Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gilmer vs Argyle Game Info & Notes

By JOE DODD

December 2-Argyle @ Corsicana

STADIUM: Tiger Stadium, Corsicana, TX
STADIUM CAPACITY: 10,001
STADIUM SURFACE: Field Turf
STADIUM ADDRESS:
3701 W Hwy 22
Corsicana, TX 75110


Mascot: Eagles

Colors: Red/Black/White

District: 9-3A

Enrollment: 611

Head Coach: Todd Rogers (9th season, 87-27, 87-27 overall)

Offensive Coordinator: Jeff Harp
Defensive Coordinator: Greg Mouser
Offensive Formation: Spread
Defensive Formation: 50

Returning Starters: 6 Offense/7 Defense

Series History
Argyle leads 1-0

Last Meeting: Argyle 41 Gilmer 14 (2010)

Argyle Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information

YEAR W-L-T COACH
2002 1-9-0 Unknown
2003 5-5-0 Todd Rodgers
2004 10-3-0 Todd Rodgers
2005 11-4-0 Todd Rodgers
2006 7-4-0 Todd Rodgers
2007 10-3-0 Todd Rodgers
2008 7-5-0 Todd Rodgers
2009 12-1-0 Todd Rodgers 2010 13-1-0 Todd Rodgers 2011 12-1-0 Todd Rodgers

Overall Record: 88-36-0
Undefeated Seasons: 0
Winless Seasons: 0
Last District Championship: 2011

Last Playoff Appearance: 2010

All-Time Playoff Record: 17-7-0

Argyle High School opened in 1999

Argyle’s first varsity football season was in 2002

Argyle lost 28-20 to Newton in the Class 2A State Championship game in 2005

Argyle moved to Class 3A in 2006



STREAKS

Gilmer has a 13 game winning streak (last loss: 41-14 to Argyle, 2010)

Gilmer has a 134 consecutive game scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)



NOTES

This is the Buckeyes 11th consecutive year in the playoffs
This is Argyle’s 8th consecutive year in the playoffs
This is the 6th time in the past 9 years for the Buckeyes to reach the 4th round of the playoffs
Jeff Traylor is 134-21 at Gilmer (86%)
Jeff Traylor is 27-8 in playoff games at Gilmer (77%)
Jeff Traylor is 3-2 in 4th round playoff games at Gilmer
Gilmer is 4-2 all-time in 4th round playoff games
Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor’s 86% winning percentage is the 3rd best among all active coaches in Texas

Gilmer has won more games (134) 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 averaging 492 total yards per game

Gilmer's 862 offensive plays consist of 324 passing attempts (38%) and 538 rushing attempts (62%)

Gilmer averages 231 yards per game passing (47%) and 261 yards per game rushing (53%)

Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 9 different players

Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 5 different players

Gilmer has held opponents to averages of 18.2 points and 286.6 total yards

Gilmer has forced 43 turnovers in 13 games

Gilmer QB Jordan Traylor needs 260 yards to reach 2,000 passing yards on the season

Gilmer WR Darrian Pollard is the first Buckeyes receiver to reach 1,000 yards since Houston Tuminello in 2007

Gilmer WR Darrian Pollard needs 79 receiving yards to break the single season record held by Manual Johnson (1,168 in 2003)

Argyle is ranked 5th in this week’s Class 3A Pigskinprep.com power rankings

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

Gilmer’s schedule is the 4th toughest in Class 3A according to PigskinPrep.com

Argyle’s schedule is the 30th toughest in Class 3A according to PigskinPrep.com

Gilmer’s opponents have a combined record of 92-58

Argyle’s opponents have a combined record of 84-61

3 of Gilmer’s opponents are still in the playoffs

Argyle is a 2 point favorite over Gilmer according to PigskinPrep.com



Did you know?

