Gilmer v. Carthage Info & Notes
by JOE DODD
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September 24 @ Carthage

STADIUM: Bulldog Stadium

Capacity: 6,753



Mascot: Bulldogs       Colors: Red & White      District: 10-4A DIIEnrollment: 824          Head Coach: Scott Surratt (15th season, 179-28, 179-28 overall) Offensive Formation: Multiple Pro Style

Defensive Formation: 4-3

2020 Record: 14-0; Class 4A DII State ChampionsOffensive Starters Returning: 4Defensive Starters Returning: 8

2021 Record: 2-0

Week 1: won v. Crosby 27-24 (@New Caney)

Week 2: won v. San Antonio Cornerstone 42-14

Week 3: Open

Week 4: Open

Total Points For:  69Average Points For Per Game: 34.5

Total Points Against: 38Average Points Against Per Game: 19



Carthage Players to Watch:

#5 LBKip Lewis, Sr., 6'1”210 (four-star rated and University of Oklahoma commit)

#9 CB Brandon King, Sr., 5’9”, 170 (Named Defensive MVP after intercepting four passes — returning two four touchdowns against Gilmer in 2020 state championship game)

#52 DT Bobby Cooks, Sr. 6’0”, 255 (2020 Class 4A 1st Team All-State)

#10 QB Connor Cuff, Jr., 6-4, 200 (2021 stats: 24 of 38 for 382 yards, 4 TD’s in 2 halves of play)

#3 QB Javarian Rocquemore, Sr.5’9”, 160 (2021 stats: 19 of 28 for 269 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT in 2 halves of play)

#55 LG Zachary Carlisle, Jr., 6-4, 320  



Gilmer Players to Watch:

#11 QB Brandon Tennison, Sr., (UTSA commit. 2020 stats v. Carthage 2 games: 33 of 63 for 387 yards, 4 TD’s, 7 INT’sPassing & 19 carries, 37 yards, 0 TD Rushing)

#9 WR/LB Jay Rockwell, Jr., (Notable offers — Kansas, Nebraska, UTSA, Arkansas State, Buffalo, Hawaii, North Texas. 2021 stats: 11 rec, 204 yards, 3 TD’s)

#17 WR/CB Rohan Fluellen, Jr., (Notable offers — Houston, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, UTSA. 2021 stats:17 rec, 357 yards, 5 TD’S; 1 carry, 5 yards, 1 TD; 15 tackles, 3 PBU, 3 INT’s)

#44 DL Matthew Burton, Sr., (2021 stats:25 tackles, 10 QBP’s, 6 TFL)

#3 LB/FB Omero Orona, Jr. (2021 stats:34 tackles, 1 INT, 1 QBP, 1 PBU, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack, 1 TFL)

#29 RB/LB Ashton Haynes, Jr. (2021 stats: 50 carries, 433 yards, 8 TD’S)



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

YEAR  W-L-T COACH

2007   9-3-0 Scott Surratt

2008 14-2-0 Scott Surratt (Won Class 3-A, Division I State Championship)

2009 16-0-0 Scott Surratt (Won Class 3-A, Division II State Championship) 2010 14-2-0 Scott Surratt (Won Class 3-A, Division II State Championship) 2011   9-4-0 Scott Surratt          2012 11-3-0 Scott Surratt          2013 15-1-0 Scott Surratt (Won Class 3-A, Division I State Championship) 2014   6-6-0 Scott Surratt   2015 11-4-0 Scott Surratt          2016 13-2-0 Scott Surratt (Won Class 4-A, Division I State Championship) 2017 16-0-0 Scott Surratt (Won Class 4-A, Division I State Championship)

2018 14-1-0 Scott Surratt

2019 16-0-0 Scott Surratt (Won Class 4-A, Division I State Championship) 2020 14-0-0 Scott Surratt (Won Class 4-A, Division I State Championship) 2021   2-0-0 Scott Surratt



BY DECADES W- L- T

1924-29   13-15-4                                                                              1930-39   34-40-14

1940-49   56-37-5

1950-59   73-27-3

1960-69   49-49-3                                                                              1970-79   49-51-3

1980-89   71-34-6

1990-99   78-36-1

2000-09   76-44-0                                                                               2010-19 124-23-0 2020-21   16-0-0

