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2012 LSG Team Preview — Celina Bobcats

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Celina Bobcats

Team: Celina Bobcats (10-3A)

Colors: Orange/White

Enrollment: 587 -- 4th largest in the district out of 5 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Melissa AT Allen
Crandall
Liberty Christian
Texarkana Liberty-Eylau AT Paris
@ Perryton AT Yukon OK
Dallas Roosevelt
@ Carrollton Ranchview **
Frisco Lone Star **
@ Aubrey **
Argyle **

Coach: Bill Elliott (1st year); 1st Head Coaching Position

Butch Ford Retires with an all-time coaching record of 122-16

Returning Lettermen: 16

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* OL/DL Jake Raulerson, (Maxpreps 2nd Team All-American) 2nd Team All-State OL (AP) 3rd Team All-State OL (TSWA) & AD DL TOP 30 OL Committed to Texas
* DB Micah Nelson Defensive Newcomer of the Year
* WR Ben Thiel 1st Team All-District
* LB Damian Umana 1st Team All-District
* QB SOPH Nathan Elliot 2,126 total yards 30 TDs TOP SOPH
* RB DeShawn Davis
* LB Josh Raulerson

Notes:
* Last time they missed the playoffs was 1991

  • Mike Says: The Bobcats are always one of the best teams in the state. This year their year will revolve around SOPH sensation Elliot who will run/pass behind Raulerson who may be one of the best linemen in the state. The only thing that may shake things up is a new coach but coach Elliott has been there for a while and wins should go up in the standings for the Bobcats as usual. Look for them to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and battle Argyle for the district title. After that they should go 3 or 4 rounds into the playoffs.
  • Chris Says: One of my favorite conversations from 7on7 this year as with new Head Coach, Bill Elliott of Celina.   Not only does he have a passion for football, but he played at Celina - his son plays at Celina right now  The Bobcats took the title again in 7on7 this summer and a lot of people think they are set for another run in 11-man.   There is a lot of excitement in Bobcat land once again and it will show up in the W-L record.  Celina may not be set to climb the entire mountain this season, but expect another great year.

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

2011 Games:
vs Carrollton Ranchview (2-8) (W 49-6)
at Dallas Plano Prestonwood (9-3) (W 34-33)
at Pilot Point (2-7) (W 43-12)
vs Paris (9-2) (W 41-22)
at Lake Worth (1-9) (W 40-12)
at Van Alstyne (9-4)* (W 54-34)
vs Anna (2-8)* (W 35-0)
at Bonham (5-5)* (W 41-6)
vs Commerce (8-3)* (W 43-9)

Playoffs: Division I QuarterFinals
vs Sanger (9-2) (at Denton) (W 42-21) Bi-District
vs Lucas Lovejoy (8-4) (at Frisco Memorial) (W 37-17) Regionals
vs Henderson (11-3) (at Mesquite Mem) (L 19-42) QuarterFinals

2011 JV Record: 9-0

History:
* Ranks #4 in Class 3A All-Time Winning %
* Ranks #6 in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* 25 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS (Ranks tied for 13th place all-time)
* 10+ wins 17 of the last 18 seasons
* 14-4 vs Pilot Point since 1992 11-0 since 1999
* 12-0 since 1996 vs. Van Alstyne
* 10-2 vs. Sanger since 1996
* 20 CONSECUTIVE PLAYOFF APPEARANCES
* All time record: 536-233-18 69.25% 787 games
* playoff History (33) 1966,1967,1968,1969,1971,1974,1975,1978,1985,1987,1988,1989,1990,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996
1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
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, 2011
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: 57-11

Last 10 year record: 122-16

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