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Gilmer v. Glen Rose 2023 Game Info & Notes

By Joe Dodd

December 8- Glen Rose @ Prosper Children’s Hospital Stadium 

Stadium: Children’s Health Stadium  

Capacity: 12,000  

Surface: Matrix Helix™ turf and a Cushdrain®  

Year Opened: 2019 

Mascot: Tigers  

Colors: Red & White  

District: 4-4A DII  

Enrollment: 617 

Head Coach: Cliff Watkins (8th season, 77-25; 10th season, 98-30 overall) 

Formation: Spread 

Defensive Formation: Base 3-3 Stack 

Glen Rose Tigers 2023 Season Results 

Date Opponent Result  08/25/23 @ Grandview (11-2) lost: 7-35 09/01/23 Gatesville (7-5) won: 21-20 09/08/23 @ Graham (10-2) lost: 21-45 09/15/23 Brownwood (12-2) lost: 34-46 09/22/23 @ Springtown (9-4) lost: 27-51 09/29/23 OPEN  

10/06/23 Venus* (3-7) won: 63-0  10/13/23 Godley* (5-6) won: 36-22  10/20/23 @ Hillsboro* (5-6) won: 39-8  10/26/23 Fort Worth Benbrook* (6-5) won: 48-7  11/03/23 @ Ferris (2-8) won: 41-0 11/10/23 Midland Greenwood (3-8) (at Abilene’s Shotwell) won: 52-7 

11/17/23 Perryton (4-8) (at Iowa Park) won: 70-13 11/24/23 Seminole (11-2) (at Abilene’s Wildcat) won: 48-34  12/01/23 Canyon West Plains (12-2) (at WF’s Memorial) won: 45-13  Overall Record: 10-4  

Points For: 552 (39.4 PPG) Points Against: 301 (21.5 PPG) 

2023 GLEN ROSE STATISTICS 

TEAM OFFENSE 

Passing: 268 of 427 (63%) 4,163 yards 297.4 ypg 45 TD’s 18 INT’s Rushing: 344 carries 1,246 yards 89.0 ypg 19 TD’s 3 Fumbles Total 5,409 yards 386.4 ypg 64 TD’s 21 Turnovers OPPONENTS OFFENSE 

Passing: 149 of 279 (53%) 1,914 yards 136.7 ypg 8 TD’s 15 INT’s Rushing: 551 carries 2,709 yards 193.5 ypg 25 TD’s 13 Fumbles Total 4,623 yards 330.2 ypg 33 TD’s 28 Turnovers 

Glen Rose Individual Statistical Leaders 

PASSING 

Canyon Evans 279 of 442 4,246 yards 45 TD’s 18 INT’s 

RUSHING  

Brayden Brewton 105 carries 464 yards 5 TD’s Braylon Reid 86 carries 437 yards 4 TD’s 

RECEIVING 

Josiah Groenweg 79 catches 1,473 yards 18 TD’s Camden Raymond 73 catches 992 yards 9 TD’s Adrian Sanchez 57 catches 796 yards 8 TD’s  Kaleb Baker 39 catches 774 yards 11 TD’s 

LEADING TACKLERS 

Brenden Guptill 157  

Camden Raymond 146 

Gage Edgar 117  

Keltyn Raymond 119

SACK LEADERS 

Keltyn Raymond 12.5  

Gage Edgar 5.5 

INTERCEPTIONS LEADERS 

Adrian Sanchez 7  

Jack Debnar 3  

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

YEAR W-L-T COACH  

2016 8-5-0 Cliff Watkins 

2017 9-2-0 Cliff Watkins 

2018 11-2-0 Cliff Watkins 

2019 7-6-0 Cliff Watkins 

2020 9-2-0 Cliff Watkins 

2021 10-2-0 Cliff Watkins 

2022 13-2-0 Cliff Watkins  

2023 10-4-0 Cliff Watkins 

BY DECADES W- L- T  

1916 0-1-0  

1921 0-1-0  

1934-39 21-15-1  

1940-49 27-18-3 (1942-Cancelled-WWII; 1949 Suspended by UIL)  1950-59 43-51-5  

1960-69 47-50-4  

1970-79 56-39-6  

1980-89 43-59-1  

1990-99 55-47-3  

2000-09 68-45-0  

2010-19 70-46-0  

2020-23 42-10-0  

TOTAL: 472-382-23 

Undefeated Seasons: 1 (1937, 4-0)  

