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Gilmer vs. Canton Game Info & Notes


November 15- Canton @ Tyler
STADIUM: Earl Campbell Field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium
STADIUM SURFACE: Artificial Turf
700 Fair Park Dr
Tyler, TX 75701

Mascot: Eagles
Colors: Green & White
District: 14-3A 
Enrollment: 584

Canton Eagles 2012 Season Results
Date   Opponent     Result 
08/31/12  @ Eustace     won: 34-13
09/07/12  Fairfield      lost: 20-47
09/14/12  Paris North Lamar   won: 28-7
09/21/12  Carrollton Ranchview   won: 45-24
09/28/12  @ Wills Point    won: 62-38
10/12/12  @ Athens*     won: 48-23
10/19/12  Mabank*     won: 48-7
10/26/12  @ Mineola*      won: 42-0
11/02/12  Brownsborro*    won: 35-13
11/09/12  @ Van*      lost: 21-35
Overall Record: 8-2
*District Record: 4-1
Total Points For: 383
Average Points For Per Game: 38.3
Total Points Against: 207
Average Points Against Per Game: 20.7
Head Coach: Robert Ivey (2nd season, 13-7, 39-40 overall)
Returning Starters: 8 Offense/5 Defense
Offensive Formation: Spread  
                                                                                                 Defensive Formation: Split

Players to Watch: 
Chandler Eiland, So. QB (126 of 215 for 1,787 yards, 23 TD's, 11 INT’s)

Reece Sumner, Sr. RB (108 carries for 873 yards, 9 TD's)
Connor Eiland, Sr. WR (57 catches for 998 yards, 13 TD’s)

Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information
2000   6-4-0 David Hughes
2001   5-5-0 David Hughes
2002   3-7-0 David Hughes
2003   8-4-0 Gary Joe Kinne
2004   8-2-0 Gary Joe Kinne
2005 12-2-0 Gary Joe Kinne
2006   8-5-0 Lance Angel
2007   7-5-0 Lance Angel
2008   5-5-0 Lance Angel
2009   5-4-0 Lance Angel
2010 10-2-0 Wes Rhoten
2011   5-5-0 Robert Ivery                                                                  2012   8-2-0 Robert Ivery

1926-29:   1- 4- 0
1930-39: 21-53-6
1940-49:   9-44-1
1950-59: 39-56-6
1960-69: 49-52-1
1970-79: 44-52-4
1980-89: 38-62-0
1990-99: 46-54-1
2000-09: 67-43-0
2010-12: 23-9-0
TOTAL: 337-429-19
Undefeated Seasons: 1 (1964)                                                        Winless Seasons: 6 (1934, 1941, 1946, 1959, 1982, 1987)                     Last District Championship: 2007                                                          Last Playoff Appearance: 2010                                                               All-Time Playoff Record: 8-9-0
Gilmer v. Canton All-Time Series
Canton leads the series 1-0-0
58 – 2005 - 61

Gilmer has a 9 game winning streak at TMF Rose Stadium (last loss: 61-58 to Canton on 11-18-2005)
Gilmer has a 5 game winning streak in first round playoff games (last loss: 39-36 to Liberty-Eylau in 2006)
Gilmer has a 145 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)

Gilmer and Jeff Traylor are 0-1 against Canton
Jeff Traylor is 143-23 at Gilmer (86%)
Jeff Traylor is 27-9 in playoff games at Gilmer (75%)                                                   
                                                                                                      Gilmer is 7-3 in first round playoff games under Jeff Traylor (70%)
Gilmer is 13-2 under Jeff Traylor in games played at TMF Rose Stadium (87%)
                                                                                                      Gilmer is 5-2 under Jeff Traylor in playoff games played at TMF Rose Stadium (71%)
Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor’s 86% winning percentage is the 2nd best among all active coaches in Texas
Gilmer has won more games (143) 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 9 years
Gilmer is averaging 424 total yards per game
Gilmer's 563 offensive plays consist of 265 passing attempts (47%) and 298 rushing attempts (53%)
Gilmer averages 189 yards per game passing (45%) and 235 yards per game rushing (55%)
Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 5 different players
Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 9 different players
Gilmer QB Tanner Barr needs 148 passing yards to reach 2,000 for the season
Gilmer RB Kris Boyd needs 187 rushing yards to reach 1,000 for the season
Gilmer is ranked 10th in this week’s Associated Press Class 3A poll
Gilmer is ranked 8th in this week’s Class 3A power rankings
Canton is ranked 47th in this week’s Class 3A power rankings
Gilmer’s schedule is the 5th toughest in Class 3A according to
Canton’s schedule is the 136th toughest in Class 3A according to
Gilmer’s opponents have a combined record of 52-47
Canton’s opponents have a combined record of 47-53
Gilmer is a 19 point favorite over Canton according to


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“We do have some experience and tradition,” admitted La Vega head coach Willie Williams, who has a 135-84-2 record in his 20th season as Pirates’ head coach.

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