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Game Notes: Gilmer at Atlanta

By JOE DODD

August 25- @ Atlanta

Mascot: Rabbits

Colors: Maroon & White

District: 15-3A

Enrollment: 509

STADIUM: Atlanta Rabbit Stadium
STADIUM CAPACITY: 3,500
STADIUM SURFACE: Grass
STADIUM ADDRESS:
705 Rabbit Blvd.
Atlanta, TX 75551


2010 Record: 1-9, 1-4 district

2010 Points For Average: 11.5
2010 Points Against Average: 40.4
2010 Differential: -28.9

Last meeting: 2010, Gilmer won 63-28

Series Record: Atlanta leads 26-15

Head Coach: Matt McClure (1st season, 0-0, 0-0 overall)

Returning Lettermen: 22

Returning Starters: 7 Offense/7 Defense

Offensive Coordinator: Craig Fant
Defensive Coordinator: Matt Graves
Offensive Formation: Multiple 1 Back
Defensive Formation: 4-3

Did you know? The Rabbits have not won more than 5 games in a season since winning the Class 3A State Championship in 2003.

Players to watch: RB Corion Webster (6-0, 188, 4.5), DB Everett Dickerson (5-11, 173, 4.5), DE Ricky Hatley (6-4, 220, 4.9), DL Julius Neal (6-0, 270, 5.2), WR Cole Roberson (6-0, 185, 4.4).

2011 notes: Speed is never an issue for the Rabbits, who feature all four members of the silver medal winning 4x100 meter relay team from the 2011 UIL Track & Field State Championships. Decory Talton, Cole Roberson, Corian Webster, and Cody Lafayette finished with a time of 41.70.



Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information
ATLANTA
YEAR W-L-T PTS-OPP COACH
2000 6-5-0 281-130 Ben Scharnberg
2001 *11-1-0 331- 94 Ben Scharnberg
2002 *9-4-0 240-160 Ben Scharnberg
2003 STATE 12-4-0 41--154 Ben Scharnberg
2004 3-7-0 165-268 Ben Scharnberg
2005 3-7-0 220-232 Ben Scharnberg
2006 5-7-0 Ben Scharnberg
2007 2-8-0 Ben Scharnberg
2008 2-8-0 Ronnie Melton
2009 3-7-0 Ronnie Melton 2010 1-9-0 Ronnie Melton

DECADES W- L- T P-C-S
1920-29 19-22-4 0- 0- 0
1930-39 39-40-4 0- 0- 0
1940-49 76-20-8 5- 5- 0
1950-59 61-39-4 5- 5- 0
1960-69 59-37-6 1- 2- 0
1970-79 65-36-2 2- 3- 0
1980-89 46-54-2 2- 0- 0
1990-99 82-35-2 8- 6- 0
2000-09 56-58-0 5- 4- 1 2010 1-9-0
ALLTIME: 506-350-32 28-25-1

Undefeated Seasons: 7 (1941, 1947, 1966, 1977, 1978, 1991, 2001)
Winless Seasons: 1 (1935)
Last District Championship: 2006
Last Playoff Appearance: 2006
Playoff Record: 23-26-2






All-Time Series


ATLANTA vs. Gilmer: 26-15-0
14 - 1925 – 27
0 - 1930 - 88
7 - 1931 - 44
0 - 1932 - 47
0 - 1934 - 6
0 - 1935 - 25
6 - 1936 - 0
0 - 1937 - 8
42 - 1938 - 6
0 - 1945 - 26
33 - 1946 - 13
26 - 1947 - 7
24 - 1948 - 14
19 - 1949 - 0
40 - 1950 - 7
0 - 1960 - 34
0 - 1961 - 31
27 - 1964 - 12
13 - 1965 - 14
14 - 1966 - 7
28 - 1967 - 0
24 - 1968 - 7
36 - 1969 - 14
23 - 1970 - 15
38 - 1971 - 14
14 - 1972 - 13
21 - 1973 - 15
32 - 1974 - 7
26 - 1975 - 28
21 - 1976 - 6
13 - 1977 - 0
21 - 1978 - 0
33 - 1979 - 0
44 - 1988 - 28
7 - 1989 - 3
42 - 1992 - 19
21 - 1993 – 14 34 - 2003 - 13
12 - 2006 – 49 14 - 2007 – 42 28 - 2010 – 63

STREAKS

Gilmer has a 9 game season opener winning streak (last loss: 20-14 @ Gladewater, 2001)

Gilmer has a 3 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 38-21 @ Carthage, 2010)

Gilmer has a 3 game winning streak over Atlanta (last loss: 34-13 in Tyler, 2003)
Gilmer has a 121 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)
Atlanta has a 3 game losing streak (last win:35-21 vs. Mt. Vernon Oct. 15, 2010)


NOTES

Jeff Traylor is 121-21 at Gilmer (85.2%)
Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor’s 85.2% winning percentage is the 5th best among all active coaches in Texas

Gilmer has won more games (121) than any other 3A team in the state since 2000

Gilmer has either won the state championship or lost in the playoffs to the eventual state champion in 6 of the past 8 years

Gilmer is 10-1 in season openers under Jeff Traylor (only loss: 20-14 to Gladewater, 2001)

Gilmer is 97-13 under Jeff Traylor in regular season games (88%)

Gilmer is 75-5 (93.8%) in regular season games since 2003

Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor graduated from Gilmer High School in 1986

Atlanta’s Matt McClure graduated from Atlanta High School in 1986

In 2010 Gilmer QB Luke Turner (1,073 yards) became the first Gilmer QB to rush for more than 1,000 yards since Manuel Johnson in 2004 (1,033 yards)

In 2010 Gilmer QB Luke Turner had 27 rushing TD’s and 25 passing TD’s

In Gilmer’s 4 losses in 2010 the Buckeyes had 19 turnovers

In Gilmer’s 9 wins in 2010 the Buckeyes had 10 turnovers

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