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Gilmer v. Center Game Info & Notes


September 2-Center
STADIUM: Buckeye Stadium
North Bradford St.
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mascot: Rough Riders
Colors: Purple/White
District: 9-4A I
Enrollment: 752
2015 Record: 10-3 4A DII Regional Semifinalist; 4-1 District
2016 Record: 1-0
Week 1: won v. Rusk 27-21
Head Coach: Barry Bowman (2nd season, 11-3, 87-28 overall)
Offensive Formation: Spread
Defensive Formation: Stack
Returning Starters: 8 Offense/3 Defense
Players to Watch:
#2-WR/S Octavius Evans, Sr., 6-2, 210 (2015 stats: 76-1,016 yards, 9 TD’s)
#10-QB Kyle Parks, Sr., 6-1, 185 (2015 stats: 2,261 passing; 1,186 rushing, 30 TD’s)
#3-WR Jaterious Evans, Jr. (2015 stats: 31 catches, 598 yards, 3 TDs)
#4-CB Keyshawn Barnes, Sr.
#20-DL Deion Thedford, Sr., 5-9, 200
Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information (Source:
BY DECADES W- L- T 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
2010-16 33-35-0
TOTAL 403-505-28
Undefeated Seasons: 3 (1936, 1940, 1952)
Winless Seasons: 3 (1971, 1973, 1978)
Last District Championship: 2015 (Tri-champion)
Last Playoff Appearance: 2015
Playoff Record: 22-28-1
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 10-3-0 Barry Bowman  2016 1-0-0 Barry Bowman 
Gilmer v. Center All-Time Series
Series Record: Gilmer leads 8-1-0
Last meeting: 2015, Gilmer won 36-21
GILMER vs. Center (8-1-0)
26 - 1926 - 7
20 - 1928 - 6
13 - 1952 - 27
6 - 1953 - 0
27 - 1954 - 0
18 - 1955 - 0
64 - 2006 - 6
63 - 2007 – 6 36 - 2015 - 21
Gilmer has a 26 game home winning streak (last loss: 43-36 v. Jacksonville, 2010)
Gilmer has a 21 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 34-29 @ Kilgore, 2013)
Gilmer has a 6 game winning streak against Center (last loss: 13-27 in 1952)
Gilmer has a 196 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 to Pleasant Grove @ Longview Lobo, 2001)

This is Gilmer’s 103rd season to play football
Gilmer has never had a winless season
Gilmer head coach Matt Turner is 15-1 in his 2nd season at Gilmer
Gilmer's 658 wins are the 20th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:
Gilmer has 20 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 has 15 consecutive playoff appearances
Gilmer's 34 district championships are tied for the 13th most in Texas high school football history (Source:
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 18th most in Texas High School Football History (
Gilmer has won more games (189) than any other 4A team in the state since 2000
Texas HS teams with the most wins in the past 12 seasons (2004-2015) (Source:
168-14 Katy (4 state championships) 154-16 Gilmer (3 state championships) 153-24 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 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 190-27 since 2000 (88%)
Gilmer is 146-15 in regular season games since 2000 (91%)
Gilmer is 168-17 overall since 2003 (91%)
Gilmer is 123-7 in regular season games since 2003 (95%)
Gilmer’s schedule is the 2nd toughest (based on opponents’ power rating) in Class 4A-II according to
Center's schedule is the 21st toughest (based on opponents’ power rating) in Class 4A-I according to
Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the Old Coach Class 4A-II poll
Center is not ranked in the Old Coach Class 4A-I poll
Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the Class 4A-II power rankings
Center is ranked 36th in the Class 4A-I power rankings
Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the Class 4A-II Texas Football Magazine rankings
Center is not ranked in the Class 4A-I Texas Football Magazine rankings
Gilmer is ranked 4th in the Associated Press Class 4A poll
Center is ranked 20th in the Associated Press Class 4A poll
Gilmer is a 28 points favorite over Center according to

Did you know?
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
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.
Since 2000; Gilmer is 159-7 when scoring 30 or more points in a game. When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 31-20
Gilmer's first 5 opponents had a combined record of 43-20 in 2015, including 4 teams that made the playoffs


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