The District of Doom (16-3A) is now 21-2 in playoff games since last season. Both losses were to Argyle



Gilmer QB Jordan Traylor’s 399 passing yards against Van Alstyne were the most for a Buckeyes’ quarterback since G.J. Kinne threw for 456 yards against Spring Hill in 2006

Monday, November 28, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gilmer 46, Van Alstyne 14



From The Gilmer Mirror:

THE GILMER BUCKEYES overcame a determined Van Alstyne Panther team at City Bank Stadium in Forney last Friday night by the score of 46-14 to earn a Class 3A Division II Quarterfinal berth Friday night in Corsicana.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes overcome Panthers to set up rematch with Argyle


From The Gilmer Mirror:

Video: Van Alstyne Panthers vs Gilmer Buckeyes

From the Herald Democrat:

Panthers close season

From the Longview News-Journal:

Traylor passes Gilmer over Van Alstyne

From ETFinalScore.com:

Gilmer wins, 46-14, on to quarters

From KETK Tyler:

John Tyler, Chapel Hill, Henderson and Gilmer all win

From the Denton Record Chronicle:

Argyle wins in double OT

From the Argyle Athletics Booster Club:

Argyle digs deep to defeat Carthage 35-34 in double OT

Friday, November 25, 2011

Buckeyes head west to play Van Alstyne in Forney Friday night

THE GILMER BUCKEYES are now the fifth Gilmer team since 2003 to get off to a 12-0 start. Two of the previous four won state championships. These Buckeyes, in spite of and also no doubt because of the adversity they have experienced, very much want to become the third GHS team to get championship rings.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes head west to play Van Alstyne in Forney Friday night

From the Herald-Democrat:

Gilmer a task for Van Alstyne defense

From KTEN Sherman-Denison:

The Boys of Fall Part II

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ticket info for Van Alstyne game

Van Alstyne Panthers (9-3) vs Gilmer Buckeyes (12-0)

Friday, Nov. 25

7 p.m.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - 7 p m kickoff Friday night for regional playoff game in Forney


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Van Alstyne Game Info & Notes

By JOE DODD

November 25-Van Alstyne @ Forney

STADIUM: City Bank Stadium; Forney, Texas
STADIUM CAPACITY: 12,000
STADIUM SURFACE: Tiger Turf
STADIUM ADDRESS:
800 Hwy 741 South
Forney, TX 75126

MASCOT: Panthers

SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & White

DISTRICT: 10-3A

ENROLLMENT: 439

Head Football Coach: Mikeal Miller

3rd season at Van Alstyne

Record at Van Alstyne: 27-7

Overall Record: 27-7

Offensive Coordinator: Kyle Westerberg
Defensive Coordinator: Jason Meskimen
Returning Starters: 6 Offense/3 Defense

Series History
This is the first meeting between the schools

Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information
VAN ALSTYNE
YEAR W-L-T
2000 7-3-0 2001 12-3-0
2002 4-6-0
2003 4-6-0
2004 7-4-0
2005 6-5-0
2006 2-8-0
2007 2-8-0
2008 7-4-0
2009 10-1-0 2010 9-3-0 2011 10-1-0

BY DECADES W- L- T
1980-89 57-47-3
1990-99 73-36-1
2000-09 61-48-0 2010-11 19-4

Overall Record: 489-384-32

Class 2A State Finalist in 2001

Moved to Class 3A in 2002

Last District Championship: 2009

Last Playoff Appearance: 2010

Playoff Appearances: 25

All-Time Playoff Record: 18-24-2



STREAKS

Gilmer has a 133 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)


NOTES

This is the Buckeyes 11th consecutive year in the playoffs
This is the Buckeyes 5th consecutive year to reach the 3rd round of the playoffs
Jeff Traylor is 133-21 at Gilmer (86%)
Jeff Traylor is 26-8 in playoff games at Gilmer (76%)
Jeff Traylor is 5-1 in 3rd round playoff games at Gilmer
Gilmer is 6-5 all-time in 3rd round playoff games
Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor’s 86% winning percentage is the 3rd best among all active coaches in Texas

Gilmer has won more games (133) 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 averaging 488.5 total yards per game

Gilmer's 810 offensive plays consist of 299 passing attempts (37%) and 511 rushing attempts (63%)

Gilmer averages 217 yards per game passing (44%) and 271 yards per game rushing (56%)

Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 9 different players

Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 5 different players

Gilmer has held opponents to averages of 18.6 points and 286 total yards

Gilmer has forced 42 turnovers in 12 games

Gilmer QB Jordan Traylor needs 159 yards to reach 1,500 passing yards on the season

Gilmer WR Darrian Pollard needs 34 yards to reach 1,000 receiving yards on the season

Gilmer is ranked 4th 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 4th toughest in Class 3A according to PigskinPrep.com

Van Alstyne’s schedule is the 137th toughest in Class 3A according to PigskinPrep.com

Gilmer’s opponents have a combined record of 80-53

Van Alstyne’s opponents have a combined record of 64-63

Gilmer is a 19 point favorite over Van Alstyne according to PigskinPrep.com



Did you know?