Winless Seasons: 7 (1916, 1921, 1934, 1941, 1944, 1980, 1981)  State Championship Game Appearances: 0  

State Championships: 0  

District Championships: 17 (1955, 1966, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1990, 2004, 2007,  2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)  

Last District Championship: 2023  

Playoff Appearances: 30 

Last Playoff Appearance: 2022, Lost 42-35 to Carthage in 4A DII Semifinals Playoff Record: 26-29-0 

GILMER 

Mascot: Buckeyes  

Colors: Black & Orange  

District: 7-4A DII  

Enrollment: 848  

Head Coach: Alan Metzel (4th season, 50-8 at Gilmer; 50-8 overall)  Offensive Formation: Spread 

Defensive Formation: Odd 

Gilmer Buckeyes 2023 Season Results 

Date Opponent Result  08/25/23 Chapel Hill (11-2) lost: 53-71  09/01/23 @ Kilgore (12-1) lost: 23-24  09/08/23 @ Paris (4-7) won: 43-40 09/15/23 Lindale (7-5) won: 59-56 09/22/23 Prosper Walnut Grove (3-7) won: 82-62 09/29/23 Open 

10/06/23 Texarkana Pleasant Grove* (12-1) lost: 28-63 10/13/23 @ Texarkana Liberty-Eylau* (3-7) won: 56-12  10/20/23 Paris North Lamar* (5-5) won: 49-12 10/27/23 @ Longview Spring Hill* (4-7) won: 59-13 

11/03/23 Pittsburg* (2-7) won: 64-6  11/10/23 Center (7-4) (at Hallsville Bobcat) won: 69-42 11/16/23 Sunnyvale (9-3) (at Tyler Rose) won: 41-38 11/24/23 Aubrey (8-4) (at Commerce Memorial) won: 34-21 12/01/23 Carthage (13-0) (at Tyler Rose) won: 47-44

Overall Record: 11-3  

Points For: 707 (50.5 PPG) Points Against: 504 (36 PPG) 

2023 GILMER STATISTICS 

TEAM OFFENSE 

Passing: 190 of 320 (59%) 3,039 yards 217.1 ypg 31 TD’s 6 INT’s Rushing: 510 carries 4,053 yards 289.5 ypg 61 TD’s 8 Fumbles Total 7,092 yards 505.6 ypg 92 TD’s 14 Turnovers OPPONENTS OFFENSE 

Passing: 148 of 302 (49%) 2,231 yards 159.4 ypg 30 TD’s 12 INT’s Rushing: 580 carries 3,577 yards 255.5 ypg 40 TD’s 17 Fumbles Total 5,808 yards 414.9 ypg 70 TD’s 29 Turnovers 

Gilmer Individual Statistical Leaders 

PASSING 

Cadon Tennison 155 of 172 2,391 yards 23 TD’s 4 INT’s Jadon Edmond 32 of 51 618 yards 8 TD’s 2 INT’s 

RUSHING  

Will Henderson 246 carries 2,239 yards 30 TD’s Dhrvay Smith 68 carries 631 yards 12 TD’s Cadon Tennison 77 carries 492 yards 5 TD’s 

RECEIVING 

Ta’Erik Tate 55 catches 1,061 yards 12 TD’s Brendan Webb 51 catches 775 yards 10 TD’s Geramiah Noble 33 catches 552 yards 4 TD’s 

LEADING TACKLERS 

Aron Bell 117  

Kamryn Brown 116  

Eliez Castillo 97  

Tyler Hagler 86  

Connor Dodd 85 

SACK LEADERS 

Kamryn Brown 10

INTERCEPTIONS LEADERS 

Brendan Web 4  

Ta’Erik Tate 2  

SERIES HISTORY 

This will be the first meeting between the two teams 

STREAKS 

Glen Rose has a 9 game winning streak (last loss: 27-51 to Springtown,  9/22/2023)  

