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2011 3A Celina Bobcats Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Celina Bobcats

District: 10-3A

Coach: Butch Ford (9 years) 111-15 at Celina (#2 All-Time at Celina); 111-15 all-time overall coaching record
(#305 in all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 11-1 overall 4-0 District

2010 Games:
at Carrollton Ranchview (3-8) (W 62-14)
vs Plano Prestonwood (12-2) (W 56-34)
vs Pilot Point (4-6) (W 56-35)
at Melissa (8-4) (W 40-0)
at Paris (4-6) (W 52-30)
vs Lake Worth (3-7) (W 35-17)
vs *Van Alstyne (8-3) (W 55-28)
at *Anna (6-5) (W 56-6)
vs *Bonham (4-6) (W 54-0)
at *Commerce (4-6) (W 58-0)

Playoffs: Division I Regionals
vs Sanger (9-2) (W 49-7) Bi-District
vs Lucas Lovejoy (11-2) (L 0-17) Regionals

Returning Lettermen: 14

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* OL Jordan Roos TOP 30 OL & 3rd Team All-State (TSWA) & Honorable Mention All-State (AP)
* RB Jamarick Simmons Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) 1082 rushing yards 18 TDs
* DB/P Zack Bilderback Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) 88 tackles
* LB/K Jesus Vargas 1st Team All-District
* OL/DL Jake Raulerson 1st Team All-District
* LB JR Josh Raulerson 1st Team All-District
* DB Preston Watson 1st Team All-District
* OL Josh Baggett

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 10-3A Champions)

LSG Region Ranking: #3 (Behind state ranked #4 Argyle and #3 Henderson)

LSG State Ranking: #5

Notes:
The Bobcats are always one of the top teams in the state and this year will be no different. RB Simmons will run behind class 3A best offensive line led by all-stater Roos. Their closest district game last year was a 27 point victory over Van Alstyne. They won their other three district games by a difference of 168-6.

History:
* most consecutive playoff victories
* Ranked #3 In LSG's Team Of The Decade Rankings
* 24 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
* 10+ wins 16 of the last 17 seasons
* Have won 77 out of their last 89 games with 2 of their losses coming in State Championship Games. 5 of those 11 losses were to the evential state champion
* 13-2 vs Pilot Point since 1994 10-0 since 1999
* 11-0 since 1996 vs. Van Alstyne
* 19 CONSECUTIVE PLAYOFF APPEARANCES
* All time record: 525-232-18 68.90% 775 games
* playoff History (32) 1966,1967,1968,1969,1971,1974,1975,1978,1985,1987,1988,1989,1990,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996
1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010

CELINA'S STATE RECORDS
68: Most consecutive wins (1998-2002)
8: Most state championships
4: Most consecutive state championships(1998-2001, tied with Sealy and Austin Lake Travis)
25: Most consecutive playoff wins (1998-2002)

Bi-District -- 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992
Area -- 1994, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2009
Regionals -- 1966, 1967, 2010
Quarterfinals -- 1968, 1969, 1971, 1978, 1997, 2004
Semifinals -- 1975, 1988
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 3A Division II - Carthage 49, Celina 37

Last 5 year record: 61-11

Last 10 year record: 127-15

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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