Thursday, October 08, 2015

Gilmer v. Melissa Game Info & Notes


October 9-Melissa
STADIUM: Buckeye Stadium
North Bradford St.
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mascot: Cardinals
Colors: Red, Black & White
District: 5-4A DII
Enrollment: 529
2014 Record: 4-7 Overall 3-2 District
2015 Record: 1-4
        Week 1: lost @ Sanger 20-55
        Week 2: lost v. Paris 31-72
        Week 3: lost v. Argyle Liberty Christian 0-21
        Week 4: won @ Commerce 29-26
        Week 5: lost v. Celina 13-53
        Week 6: OPEN
Total Points For:  93 (Average Points For Per Game: 18.6)
Total Points Against: 227 (Average Points Against Per Game: 45.4)
Head Coach: Seth Stinton (7th season, 53-25, 53-25 overall)
Offensive Formation: Spread 
Defensive Formation: Multiple
Returning Starters: 10

Players to Watch:
#4-RB/S Jordan Fortner, Sr., 5-9, 165
#71-OT/DE Jalen Carter, Sr., 6-3, 192
#66-DT David HendersonJr., 6-0200

Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information
MELISSA                                                                                                                                                                  YEAR W-L-T COACH
1913 1-1-0                                                                                                                                                         1914       1-1-1                                                                                                                                                  1915       0-2-0                                                                                                                                       DISCONTINUED
2004   4-6-0 Rick Gagarin
2005   7-3-0 Rick Gagarin
2006   9-4-0 Rick Gagarin
2007   9-3-0 Ronny Williams
2008   9-2-0 Ronny Williams 
2009   9-3-0 Seth Stinton                                                                                                                                          2010   8-4-0 Seth Stinton                                                                                                                                        2011 13-1-0 Seth Stinton (Won Class 2-A, Division I State Championship)                                                                    2012   9-3-0 Seth Stinton                                                                                                                                        2013   9-3-0 Seth Stinton                                                                                                                                       2014   4-7-0 Seth Stinton                                                                                                                                      2015   1-4-0 Seth Stinton

1913-15   2-4-1                                                                              
2004-09 47-21-0                                                                                                                                                     2010-15 44-22-0
TOTAL:   93-47-1

Undefeated Seasons: 0
Winless Seasons: 1 (1915)
State Championship Appearances: (1) 2011 (Defeated Hempstead 28-15)
State Championships: (1) 2011
Last District Championship: 2012
Last Playoff Appearance: 2014
Playoff Record: 13-8-0
SERIES HISTORY                                                                                
Gilmer leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 2014, Gilmer won 63-0

Gilmer has an 23 game home winning streak (last loss: 43-36 v. Jacksonville, 2010)
Gilmer has a 21 game winning streak (last loss: 45-38 v. Argyle @ Dallas Kincaide, November 29, 2013)
Gilmer has a 15 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 34-29 @ Kilgore, 2013)
Gilmer has a 186 game consecutive scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)

Melissa's first five opponents have a combined 20-5 record
Melissa's strength of schedule is ranked 4th best in Class 4A DI
Gilmer's first five opponents have a combined 8-17 record
Gilmer's strength of schedule is ranked 28th best in Class 4A DII
This is Gilmer’s 102nd season to play football
Gilmer has never had a winless season
This is Gilmer head coach Matt Turner's 1st season at Gilmer                                                                                                                                                                   
Gilmer's 648 wins are the 21st most in Texas High School Football History (Source:                                                                                                             Gilmer's 68 playoff wins are the 18th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:
Gilmer's 33 district championships are tied for the 16th most in Texas high school football history (Source:
                                                                                                                                                                              Texas HS teams with the most wins from 2004-2014                                                                                            (Source:
152-14       Katy  (3 state championships)                                                                                                                   140-15    Gilmer (3 state championships)                                                                                                                   140-22    Aledo (5 state championships)                                                                                                                    139-19    Southlake Carroll (4 state championships)                                                                                                   137-20    Euless Trinity (3 state championships)                                                            
Gilmer has either won the state championship or lost in the playoffs to the eventual state champion in 9 of the past 12 years                                                                                                                                                                      2003-lost to state champion Atlanta in round 4                                                                                                         2004-won 3A DI State Championship                                                                                                                        2006-lost to state champion Texarkana Liberty-Eylau in round 1                                                                                 2007-lost to state champion Liberty Hill in finals                                                                                                       2008-lost to state champion Carthage in round 4                                                                                                       2009-won 3A DII State Championship                                                                                                                      2012-lost to state champion Navasota in finals                                                                                                         2013-lost to state champion Argyle in round 3                                                                                                           2014- won 4A DII State Championship
Gilmer is 180-26 since 2000 (87%)
Gilmer is 140-15 in regular season games since 2000 (90%)
Gilmer is 158-16 overall since 2003 (91%)
Gilmer is 118-7 in regular season games since 2003 (94%)                
Gilmer is ranked 5th in the Class 4A-II power rankings
Gilmer is a 32 point favorite over Melissa according to
Gilmer’s offense is averaging 398.6 total yards per game
Gilmer's 337 offensive plays consist of 127 passing attempts (38%) and 210 rushing attempts (62%)
Gilmer averages 143 yards per game passing (36%) and 255.6 yards per game rushing (64%)
Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 6 different players
Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 4 different players

Did you know?
Gilmer needs 1 win to break the school's record of 21 consecutive wins set in the 2004-2005 seasons
Gilmer has lost only 4 home games the past 15 seasons
Since 2000; Gilmer is 151-6 when scoring 30 or more points in a game. When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 29-20
Gilmer's first 6 opponents include 5 teams that have combined to win 15 state championships, including 12 since 1999

Friday, September 25, 2015

Gilmer Will Put 20-Game Winning Streak On The Line Against Carthage

Linebacker Cambron Granville and the remainder of the Buckeyes’ defense are in for a real test against a vastly improved Carthage offense. (Rob Graham,

Read more: - Gilmer Will Put 20-Game Winning Streak On The Line Against Carthage

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Video: Highlights - Tatum Eagles @ Gilmer Buckeyes

Gilmer 23, Tatum 0

Read more: - Gilmer Blanks Tatum, 23-0


9-11-15 Football Show Part 2

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Backup quarterback Brett Rice led the Gilmer Buckeyes to a 23-0 victory over the Tatum Eagles at Jeff Traylor Stadium here Friday night. Demarco Boyd scored two touchdowns for the Buckeyes and Red Jones had the other one. Juan Esquivel added a 21-yard field goal for the final three points.

Zac Spears, who started the first two games at QB for Gilmer, reportedly underwent emergency appendectomy surgery Wednesday night. He has reportedly received medical clearance to return to practice on Monday.

The Buckeyes won their 19th game in a row and their 22nd straight home game. It was the first shutout for the Black Flag Defense since a 70-0 win over Canton here on Oct. 17, 2014.
Next, Gilmer (3-0) hosts the Daingerfield Tigers on Friday, Sept. 18.

Videos of individual plays: