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Stamford Bulldogs (12-2) vs. Mart Panthers (12-2)

Stamford vs Mart

Stamford Bulldogs (12-2) vs. Mart Panthers (11-2)

Class 1A Texas High School Football Division I State Semifinals Game

These two teams have never met up in the playoffs.


Playoff History : (33 years)

Championship History: (4) 3-1
1955 2A - Stamford 34, Hillsboro 7
1956 2A - Stamford 26, Brady 13
1958 2A - Stamford 23, Angelton 0
1959 2A - Brady 1, Stamford 0 - (Stamford stripped of title) On-field score: Stamford 19, Brady 14

2011 Playoffs:
Bi-District: vs. Olton WON 35-32
Area: vs. Panhandle WON 62-3
Regionals: vs. Albany WON 28-21
Quarterfinals: vs. Seymour WON 49-20


Playoff History : (42 years) 1929,1930,1933,1934,1936,1940,1941,1946,1952,1956,1957,1958,1959,1960,1965

Championship History: (8) 4-3-1
1957 1A - Mart 7, White Oak 7
1969 1A - Mart 28, Sonora 0
1986 2A - Shiner 18, Mart 0
1999 2A Division I - Mart 40, Boyd 7
2000 2A Division II - Celina 21, Mart 17
2006 2A Division II - Mart 23, Cisco 13
2008 1A Division I - Canadian 38, Mart 7
2010 1A Division I - Mart 28, Goldthwaite 7

2011 Playoffs:
Bi-District: BYE
Area: vs. Collinsville WON 33-12
Regionals: vs. Clarksville WON 33-28
Quarterfinals: vs. Muenster WON 35-29


Mike Says: Stamford will be looking to go to their first championship game since 1959. Mart is looking to go to their 9th championship game since 1957. Stamford will be led by QB Hagen Hutchinson (2,399 yards 26 TDs), WR/DB Jessie Ramos (79 receptions 1,404 yards 17 TDs, 7 INTs, 41 tackles) and LB Mario Gonzales (139 tackles). The Mart defense will need to come up big against that potent Stamford passing attack. The defense is only give up 12 points per game but they have given up 57 points in the last 2 games. Its time for Mart to play nice and let someone else play for a championship. The BULLDOGS win 26-21!!!

Chris Says:  What a game!  This one is what Texas high school football is all about.  We are talking about two great programs - the old guard versus the recent superstars.  Stamford has been telling the state through their on-field exploits that they are ready to return to dominance.  Mart has been telling the state for years that they ARE dominant.  Is this a passing of the guard?  Will Stamford return to former glory?  Will Mart go back to business as usual?  Both teams have had their hands full when going up against good teams and both teams have managed to come out on top.  I think Mart's recent run will continue and Stamford will use this year to set the scene for future success.  PANTHERS win 32-28!!!


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