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Team: Celina Bobcats

District: 9-3A

Coach: Butch Ford (7 years) 93-9 at Celina (#2 All-Time at Celina); 93-9 overall

Last Years Record: 12-4 overall 4-1 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Lytle (2-8) (at Temple) (W 66-0)
vs Addison Trinity Christian (10-2) (W 28-7)
at Daingerfield (15-1) (L 20-28)
vs FW Arlington Heights (7-4) (W 41-13)
at Whitehouse (7-4) (L 22-23)
vs *Sanger (7-3) (W 56-7)
at *Prosper (14-1) (L 7-33)
vs *Gainesville (2-8) (W 55-7)
at *Whitesboro (3-7) (W 42-13)
vs *Argyle (7-5) (W 35-13)

Playoffs: Division II Runner Up
Won 54-13 vs Van Alstyne (7-4) -- Bi-District
Won 54-21 vs Kennedale (9-3) -- Area
Won 52-21 vs Texarkana Pleasant Grove (9-3) -- Regionals
Won 50-6 vs Kaufman (10-4) -- QuarterFinals
Won 40-12 vs Liberty Hill (14-1) -- SemiFinals
Lost 37-49 vs Carthage (14-2) -- Championship

For audio on the Celina vs. Carthage Championship Game go to:
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/23/122008-bonus-celina-vs-carthage

Returning Lettermen: 19

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 7

Key Players:
QB Cody Worrell 1278 passing yards 17 TDs 1029 yards 14 TDS rushing
LB Caleb Lavey 200 tackles 5 sacks 3 star recruit Committed to Oklahoma State TOP 20 LB in the nation
LB Jay Perez 98 tackles 4 sacks

Notes:
Celina is looking at another Championship year in 2009...like they do every year. This team was by far in better shape than any other team at the 7-on-7 championships. Led by Worrell and Lavey the Bobcats should finish with another 10-0 regular season unless they dont get Daingerfield and Prosper back for beating them in 2008. Could it be antoher Celina/Carthage matchup in the Championships? Celina is praying for that!!

History:
2009 7-on-7 Division II Champions
22 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
15 CONSECUTIVE 10+ win seasons
17 CONSECUTIVE PLAYOFF APPEARANCES
2008's 4 losses were most since 1987
Celina Bobcats have won 59 out of their last 65 games with 2 of their losses coming in State Championship Games
4 of those 6 losses were to the evential state champion
have not won less than 11 games in a season since 1993
Celina's loss to Prosper in 2008 33-7. The Bobcats have not lost 3 games in a season since 1997 and they went 4 rounds deep into the playoffs that year Before that is was 1993 when they finished the year 7-3. No one has scored this many points or beaten a Bobcat team this badly since Crawford won 49-26 in the 2004 playoffs. That’s 48 games that a team has never scored at least 33 points on them!! In fact they have only given up 20 or more 5 times during that span.
vs Pilot Point 12-2 since 1994 9-0 since 1999
CELINA'S STATE RECORDS
68: Most consecutive wins (1998-2002)
8: Most state championships
4: Most consecutive state championships(1998-2001, tied with Sealy)
25: Most consecutive playoff wins (1998-2002)
All time record: 507-227-18 68.62% 752 games (#2 in 3A in all-time winning %)
Playoff Appearances (30) 1966,67,68,69,71,74,75,78,85,87,88,89,90,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08

Bi-District -- 1985, 87, 89, 90, 92
Area -- 1994, 96, 2002, 03
Regionals -- 1966, 67
Quarterfinals -- 1968, 69, 71, 78, 97, 2004
Semifinals -- 1975, 88
State Runner Up -- 2006, 2008
Co Champions -- 1974
State Champions -- 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007

Championship History: Celina (10) 7-2-1 (Tied for 2nd All-Time in Championship game appearances)
1974 B -Big Sandy 0, Celina 0
1995 2A - Celina 32, Alto 28
1998 2A Division II - Celina 21, Elysian Fields 0
1999 2A Division II - Celina 38, Elysian Fields 7
2000 2A Division II - Celina 21, Mart 17
2001 2A Division II - Celina 41, Garrison 35
2005 2A Division II - Celina 28, Omaha Paul Pewitt 12
2006 3A Division II - Liberty Hill 22, Celina 19
2007 3A Division II ? Celina 21, China Spring 14
2008 2008 3A Div. II Carthage 49, Celina 37

Last 5 year record: 72-6

Last 10 year record: 141-9

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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