Gilmer has an 8 game winning streak (last loss: 63-28 to Texarkana Pleasant  Grove, 10/6/2023)  

Gilmer has a 2 game winning streak at Prosper Children’s Hospital Stadium 

Gilmer has a 2 game winning streak in Semifinal games (last loss: 35-48 to  Sweetwater, 2016)  

Glen Rose has a 106 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 24-0 to West,  2015)  

Gilmer has a 75 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout was 14-0 to  Pleasant Grove in 2018) 

GAME NOTES 

Glen Rose is ranked 6th in the Class 4A-II Pigskinprep.com power rankings Gilmer is ranked 7th in the Class 4A-II Pigskinprep.com power rankings 

Glen Rose is a 3 points favorite over Gilmer according to PigskinPrep.com which  predicts a 21-18 victory for the Tigers 

GILMER PLAYOFF NOTES  

This is Gilmer’s 44th appearance in the playoffs 

This is Gilmer’s 23rd consecutive year in the playoffs 

This is Gilmer’s 11th appearance in the Semifinals  

The last time the Buckeyes advanced to the Semifinals was 2021  This will be Gilmer’s 3rd appearance in the Semifinals in the past 4 years This will be Gilmer’s 7th appearance in the Semifinals in the past 12 years This will be Gilmer’s 10th appearance in the Semifinals in the past 20 years

Gilmer is 8-2 in Semifinal games all time (80%)  

1981: Defeated Kermit 28-0  

2004: Defeated Snyder 53-20  

2007: Defeated Abilene Wylie 28-21  

2009: Defeated Cuero 42-36  

2012: Defeated Graham 50-7  

2014: Defeated Celina 67-14  

2015: Lost to Celina 44-49  

2016: Lost to Sweetwater 35-48  

2020: Defeated Graham 35-21  

2021: Defeated Celina 27-7  

This will be Gilmer’s 135th playoff game in school history  

Gilmer is 100-33-1 in playoff games all time (75%) 

Gilmer is 62-19 in playoff games since 2001 (77%)  

Gilmer is 2-0 in playoff games played at Children’s Health Stadium  

Gilmer’s 100 playoff wins are the 13th most in Texas high school football history  (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)  

Gilmer has either won the state championship or lost in the playoffs to the eventual  state champion in 13 of the past 20 years, including losing to the eventual state  champion the past 4 years in a row: 

2003-lost to 3A DII State Champion Atlanta in round 4  

2004-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 Championship  2013-lost to 3A DII State Champion Argyle in round 3  

2014-won 4A DII State Championship  

2019-lost to 4A DII State Champion Texarkana Pleasant Grove in round 4  2020-lost to State Champion Carthage in 4A DII State Championship  2021-lost to State Champion China Springs in 4A DII State Championship  2022-lost to 4A DII State Champion Carthage in in round 3 

GLEN ROSE PLAYOFF NOTES  

This is Glen Rose’s 30th appearance in the playoffs  

This is Glen Rose’s 8th consecutive year in the playoffs  

This will be Glen Rose’s 56th playoff game in school history 

Glen Rose is 26-29-0 in playoff games all time (47%) 

Glen Rose is 16-7 in playoff games since 2016 (70%)  

This is Glen Rose’s 2nd appearance in the Semifinals 

The last time the Tigers advanced to the Semifinals was 2022 

GILMER SEASON NOTES 

Gilmer’s schedule is the 6th toughest (based on opponents’ power rating) in Class  4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com 

Gilmer’s three losses were to Chapel Hill, Kilgore and Texarkana Pleasant Grove.  One of those three teams are still in the playoffs with a combined record of 36-5  

Gilmer’s 707 points scored is the 3rd most in 4A-II, and the 50.5 points per game  average is the 4th most in 4A-II 

Gilmer’s offense has recorded 3 of the school’s top 9 total yards in a single game  performances this season. 