The District of Doom (16-3A) is now 19-1 in playoff games since last season

Team Leaders
PASSING

Drew Dennis 12 games 81-143-7 1,026 yards 2 TD's

RUSHING

Jordan Barnes 12 games 290 carries 2,680 yards 31 TD's

Drew Dennis 12 games 191 carries 1,353 yards 23 TD's

RECEIVING

Jared Ramsey 12 games 24 catches 310 yards 1 TD

Mark Davis 12 games 17 catches 276 yards 1 TD


TEAM OFFENSE

Rushing 4,291 yards 357.6 ypg

Passing 1,078 yards 89.8 ypg

Total Offense 5,369 yards 447.4 ypg


TEAM DEFENSE (Does not include Whitesboro game)

Rushing Allowed 1,771 yards 161.0 ypg

Passing Allowed 2,115 yards 192.3 ypg

Total Allowed 3,886 yards 353.3 ypg



Van Alstyne History

Overall Record: 489-384-32

Class 2A State Finalist in 2001

Moved to Class 3A in 2002

Last District Championship: 2009

Last Playoff Appearance: 2010

Playoff Appearances: 25

All-Time Playoff Record: 18-24-2


# NAME POS. GRADE # NAME POS. GRADE
2 Dakota Burchfield WR/LB 12 30 Alex Cole RB/LB 11
3 Collin Fagan WR/K/LB 9 34 Dalton Jones WR/LB 9
4 Drew Dennis QB/FS 12 36 Garrison Hall WR/LB 10
5 Cameron Litzkow RB/LB 11 44 Bryce Himmelreich RB/LB 9
6 Kyle Pickett WR/FS 11 50 Luis Espitia OL/LB 12
7 Taylor Sevarino WR/LB 12 52 Marcus Niz OL/LB 12
8 Blake Woodall WR/C 12 54 Manny Semidey OL/DL 11
9 Mark Davis WR/C 12 55 Manuel Monge OL/DL 12
10 Edy Hernandez RB/LB 12 58 Mark Boevers OL/DL 11
11 CJ Tyler WR/FS 10 60 AJ Hernandez OL/DL 11
12 Lance Lewis WR/LB 10 61 Garrett Dansby OL/DL 12
14 Jared Ramsey WR/FS 12 62 Jeff Dietz OL/DL 10
15 Zach Jones RB/LB 10 64 Jerid Sisson OL/DL 11
17 Michael Marr WR/C 11 66 Esteban Rubio OL/DL 11
18 Riley Sprowl WR/FS 9 68 Kyler Jay OL/DL 9
20 Kearon Redmon WR/LB 9 70 Luke Boren OL/DL 12
21 Tyler Clemens WR/LB 12 72 Connor Mayes OL/DL 10
22 Jordan Barnes RB/LB 12 75 Aaron Russell OL/DL 10
24 Michael Sorrells WR/C 12 81 Roy Riggins WR/C 10
25 Eddie Garcia RB/LB 10 78 Alex Mayes OL/DL 11
28 Ryan Robbins WR/DB 10 88 CJ White WR/DL 11

From MaxPreps:

Van Alstyne High School Football Home

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gilmer 57, Van 40



From The Gilmer Mirror:

LAST WEDNESDAY when Buckeye Booster Club members met at Gilmer Country Club for Lunch with the Coach, Jeff Traylor told those assembled when summing up the second round playoff game with Van last Friday night, “It is going to be a war.”

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Gilmer wins offensive shootout over Van

From the Van Banner:

Gilmer Halts Van In Area Round, 57-40

From the Longview News-Journal:

Gilmer battles past Van in offensive gridiron slugfest

From ETFinalScore.com:

Gilmer rolls Van, stays alive

From KETK Tyler:

Gilmer gets win over Van

From KYTX Tyler:

ETFinalScore.com Football Show Playoffs Round 2

From KLTV Tyler:

Red Zone (last game in segment)

From KTBS Shreveport:

Gilmer vs. Van

From KTAL Shreveport:

Van-Gilmer Football Playoff Highlightss

From The Gilmer Mirror:

Video: Gilmer Buckeyes vs Van Vandals

Friday, November 18, 2011

Buckeyes hope to continue playoff momentum against Van Friday night



Mirror Photo / Mary Laschinger Kirby

THE GILMER BUCKEYES celebrate after their bi-district win last Friday night over Atlanta in Longview. Luke Turner holds the latest memento for Gilmer's trophy case.


