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REGIONAL FINAL: CARTHAGE vs. GILMER @ Rose Stadium in Friday at 7 PM


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Just now, HearEmaGrowlin said:

Yep, when we sent it to OT I thought there was no chance we’d lose.

Then when we held Gilmer to the FG I thought we for sure were going to win.

We had some big mistakes tonight, but Gilmer earned this victory and should revel in it for a good bit. 

Good man.

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13 minutes ago, poisoned10 said:

You probably saw me. I was pretty much the lone Buckeye fan in there with an orange hoodie. Someone could have warned me I was walking into a Carthage reunion there! 😂

Ha! I did see a couple there with orange on but was definitely a bunch of red.🤣 I was just out with the family and hadn't even thought about it being game day until I saw all those Bulldog shirts and hats. Got home in time to watch the second half. Congrats on the win. Probably the best high school game I've seen in years.

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Gilmer out played my Dawgs on both sides of the ball. They caught every pass even if it was third down and 30. 
My Dawgs could not catch a cold until the last drive to tie it up. 
Great game for the Gilmer fans and great season for my Dawgs

I will be pulling for Gilmer next week. 
God Bless all and remember Jesus is answer. 
Thanks for putting up with number one Dawg homer fan. 

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1 hour ago, Sbk5280 said:

Great game and a battle till the end. Great night for this young team and a heck of an achievement for anyone. Everyone counted Gilmer out but they never lost their composier when they made mistakes. Kept grinding and eventually it paid off. Enjoy the night fellas and on to the next game. Go Buckeyes!

I didn't count Gilmer out, and I am a Bulldawg fan!  Ya'll won...truth is you dodged a bullet while winning.   Congratulations on the win.  Go take the gold. 

 

 

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Dawgs yall have an awesome team and a program that lots of people envy. Great O line, Young QB with a ton of potential, a hard running RB, and a stout Defense.

Gilmer as a community really needed this win. After everything that Gilmer has gone through recently. This win right now means more than you know. All is good for a moment in a dark time. We don't know what next week will bring but for this night we will get to enjoy a single moment. This was a great game between 2 outstanding programs. Go BUX!

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Congratulations to the Buckeyes. Have done a great job of turning things around since losing to Pleasant Grove. Best of luck next week against another team that has turned things around after a tough start.

I’m sure this loss will provide plenty of incentive to the young players from Carthage as they work to start yet another long winning streak. The last 3 losses by this program were followed by winning streaks of 40 (2016-2018), 41 (2019-2021), and 29 (2022-2023). So it can be done…get your heads up and go back to work, Bulldogs. You have many fans who look forward to watching you go after it with all you’ve got.

 

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Okay, for a few quick observations:

1. Gilmer deserved to win tonight.  They had the game wrapped up.  All Tennison has to do is slide down after gaining the 1st down and Gilmer runs out the clock and wins 37-36.  I’m glade the Buckeyes wound up winning, but the TD made a Carthage win possible.  Someone should have told the kids one more 1st down ends it.  I don’t think Surrat let them score. He had to be playing to get the ball back with 30 seconds left with a chance to win outright.  He couldn’t take the risk of a Gilmer player getting the 1st Down, getting down, and running out the clock.

2.  That said, Carthage still had to go 75 yards with 1:49 left and no time outs and then convert on the 2 pt try.  I don’t know what it is with Gilmer, but they have struggled all year on defense with less than a minute left in the half / game.  But give credit to Carthage for the drive.

3.  Gilmer won the game tonight through the air.  Henderson and Tennison had some big plays in the running game. But they won by passing the football.  Great game by Tennison, Webb, Noble, and Tate.  And the seam route to Henderson to give Gilmer the lead in the 4th quarter was a thing of beauty.

