2013 CLASS 3A DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Kilgore Bulldogs (14-0) vs. Carthage Bulldogs (14-1)

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2013 CLASS 3A DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Kilgore Bulldogs (14-0) vs. Carthage Bulldogs (14-1)

CLASS 3A DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Kilgore Bulldogs

  • Head Coach: Mike Wood -- 4th year with the Bulldogs with a record of 37-14-0; 37-14-0 all-time record
  • Have gone from 3 wins to 9 wins to 11 wins to now 14 wins in Coach Woods 4 seasons
  • All-Time Record 509-329-30 60.37% 868 games
  • 2013 LSG Team Preview
  • Pre-Season TOP 20′s
  • Playoff History: (25) 1953,1956,1957,1959,1987,1988,1991,1992,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999
    2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2007,2008,2009,2011,2012,2013

* Championship History: (1) 1-0
2004 4A Division II - Kilgore 33, Dallas Lincoln 27 - OT(2)

* 2013 Schedule
at Marshall (3-8) (W 42-7)
at Longview Pine Tree (3-7) (W 56-7)
vs Mount Pleasant (4-6) (W 48-20)
at Longview Spring Hill (3-7)* (W 41-12)
vs Bullard (3-6)* (W 49-7)
at Gladewater (7-7)* (W 24-6)
vs Tyler Chapel Hill (9-5)* (W 42-25)
at Henderson (3-7)* (W 63-10)
vs Gilmer (11-2)* (W 34-29)
vs Van (4-7) (Lindale) (W 49-7) Bi-District
vs Kaufman (8-4) (Tyler's Rose) (W 21-14) Area
vs Frisco Lone Star (8-5) (Forney) (W 56-21) Regionals
vs Tyler Chapel Hill (9-5) (Tyler's Rose) (W 59-19) Quarterfinals
vs Stephenville (12-2) (Corsicana) (W 44-6) Semifinals

Carthage Bulldogs

* 7th consecutive playoff appearance

* All-Time Playoff Record : 49-26

Bi-District -- 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1961, 1979, 1984, 1993, 1994, 1997
Area -- 1990, 1996, 1998
Regionals -- 1982, 1985, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007,2011
Quarterfinals -- 1954, 1958, 1978
Semifinals -- 1983, 2012
State Runner Up -- 1991
Champions -- 2008, 2009, 2010

Previous Championship Games: (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

2013 Schedules:
at Jacksonville (0-10) (W 42-28)
at Lindale (3-8) (W 45-17)
vs Tyler Chapel Hill (9-5) (W 52-22)
vs Nacogdoches (7-4) (W 44-40)
at Whitehouse (12-1) (L 39-63)
vs Rusk (2-8) (W 44-7)
at Huntington (1-8)* (W 55-6)
vs Center (3-9)* (W 55-3)
at Jasper (8-4)* (W 41-26)
vs Diboll (1-10)* (W 49-6)
vs Mexia (4-7) (Rusk) (W 49-6) Bi-District
vs Navasota (10-2) (Corsicana) (W 44-14) Area
vs Silsbee (9-3) (Beaumont P-U) (W 49-6) Regionals
vs West Orange-Stark (11-2) (Beaumont's Thomas) (W 28-14) Quarterfinals
vs La Grange (13-1) (Vernon Newsom, Mansfield) (W 51-22) Semifinals

Carthage BulldogsMike Says: Its a battle of East Texas Bulldogs. I am really excited about this game. It will a great one to watch. Kilgore avenged their 2 losses last year to Gilmer and Stephenville to make it here while Carthage took care of business with their only loss coming to a very good 4A team. We had both schools losing to Argyle in our pre-season predictions but since Argyle is in Division II here we are. Kilgore will bring the defense led by DL Ladarrin Anthony and DB Benny Colbert. Carthage will bring a record setting offense led by QB Blake Bogenschulz, WR Tee Goree and RB Tevin Pipkin. We had Carthage being here in the championship game in the Pre-Season losing to Argyle but now they are the favorites. The CARTHAGE BULLDOGS win their 4th state championship in 6 years 33-21!!

Texas high school football helmets, lone star gridironChris Says: This is one of the most anticipated games of the year.  It is hard to bet against either team right now.  Kilgore seems to be a squad on a mission as they have battled some monsters in taking out everyone in the District of Doom (16-3A.)  Carthage though has been one of the most powerful teams over the past five years and show no signs of slowing.  In the end though, there can be only one top Bulldog.  Kilgore completes their perfect season - KILGORE BULLDOGS take it 42-30!!

Texas high school football helmets, lone star gridironLSG Intern William Says: Kilgore has had one of the more dominant defenses in the playoffs this year, holding a dynamic Stephenville offense to just 6 points. The defense has also propelled Kilgore to an undefeated record. Carthage has an offense that could give Kilgore some trouble. Carthage has scored 40 points or more in every game except against West Orange- Stark (28-14). But like they always say defense wins championships Kilgore wins 27-17.

Texas high school football helmets, lone star gridironLSG Fan Poll Says: Another tight one in the fan voting.   The voting went back and forth for a couple days and finally a leader has edged out.  The leader as of right now is Kilgore (55%) over Carthage (45%.)  Kilgore wins it - the fans have spoken!

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