Gilmer’s offense is averaging 506.6 total yards per game 

Gilmer’s 830 offensive plays consist of 320 passing attempts (39%) and 510 rushing attempts (61%) 

Gilmer averages 217.1 yards per game passing (43%) and 289.5 yards per game  rushing (57%)  

Gilmer’s 289.5 rushing yards per game this season is 2nd most in school history  behind the 1985 team’s 348 yards per game 

Gilmer’s offense is averaging 8.5 yards per play 

Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 5 different players 

Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 8 different players 

Gilmer has passing touchdowns by 2 different players 

Gilmer’s offense has turned the ball over 14 times (6 interceptions and 8 fumbles)  in 14 games 

Gilmer’s defense has forced 29 turnovers (12 interceptions and 17 fumbles) Gilmer has a +15-turnover ratio for the season 

Gilmer’s defense has 46 sacks (3.3 per game average)

GLEN ROSE SEASON NOTES 

Glen Rose’s schedule is the 29th toughest (based on opponents’ power rating) in  Class 4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com 

Glen Rose’s offense is averaging 386.4 total yards per game 

Glen Rose’s 771 offensive plays consist of 427 passing attempts (55%) and 344  rushing attempts (45%)  

Glen Rose averages 297.4 yards per game passing (77%) and 89.0 yards per game  rushing (23%)  

Glen Rose’s offense is averaging 7.0 yards per play 

Glen Rose has rushing touchdowns by 5 different players 

Glen Rose has receiving touchdowns by 6 different players 

Glen Rose’s 552 points scored is the 12th most in 4A-II, and the 39.4 points per  game average is the 15th most in 4A-II 

Glen Rose’s 21.5 points allowed per game is the 21st best in 4A-II Glen Rose’s 17.9 margin of victory per game is the 15th best in 4A-II Glen Rose’s offense has 21 turnovers (18 interceptions, 3 fumbles)  Glen Rose’s defense has forced 28 turnovers (15 interceptions, 13 fumbles) Glen Rose has a +7 turnover ratio for the season 

Glen Rose’s defense allows an average of 330.2 yards total offense per game Glen Rose’s defense allows an average of 193.5 yards rushing per game Glen Rose’s defense allows an average of 136.7 yards passing per game Glen Rose’s defense has 28.5 sacks (2.0 per game average) 

GILMER HISTORICAL NOTES  

Gilmer’s first football season was in 1914 and this is Gilmer’s 110th consecutive  season to field a team 

Gilmer has never had a winless season  

Gilmer’s 745 wins are the 12th most in Texas high school football history (Source:  www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com) 

Gilmer’s 28 seasons with 10 wins or more is tied for the 10th most in Texas high  school football history (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)  

Gilmer’s 39 district championships are tied for the 9th most in Texas high school  football history (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)  

Gilmer has recorded 16 undefeated regular seasons, tied for 7th most in Texas high  school football history (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)  

Gilmer is 277-51 since 2000 (84%) 

Gilmer Senior RB Will Henderson’s 2,239 rushing yards are the most in a season in  Gilmer history 

Gilmer senior RB Will Henderson’s 30 rushing touchdowns are the most in a season  in Gilmer history 

Gilmer senior RB Will Henderson’s 33 offensive touchdowns are the 2nd most in a  season in Gilmer history 

35 2014 Blake Lynch (16 games) 

33 2023 Will Henderson (13 games) 

31 2014 Kris Boyd (16 games) 

This season, Gilmer Senior WR Ta’Erik Tate became just the 11th player in Gilmer  history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season 

1,420 2021 Rohan Fluellen (16 games) 

1,368 2016 LaMarcus Morton (15 games) 

1,305 2011 Darrion Pollard (13 games) 

1,168 2003 Manuel Johnson (14 games) 

1,141 2020 Dylan Fluellen (14 games) 

1,120 2004 Tay Bowser (16 games) 

1,105 2017 Morgan Lusty (13 games) 

1,061 2023 Ta’Erik Tate (12 games) 

1,043 2014 Blake Lynch (16 games) 

1,018 2007 Houston Tuminello (15 games) 

1,003 2016 Red Jones II (15 games) 

Gilmer junior K Brayden Pate’s 83 successful extra-point kicks are 3rd most in a  season in Gilmer history 

90 2013 Pablin Olivares (13 games) 