MOST TEAMS who play the Gilmer Buckeyes come to realize pretty quickly that they are not just facing 11 players out on the football field. They must also contend with one of the loudest, most passionate and, especially come playoff time, best-traveling fan bases around.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes hope to continue playoff momentum against Van Friday night

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gilmer vs. Van - Game Information

Tickets for the Class 3A Division II Area Round game between The Gilmer Buckeyes and The Van Vandals will be available beginning Tuesday, November 15th at 8:00 a.m. at the GISD administration building at 500 S Trinity Street. Tickets will be available through Thursday, November 17th. All tickets, both student and adult, will be $5.00 and all tickets at the gate will $7.00. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 Friday, November 18th at Lobo Stadium in Longview. The Buckeyes will be the “visiting” team.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gilmer 48, Atlanta 14



From The Gilmer Mirror:

THE GILMER BUCKEYES successfully opened the 2011 postseason playoff campaign with a convincing 48-14 victory over the Atlanta Rabbits Friday night at Lobo Stadium in Longview, moving their season record to 11-0. Atlanta ends their season at 5-6, and now heads to play round ball.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes blast Rabbits

From the Longview News-Journal:

Gilmer Buckeyes bury Rabbits, 48-14

From ETFinalScore.com:

Gilmer cruises past Atlanta, 48-14

From TheOldCoach.com:

Gilmer running game proves too much for Atlanta



From KYTX Tyler:

HS Football Playoffs Round 1 Highlights, Scores, and Interviews (Gilmer game is at 4:30 mark and includes an interview with Nick Richardson)

From KETK Tyler:

Gilmer wins big over Atlanta

From KTBS Shreveport:

Gilmer vs. Atlanta - Video

From KTAL Shreveport:

Atlanta-Gilmer Football Playoff Highlights



From KLTV Tyler:

Red Zone - Part 1 (Gilmer game is the third one covered in this segment)

From The Gilmer Mirror:

Video: Gilmer Buckeyes vs Atlanta Rabbits - Bi-District

Friday, November 11, 2011

Rematch with Rabbits on agenda for Buckeyes Friday night in Longview

THE GILMER BUCKEYES began the season in Atlanta on Thursday night, Aug. 25. They came away with a 42-21 win over the Atlanta Rabbits, but many observers of that game noted how improved the Rabbits were and are not surprised they have earned a rematch.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Rematch with Rabbits on agenda for Buckeyes Friday night in Longview

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Gilmer 14, Pittsburg 6



ADAM WITCHER, one of the anchors of the Gilmer Buckeyes' Black Flag Defense, talks with one of his fans after the game.

From The Gilmer Mirror:

THE GILMER BUCKEYES locked up the full District of Doom District 16-3A Championship in Pittsburg Friday night with a hard-fought 14-6 victory. The win gives the Bucks a perfect 10-0 season record and 5-0 district record


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes outlast Pittsburg

From ETFinalScore.com:

Gilmer holds off Pirates, 14-6

From the Longview News-Journal:

Around East Texas: Gilmer, Jefferson earn victories, more

From KLTV Tyler:

Red Zone (about two-thirds of the way into this segment)

From The Gilmer Mirror:

Video: Gilmer Buckeyes at Pittsburg Pirates

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Buckeyes can't afford to 'coast' into playoffs, will shoot for another perfect 10-0 regular season


TRAY WEBB was one of the key players for the Buckeyes in the victory over Henderson last week. He blocked a field goal and made a couple of huge catches on fourth down as well.

District 16-3A Game Five: Friday, November 4

Gilmer Buckeyes vs. Pittsburg Pirates

Pirate Stadium, Pittsburg, 7:30 p.m.

SOME TEAMS “rest their starters” once they clinch playoff berths.

The Gilmer Buckeyes got in the playoffs for the 11th consecutive year last Friday night with a 35-20 win over the Henderson Lions here and also laid claim to the District 16-3A championship, their 10th in the last 11 seasons.

However, the Gilmer Buckeyes can’t afford to take the foot off the accelerator, according to Coach Jeff Traylor


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes can t afford to coast into playoffs will shoot for another perfect 10 0 regular season

From the Longview News-Journal:

Gilmer football player applies science of defense