TOTAL:   624-372-34



Undefeated Seasons: 8 (1954, 1958, 1978, 1991, 2009, 2017, 2019, 2020)



Winless Seasons: 0



State Championship Appearances: (9)

1991 (L/A&M Consolidated 35-19)

2008 (W/Celina 49-37)

2009 (W/Graham 13-12)

2010 (W/Coldspring 47-22)

2013 (W/ Kilgore 34-23)

2016 (W/ Wylie 31-17)

2017 (W/ Kennedale 28-7)

2019 (W/ La Vega 42-28)          2020 (W/ Gilmer 70-14)

State Championships: (8) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020



Last District Championship: 2020



Last Playoff Appearance: 2020



Playoff Record: (80-27-1)



SERIES HISTORY

First meeting: 1954, Carthage won 21-0

Last meeting: 2020, Carthage won 70-14

Series Record: Carthage leads: 11-6-0

All-Time Scores

1954: Carthage 21Gilmer 0         1955: Carthage 39Gilmer 7                  1996: Gilmer 10Carthage 0         1997: Gilmer 35Carthage 28         1998: Carthage 35Gilmer 7         1999: Gilmer 21Carthage 0         2008: Carthage 31Gilmer 28         2010: Carthage 38Gilmer 21                                                       2011: Gilmer 39Carthage 36         2014: Gilmer 58Carthage 21         2015: Gilmer 18Carthage 15         2016: Carthage 55Gilmer 37  2017: Carthage 48Gilmer 28  2018: Carthage 66Gilmer 14      2019: Carthage 24Gilmer 15         2020: Carthage 42Gilmer 14         2020: Carthage 70Gilmer 14



STREAKS

Carthage has a 6 game winning streak over Gilmer (last loss 2015: 18-15)

Carthage has a 44 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 41-34 @ Kilgore, 10/7/2016)

Carthage has a 32 game winning streak (last loss: 41-44 v. Liberty Hill, 12/14/2018)

Gilmer has a 9 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 42-14 to Carthage in 2020)

Carthage has a 212 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 43-0 to Crockett, 2006)

Gilmer has a 37 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout was 14-0 to Pleasant Grove in 2018)



GAME NOTES

Carthage is a 9 point favorite over Gilmer according to PigskinPrep.com which predicts a 22-13 victory for the Bulldogs

Carthage is ranked 1st in the Class 4A-II Pigskinprep.com power rankings

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

Carthage is ranked 1st in the Class 4A-II TexasFootball.com power rankings

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

Gilmer Senior QB Brandon Tennison is 18-3 as a starter. All 3 losses were to the state champions that season        

Gilmer Senior QB Brandon Tennison has 6,971 total offensive yards for his career. He needs 29 total yards to become one of only 4 players in school history to reach 7,000 total yards in a career.

11,7202006-2009Darian Godfrey

9,7712016-2017Aaron Brown

7,7712011-2013Tanner Barr

6,9712018-2021Brandon Tennison



Gilmer Senior QB Brandon Tennison has 5,299 passing offensive yards for his career, which makes him one of only 4 players in school history to reach 5,000 passing yards in a career.

9,3922006-2009Darian Godfrey

8,5362016-2017Aaron Brown

6,2952012-2013Tanner Barr

5,2992018-2021Brandon Tennison



Gilmer Senior QB Brandon Tennison 53 career touchdown passes is the 4th most in school history

1162006-2009Darian Godfrey

752016-2017Aaron Brown

652012-2013Tanner Barr

532018-2020Brandon Tennison



Gilmer Junior WR Rohan Fluellen needs 7 receptions to pass Kevin Hollis for 9th most in school history

1612011-2014Chase Tate

1372018-2020Dylan Fluellen

1282015-2017Red Jones II

1192005-2006Curtis Brown

1122005-2007Lamar Harris

1112010-2011Darrion Pollard

1092014-2016LaMarcus Morton

902002-2003Manuel Johnson

892003-2004Kevin Hollis

832020-2021Rohan Fluellen



Gilmer Junior WR Rohan Fluellen needs 120 receiving yards to pass Manuel Johnson for 8th most in school history 

