Gilmer rolls past Celina in Class 4A football playoffs

Brian Bearden’s Collin County – Texas High School Football Playoff Roundup

Gilmer 67, Celina 14: In the Class 4A Division II State Semifinals on Friday, Gilmer jumped out to a 33-0 lead after the first quarter and went on to win to close out Celina’s 12-3 season. … Gilmer’s McLane Carter passed for five touchdowns and 228 yards. … Celina’s Nick Grant scored on a 1-yard run with 8:11 left in the first half. … Shane Gerths scored for Celina with 6:47 remaining in the third quarter on a 1-yard run. … Nathan Elliott (13-31-3) passed for 131 yards and ran 13 times for 64 yards. … Celina’s Jarren Alexander ran 10 times for 55 yards. … Elliott’s top passing target was Trace Young, who caught five for 53 yards. … Collin Schmid had three receptions for 34 yards.

Next: Gilmer (15-0) plays West Orange-Stark (13-2) in Arlington at AT&T Stadium at noon Friday for the state football championship. West Orange-Stark beat Sinton, 42-21, in the state semifinals. … Argyle (15-0) takes on Navasota (15-0) at 4 p.m. Friday at AT&T Stadium in the Class 4A Division I State Final. Argyle defeated Graham, 23-20, and Navasota topped Liberty Hill, 49-26, in the Division I semifinals.

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