4.  Fans might want to complain about the refs, but this was an evenly called game.  There was only one horrible call, and that was the fumble that wasn’t on Carthage’s first possession of the 2nd half.  What made the call so awful was the explanation:  the runner’s forward progress was stopped.  That doesn’t matter, the running back was still fighting for yards and the whistle had not blown.  So the play is still live.  If the ref had said his knee was down, I would still disagree but the play would have been technically dead at that point.  But the play was still live because the whistle had not blown.  Awful call there, but overall not much to complain about from the refs.

5.  Give Gilmer defense some credit:  When Carthage went up 36-24, most people thought the game was over.  But Gilmer got a field goal, a Defensive Stop, and then the TD that put them ahead.  Gilmer scored 17 unanswered points in the 4th quarter due to some huge defensive stops.

6.  Pate.  Wow.  Ice Water in the veins.  4 field goals, each longer than the previous one.  And the huge punt that led to the muff.  Great game.

7.  If any college scout was watching, Will Henderson can be a D1 cornerback.  The play where he fought through the block to blow up the screen was incredible, and his interception was also great.  For not playing much out there all season, he looked good.

I’ve been waiting 9 years to say this:  WE BEAT CARTHAGE!!  Great game by both teams, great plays on both sides of the ball.  Now Gilmer don’t have a let down for Glen Rose.  

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7 minutes ago, CasualObserver70 said:

Okay, for a few quick observations:

1. Gilmer deserved to win tonight.  They had the game wrapped up.  All Tennison has to do is slide down after gaining the 1st down and Gilmer runs out the clock and wins 37-36.  I’m glade the Buckeyes wound up winning, but the TD made a Carthage win possible.  Someone should have told the kids one more 1st down ends it.  I don’t think Surrat let them score. He had to be playing to get the ball back with 30 seconds left with a chance to win outright.  He couldn’t take the risk of a Gilmer player getting the 1st Down, getting down, and running out the clock.

2.  That said, Carthage still had to go 75 yards with 1:49 left and no time outs and then convert on the 2 pt try.  I don’t know what it is with Gilmer, but they have struggled all year on defense with less than a minute left in the half / game.  But give credit to Carthage for the drive.

3.  Gilmer won the game tonight through the air.  Henderson and Tennison had some big plays in the running game. But they won by passing the football.  Great game by Tennison, Webb, Noble, and Tate.  And the seam route to Henderson to give Gilmer the lead in the 4th quarter was a thing of beauty.

4.  Fans might want to complain about the refs, but this was an evenly called game.  There was only one horrible call, and that was the fumble that wasn’t on Carthage’s first possession of the 2nd half.  What made the call so awful was the explanation:  the runner’s forward progress was stopped.  That doesn’t matter, the running back was still fighting for yards and the whistle had not blown.  So the play is still live.  If the ref had said his knee was down, I would still disagree but the play would have been technically dead at that point.  But the play was still live because the whistle had not blown.  Awful call there, but overall not much to complain about from the refs.

5.  Give Gilmer defense some credit:  When Carthage went up 36-24, most people thought the game was over.  But Gilmer got a field goal, a Defensive Stop, and then the TD that put them ahead.  Gilmer scored 17 unanswered points in the 4th quarter due to some huge defensive stops.

6.  Pate.  Wow.  Ice Water in the veins.  3 field goals, each longer than the previous one.  And the huge punt that led to the muff.  Great game.

7.  If any college scout was watching, Will Henderson can be a D1 cornerback.  The play where he fought through the block to blow up the screen was incredible, and his interception was also great.  For not playing much out there all season, he looked good.

I’ve been waiting 9 years to say this:  WE BEAT CARTHAGE!!  Great game by both teams, great plays on both sides of the ball.  Now Gilmer don’t have a let down for Glen Rose.  

I had a lot to complain about the refs during the game but as I’m rewatching the game now I would say you are right. All those “bad calls” or “bad no calls” looked to be correct. 
 

I think I was the only Gilmer fan that wasn’t excited when Cadon scored the last TD in regulation. I knew we gave them the only chance they had and I knew they would take advantage.

