Gilmer v. Center Info & Game Notes
by JOE DODD
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September 8-Center

STADIUM: Roughrider Stadium
STADIUM CAPACITY:4,300
STADIUM SURFACE: Artificial
STADIUM ADDRESS:
658 Rough Rider Dr.
Center, TX 75935



Mascot: Rough Riders

Colors: Purple/White

District: 9-4A I

Enrollment: 752

2016 Record: 6-5 4A DI Bi-District Finalist; 4-2 District

2017 Record: 1-0

Week 1: lost @ Rusk 21-48

Head Coach: Barry Bowman (3rd season, 16-8, 92-33 overall)

Offensive Formation: Spread
Defensive Formation: 3-3 Stack

Returning Starters: 5 Offense/5 Defense

Players to Watch:

#2-QB Jayden Hicks, So., 5-8, 150

#3-WR/S Jaterious Evans, Sr., 6-2, 192 (SFA Commit; 2016 stats: 511 yards, 7 TDs; 4 INT’s)

#4-RB/CB Ja’Dus Johnson, Sr. 5-8, 160 (last week @ Rusk: 12 carries for 131 yards)

#10-WR Kaleb Parks, Sr., 6-0, 165 (last week@ Rusk: 7 catches for 109 yards, 1 TD)

#51-DL Christian Russell, Sr., 5-10, 245 (Returning starter)

Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information              (Source: www.Smoaky.com)

CENTER

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 38-40-0
TOTAL 408-510-28

Undefeated Seasons: 3 (1936, 1940, 1952)
Winless Seasons: 3 (1971, 1973, 1978)
Last District Championship: 2015 (Tri-champion)
Last Playoff Appearance: 2016
Playoff Record: 22-29-1

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   5-6-0 Barry Bowman           2017   0-1-0 Barry Bowman

Gilmer v. Center All-Time Series

Series Record: Gilmer leads 9-1-0

Last meeting: 2016, Gilmer won 70-21

GILMER vs. Center (9-1-0)
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              70 - 2016 - 21

STREAKS

Gilmer has a 7 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 55-37 @ Carthage, 2016)

Gilmer has a 5 game regular season road winning streak (last loss: 55-37 @ Carthage, 2016)

Gilmer has a 7 game winning streak against Center (last loss: 13-27 in 1952)

Gilmer has a 5 game winning streak against Barry Bowman coached teams

Gilmer has a 211 game consecutive scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)



GAME NOTES

Gilmer’s schedule is the 3rd toughest (based on opponents’ power ranking) in Class 4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com

Center's schedule is the 4th toughest (based on opponents’ power ranking) in Class 4A-I according to PigskinPrep.com               

Gilmer is ranked 4th in the Old Coach Class 4A-II poll

Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the Class 4A-II Pigskinprep.com power rankings

Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the Associated Press Class 4A poll

Gilmer is a 35 points favorite over Center according to PigskinPrep.com



HISTORICAL NOTES

This is Gilmer’s 104th season to play football

Gilmer has never had a winless season

                Gilmer head coach Matt Turner is 28-3 in his first two seasons at Gilmer

Gilmer's 671 wins are tied for the 18th 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 19th longest all-time streak in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer's 35 district championships are tied for the 11th most in Texas high school football history (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer has recorded 15 undefeated regular seasons, tied for 7th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer has recorded 22 10-win seasons, tied for 19th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer has won more games (203) 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)

178-17Katy(4 state championships)           169-24Aledo (6 state championships)                                    167-18Gilmer (3 state championships)                                      158-24Southlake Carroll (4 state championships)                          154-26Euless 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 14 years2003-lost to state champion Atlanta in round 42004-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 203-29 since 2000 (88%)                                                   

Gilmer is 181-19 overall since 2003 (91%)

Gilmer is 155-16 in regular season games since 2000 (91%)

Gilmer is 132-8 in regular season games since 2003 (94%)



Did you know?

Center fumbled the football 7 times and Rusk recovered 5 of those fumbles in last week’s season opener

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.

Bowman is 0-5 against Gilmer as head coach at 2 different schools (Daingerfield & Center)

Since 2000; Gilmer is 172-9 (95%) when scoring 30 or more points in a game. When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 31-20 (61%)



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