86 2014 Juan Esquivel (15 games) 

83 2023 Brayden Pate (14 games) 

This season, Gilmer Senior RB Will Henderson and junior QB Cadon Tenison became  just the 21st and 22nd players in Gilmer history to reach 3,000 total offensive yards  in a career

This season, Gilmer Senior RB Will Henderson became just the 5th player in Gilmer  history to reach 3,000 rushing yards in a career 

4,060 2004-2007 Justin Johnson 

3,541 2011-2014 Kris Boyd 

3,424 2021-2023 Will Henderson 

3,300 1982-1984 Tommy Palmer 

3,033 1989-1991 Red Jones 

Gilmer Senior RB Will Henderson’ 45 career rushing touchdowns is the 4th most in  school history. 

60 2012-2014 Kris Boyd 

55 2006-2009 Darian Godfrey 

48 2020-2022 Ashton Haynes  46 2021-2023 Will Henderson  

Gilmer Senior RB Will Henderson’ 49 career offensive touchdowns is the 5th most in  school history. 

75 2012-2014 Kris Boyd 

55 2006-2009 Darian Godfrey 

54 2004-2007 Justin Johnson 

54 2020-2022 Ashton Haynes  49 2021-2023 Will Henderson 

Gilmer Senior RB Will Henderson needs 118 rushing yards to pass Kris Boyd for 2nd most career rushing yards in school history 

4,060 2004-2007 Justin Johnson 

3,541 2011-2014 Kris Boyd 

3,424 2021-2023 Will Henderson 

Gilmer Senior WR Ta’Erik Tate’s 1,503 career receiving yards are the 9th most in  school history. 

2,855 2020-2022 Rohan Fluellen 

2,363 2018-2020 Dylan Fluellen 

2,183 2004-2006 Curtis Brown 

2,108 2014-2016 LaMarcus Morton 

2,072 2011-2014 Chase Tate 

1,877 2015-2017 Red Jones II 

1,719 2005-2007 Lamar Harris 

1,602 2010-2011 Darrion Pollard 

1,503 2021-2023 Ta’Erik Tate

Gilmer Senior WR Ta’Erik Tate’s 18 career touchdown receptions are tied for the 6th most in school history. 

  

27 2018-2020 Dylan Fluellen 

25 2004-2006 Curtis Brown 

23 2014-2016 LaMarcus Morton 

23 2020-2022 Rohan Fluellen 

22 2005-2007 Lamar Harris 

18 2004-2005 Willie Darden 

18 2021-2023 Ta’Erik Tate 

GLEN ROSE HISTORICAL NOTES  

Glen Rose’s first football season was in 1916 but the Tigers discontinued their  program from 1917-1920 and again from 1922-1933. World War II cancelled their  1942 and 1943 seasons and the UIL suspended the school from playing the 1949  season. The 2023 season marks the school’s 74th consecutive year to field a team 

Did you know? 

Gilmer is just the 13th school in Texas high school football history to win 100 playoff  games 

This is the 3rd consecutive semifinals game where Gilmer is predicted to lose by  PigskinPrep.com. The Buckeyes were 2 points underdogs against Graham in 2020  and 10 points underdogs to Celina in 2021 

Gilmer High School to Prosper’s Children’s Hospital Stadium is 123 miles Glen Rose High School to Prosper’s Children’s Hospital Stadium is 112 miles 

Since 2000, Gilmer is 239-13 (95%) when scoring 30 or more points in a game.  When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 39-37 (51%)  

Since 1980, the Buckeyes have lost only 16 games when scoring at least 30 points  

Gilmer head coach Alan Metzel’s 86.2% winning percentage is the 9th best among  all active coaches in Texas 

Glen Rose is the hometown of current Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell.  Campbell was a tailback and tight end for the Glen Rose Tigers football team.  Campbell played tight end for Texas A&M from 1995-1998 before being picked in  the 3rd round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Campbell played 4  seasons with the Giants, 3 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, 3 seasons with the  Detroit Lions and a final season with the New Orleans Saints in 2009. Campbell was  named the head coach of the Lions on January 20, 2021.

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