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Gilmer @ Jacksonville Game Info & Notes

By JOE DODD

September 9-@ Jacksonville

Mascot: Indians

Colors: Blue & Gold

District: 14-4A

Enrollment: 1,128

2010 Record: 7-4, 5-2 district, Div. II Bi-district Finalist

2011 Record: 0-2

Week 0 lost to Carthage 43-12

Week 1 lost to Texas High 31-6

Last meeting: 2010, Jacksonville won 43-36

Series Record: Gilmer leads 6-2

Head Coach: Steve Wells (4th season, 17-18, 56-55 overall)

Returning Starters: 5 Offense/7 Defense

Players to Watch:

Andrew Black-QB-6'0”/180 Soph.
Mark Jenkins-OG-6'3”/330 Sr.
William Reed-OG-6'4”/280 Sr.
Darrell Minifee-WR-5'8”/150 Jr. (60 catches, 901 yards, 10 TD’s in 2010)
Bryson Haywood-LB-5’11”/185 (90 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 INT’s, 4 fumble recoveries in 2010)
Zach Woodson-DT-5'10”/218 (42 tackles in 2010)

Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information
JACKSONVILLE
YEAR W-L-T COACH
2000 11-3-0 329-292 Danny Long
2001 10-2-0 371-161 Danny Long
2002 8-3-0 265-180 Danny Long
2003 5-6-0 230-222 Randy Copeland
2004 10-3-0 337-166 Randy Copeland
2005 1-9-0 165-200 Randy Copeland (includes forfeits)
2006 6-4-0 Randy Copeland
2007 3-7-0 Randy Copeland
2008 3-8-0 Steve Wells
2009 7-4-0 Steve Wells 2010 7-4-0 Steve Wells 2011 0-2-0 Steve Wells

BY DECADES W- L- T
1911-19 10-12-2
1920-29 27-44-7
1930-39 42-43-10
1940-49 42-52-4
1950-59 39-57-8
1960-69 50-52-3
1970-79 69-40-1
1980-89 37-65-1
1990-99 70-42-0
2000-10 71-55-0
TOTAL: 440-445-36

Undefeated Seasons: 3 (1960, 1974, 1997)
Winless Seasons: 3 (1957, 1965, 1986)
Last District Championship: 2003
Last Playoff Appearance: 2010
Playoff Record: 24-24-1

All-Time Series

GILMER vs. Jacksonville (6-2-0)
42 - 1917 - 0
35 - 1924 - 6
3 - 1926 - 6
77 - 1928 - 0
58 - 1929 - 0
26 - 1956 - 14
40 - 1957 – 0 36 - 2010 - 43




STREAKS

Gilmer has a 5 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 38-21 @ Carthage, 2010)
Gilmer has a 123 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)

NOTES

11 years ago this week, the Steve Well’s coached Hooks Hornets defeated Gilmer 28-14 giving Jeff Traylor his first loss in his second game as Buckeyes’ head coach

Jacksonville’s 43-36 win over Gilmer last year was only the second time the Buckeyes have suffered back-to-back losses under Jeff Traylor

Jacksonville head coach Steve Wells is 2-3 against Gilmer

Jeff Traylor is 123-21 at Gilmer (85.4%)
Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor’s 85.4% winning percentage is the 5th best among all active coaches in Texas

Gilmer has won more games (123) 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 99-13 under Jeff Traylor in regular season games (88.4%)

Gilmer is 77-5 (93.9%) in regular season games since 2003

Gilmer is averaging 485 total yards per game

Gilmer's 123 offensive plays consist of 34 passing attempts (28%) and 89 rushing attempts (72%)

Gilmer averages 171.5 yards per game passing (35%) and 313.5 yards per game rushing (65%)

Gilmer QB Luke Turner is averaging 240 total yards per game

Gilmer QB Luke Turner continues to climb the Buckeyes’ career offensive records:

4th with 4,784 total yards

5th with 3,049 passing yards (needs 213 yards to pass GJ Kinne for 4th)

5th with 31 passing touchdowns

4th with 32 rushing touchdowns (needs 2 TD’s to pass Derek McKenzie for 3rd)

3rd with 40 total offensive touchdowns scored

Gilmer is ranked 6th in this week’s Associated Press Class 3A poll

Gilmer is ranked 7th in this week’s Class 3A Pigskinprep.com power rankings

Gilmer’s schedule is the 7th toughest in Class 3A according to PigskinPrep.com

Gilmer is an 11 point favorite over Jacksonville according to PigskinPrep.com

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