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2012 LSG Team Preview — Carthage Bulldogs

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Carthage Bulldogs

Team: Carthage Bulldogs (20-3A)

Colors: Red/White

Stadium: Bulldog Stadium (Opened in 2008)

First Varsity Season: 1924

Enrollment: 741 -- Largest in the district out of 5 schools

2012 Schedule:
Jacksonville
Lindale
@ Tyler Chapel Hill
@ Nacogdoches
Whitehouse
Rusk **
Huntington **
@ Center **
Jasper **
@ Diboll **

Coach: Scott Surratt (5 years) 62-11 at Cathage (#2 in all-time wins at Carthage); 62-11 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 27

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* OL/DL JR Mario McCain
* QB JR Blake Bogenschultz 2,696 yards 29 TDs passing
* RB JR Tevin Pipkin 1,707 yards 12 TDs rushing
* DL Isiah Golden 72 tackles 8 sacks 13 TFL TOP 30 DL Committed to Texas A&M Transfer From Elysian Fields
* LB Trent Jackson 139 tackles 3rd Team All-State (TSWA)
* K/P JR Jimmy Gonzales 1st Team All-District K
* DL K'Aelin Ware 55 tackles 11 TFL
* DB Dominic Collins 52 tackles
* WR/DB Major Harris
* WR JR Tee Goree
* WR JR O'Keerion Rutherford
* RB/DB SOPH Brian Bolton
* RB/TE SOPh James Marshall

Notes:
* 5 consecutive 9+ win seasons

  • Mike Says: The Bulldogs play a very tough non-district schedule with games against the defending 3A DI champion Tyler Chapel Hill, a very tough Lindale team and 2 4A Schools. This year they will be looking for their 4th title in 5 years. The offense will be led by two juniors in quarterback Bogenschultz and running back Pipkin. The defense will be very stout with top transfer Golden and linebacker Jackson. The 4 teams that beat them last year went 52-5. Look for them to go 9-1 or 8-2 in the regular season because of their tough schedule. Once in the playoffs they could go all the way. They will be a Division I team and I would love to see them go up against Stephenville in the championship game.
  • Chris Says: Carthage is not afraid to mix it up in pre-district play and for that reason, are usually ready to go come playoff time.  The Bulldogs should have no problem winning the District 20-3A crown and after that, it is another sloberknocker of a path to the state title game.  Look for more fun in Carthage all the way through to December.

Last Years Record: 9-4 overall 4-1 District

2011 Games:
vs Jacksonville (4-6) (W 43-12)
at Lindale (10-2) (L 21-33)
vs Tyler Chapel Hill (15-0) (L 20-21)
vs Nacogdoches (1-9) (W 35-21)
at Center (4-7) (W 27-0)
at Pittsburg (5-5)* (OT) (W 23-16)
at Gilmer (13-1)* (L 36-39)
vs Henderson (11-3)* (W 42-21)
at Gladewater (5-5)* (W 16-6)
vs Longview Spring Hill (2-8)* (W 37-14)

Playoffs: Division II Regionals
vs Texarkana Liberty-Eylau (6-5) (at Longview) (W 28-7) Bi-district
vs North Forney (10-2) (at Tyler Rose) (W 31-12) Area
vs Argyle (14-2) (at Mansfield Newsom) (2OT) (L 34-35) Regionals

History:
* Ranks #15 (Up 20 spots from 2010) in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* Ranks #25 in Class 3A All-Time Winning %
* 10 consecutive winning seasons
* 17-14-1 vs. Henderson since 1980
* 5-5 vs. Jacksonville since 1994
* 20-6 vs. Tyler Chapel Hill since 1976
* 4-0 vs. Pittsburg 16 since 2006
* all time record: 523-338-39 60.28% 900 games
* 5th consecutive playoff appearance
* All-Time Playoff Record : 41-25
* 20 consecutive playoff wins
* Playoff Appearances (28)
1943,1944,1946,1947,1954,1958,1961,1978,1979,1982,1983,1984,1985,1990,1991,1993,1994,1996
1997,1998,2002,2003,2005,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: Carthage (4) 3-1
1991 4A - A&M Consolidated 35, Carthage 16
2008 3A Divivison II Carthage 49, Celina 37
2009 3A Division II Carthage 13, Graham 12
2010 3A Division II Carthage 47, Coldspring-Oakhurst 22

Last 5 year record: 62-11

Last 10 year record: 97-32

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