 

As someone pointed out, I don’t think the game plan was to let us score but to stop us. But if we happen to get the 1st down then let off and see if we will run it in which we obviously did. Hats off to Carthage for doing what they had to do to tie the game after that. 
 

I was nervous going into OT and even more nervous after only getting a FG in OT. Gilmer’s defense has been a major discussion point, how poetic that the DEFENSE makes a huge stop to win the game? 

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46 minutes ago, poisoned10 said:

I had a lot to complain about the refs during the game but as I’m rewatching the game now I would say you are right. All those “bad calls” or “bad no calls” looked to be correct. 
 

I think I was the only Gilmer fan that wasn’t excited when Cadon scored the last TD in regulation. I knew we gave them the only chance they had and I knew they would take advantage.

 

As someone pointed out, I don’t think the game plan was to let us score but to stop us. But if we happen to get the 1st down then let off and see if we will run it in which we obviously did. Hats off to Carthage for doing what they had to do to tie the game after that. 
 

I was nervous going into OT and even more nervous after only getting a FG in OT. Gilmer’s defense has been a major discussion point, how poetic that the DEFENSE makes a huge stop to win the game? 

I just watched Gilmer’s final TD and they absolutely let us score. 

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On 11/24/2023 at 10:43 PM, cotton84 said:

Gilmer can win this game …… A really good sprinter at RB, a quick QB(they might play 2), a fast and good WR, and another WR with pretty good speed - Carthage does not come to play defense or has lapses and Gilmer can put up a bunch of points.  
Carthage has the potential to blow them out, but has to come ready and stay focused. 

Congrats to the Buckeyes……Both Gilmer lines played well, and a lot better than the P G game several weeks ago.  The difference in speed was very noticeable when G had the ball.  

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7 hours ago, JohnnyFootball said:

Oh we'll still get that. And how Scott Surratt could take over the Oakland Raiders and easily stroll to a super bowl because he wins in small school divisions in TX Hs LOL!

That would never happen. He wouldn’t take that big of a pay cut. 

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4 hours ago, Gen7Dragon said:

Just rewatched the game and it's a miracle that it was even close! So many uncharacteristic mistakes by Carthage. And all the drops! 

Nope, not buying that. Carthage scored 6 times, Gilmer scored 9 times. And Carthage was stopped on their first possession except for a face mask call that had to be called but didn’t affect the outcome of the play. And Gilmer wound up with a field goal on first and goal at the 1.  If either of those situations is different this game never gets to OT. Both teams are good teams. Both teams made mistakes.  But Gilmer moved the ball all night.  

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20 minutes ago, CasualObserver70 said:

Nope, not buying that. Carthage scored 6 times, Gilmer scored 9 times. And Carthage was stopped on their first possession except for a face mask call that had to be called but didn’t affect the outcome of the play. And Gilmer wound up with a field goal on first and goal at the 1.  If either of those situations is different this game never gets to OT. Both teams are good teams. Both teams made mistakes.  But Gilmer moved the ball all night.  

Y’all did, but don’t forget about we forced y’all to punt and our returner decided to try to catch it over his head running toward our goal line and whiffed, giving y’all the ball back.

Also, #8 pushing your runner just out of bounds on what would’ve then made it 4th & 6, instead, personal foul automatic first down.

Gilmer earned this win.  You can also say Carthage made critical errors throughout the night.

Great game by Gilmer and massive victory for your community with some sadness that’s taken place recently.  Enjoy having defeated our Bulldogs and best of luck moving forward, I hope y’all win state.

Go Dawgs!

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9 hours ago, Cleareyesopenheartcantlose said:

How? Cmon, We all know Carthage will be back. 
 To see a team sophomore heavy go this far and do what they did, that’s something special! I always said. If your going to beat Carthage you better do it this year.

Now for the game. Carthage beat themselves. Costly dropped passes a couple turnovers. Young mistakes and it happens. 

Oh we know they will be back. Embrace this for what it is. 

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