 10 turnovers in two playoff games
Gilmer's defense has given up 300 or more yards in only 5 games, and only twice in the last 8 games
Gilmer's opponents have converted only 39 of 162 3rd downs (24.1%)
Gilmer's opponents have converted only 15 of 47 4th downs (31.9%)
Gilmer's defense has recovered at least one fumble in 10 of 12 games
Gilmer’s schedule is the 31st toughest in Class 4A-II according to
Center's schedule is the 35th toughest in Class 4A-II according to
Gilmer’s opponents have a combined 66-67 record
Center's opponents have a combined 65-68 record
Gilmer is a 6 point favorite over Center according to
Gilmer and Center had 3 common opponents in 2015:
    Gilmer defeated Tatum 23-0; Center defeated Tatum 42-7
    Gilmer defeated Rains 49-22; Center defeated Rains 51-14
Gilmer defeated Pleasant Grove 40-36; Center defeated Pleasant Grove 57-35
Did you know?
As Daingerfield’s head coach from 2008-2010, Barry Bowman's Tigers won 3 consecutive Class 2A state championships, posting a record of 44-3.  All 3 losses were to Gilmer.
Center High School to Earl Campbell Field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler is 86.2 miles. Gilmer High School to Earl Campbell Field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler is 38.2 miles
Since 2000; Gilmer is 157-6 when scoring 30 or more points in a game. When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 30-20


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