2,3632018-2020Dylan Fluellen

2,1832004-2006Curtis Brown

2,1082014-2016LaMarcus Morton

2,0722011-2014Chase Tate

1,8772015-2017Red Jones II

1,7192005-2007Lamar Harris

1,6022010-2011Darrion Pollard

1,4402002-2003Manuel Johnson

1,3212020-2021Rohan Fluellen



SEASON NOTES

Gilmer head coach Alan Metzel is 18-2 in his 2nd season at Gilmer

Gilmer’s offense is averaging 510.3 total yards per game

Gilmer's 225 offensive plays consist of 90 passing attempts (40%) and 135 rushing attempts (60%)

Gilmer averages 264.8 yards per game passing (52%) and 245.5 yards per game rushing (48%)

Gilmer’s offense is averaging 9.1 yards per play

Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 7 different players

Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 5 different players

Gilmer’s schedule is the 25th toughest in Class 4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com

Carthage's schedule is the 3rd toughest in Class 4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com

Gilmer's 189 points scored is the 8th most in 4A-II and the Buckeyes 47.3 points per game is the 8th best in 4A-II

Gilmer’s 69 points allowed is tied for the 28th best in 4A-II and the Buckeyes 17.3 points allowed per game is the 24th best in 4A-II

Gilmer's 30 points differential per game is the 9th best in 4A-II

Gilmer’s offense has turned the ball over 6 times (1 Interception and 5 fumbles)

Gilmer’s defense has forced 11 turnovers (9 Interceptions and 2 fumbles)

Gilmer has a +5 turnover ratio for the season

Gilmer’s defense allows an average of 251 yards total offense per game

Gilmer’s defense allows an average of 131 yards rushing per game

Gilmer’s defense allows an average of 120 yards passing per game

Gilmer’s defense has 6 sacks (1.5 per game average)

Gilmer's opponents have converted 24 of 53 3rd downs (45%)            

Gilmer's opponents have converted 4 of 8 4th downs (50%)



HISTORICAL NOTES

This is Gilmer’s 108th season to play football

Gilmer has never had a winless season

Gilmer's 713 wins are the 15th most in Texas high school football history (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer’s 25 seasons with 10 wins or more is tied for the 12th most in Texas high school football history (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer's 37 district championships are tied for the 14th most in Texas high school football history (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer has recorded 15 undefeated regular seasons, tied for 9th most in Texas high school football history (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)  

Gilmer is 245-45 since 2000 (84%)                                                             

Gilmer is 186-28 in regular season games since 2000 (87%)

Gilmer has either won the state championship or lost in the playoffs to the eventual state champion in 11 of the past 18 years2003-lost to 3A DII State Champion Atlanta in round 42004-won 3A DI State Championship 2006-lost to 3A DI State Champion Texarkana Liberty-Eylau in round 1   2007-lost to state champion Liberty Hill in 3A DI State Championship         2008-lost to 3A DII State Champion Carthage in round 4         2009-won 3A DII State Championship         2012-lost to state champion Navasota 3A DII State Championship2013-lost to 3A DII State Champion Argyle in round 3 2014-won 4A DII State Championship2019-lost to 4A DII State Champion Pleasant Grove in round 42020-lost to state champion Carthage in 4A DII State Championship

         

Did you know?

Since 2000, Gilmer is 210-12 (95%) when scoring 30 or more points in a game. When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 36-33 (52%)

Carthage has held Gilmer below 30 points in 8 games since 2008, including 5 consecutive games. Gilmer is 1-7 in those 8 games

Since 1980, the Buckeyes have lost only 15 games when scoring at least 30 points

Carthage has lost only 3 games the past 5 seasons

Gilmer and Carthage have combined for 14 state championship game appearances and 11 state titles since 2004

The 70 points Carthage scored against Gilmer in the 2020 state championship game was the 2nd most points the Buckeyes had ever given up in a game and the most since Mt. Pleasant scored 72 against the Buckeyes in 1977

The 56 points differential in Gilmer’s 70-14 loss to Carthage in the 2020 state championship game was the 2nd largest point differential in a game in team history and the most since Mt. Pleasant defeated the Buckeyes 72-0 in 1977

Carthage’s Scott Surratt’s 87% winning percentage is the 5th best among all coaches in Texas history



Carthage, which had five turnovers total in the 2020 season, had four fumbles and an interception in the first half of the Bulldogs first game against Crosby



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