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Gilmer v. Plano Prestonwood Game Notes & Info


September 6-Plano Prestonwood Christian
STADIUM: Buckeye Stadium
North Bradford St.
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mascot: Lions
Colors: Navy & Gold
District: TAPPS DI-1
Enrollment: 469
2012 Record: 8-4, 3-3 district, DI State Quarterfinalist
2013 Record: 1-0 (Won @ Henderson 45-22 in week 0)
Head Coach: Chris Cunningham (6th season, 43-18, 108-74 overall)
Returning Lettermen:
Returning Starters: 6 Offense/6 Defense
Offensive Coordinator:
Defensive Coordinator: 
Offensive Formation: Spread
Defensive Formation: 5-2-2
Did you know? The Lions won TAPPS State Championships in 2005, 2009 and 2010.
Players to watch: Sr. WR/CB Jake Reed (6-2, 190, 4.4) son of former Vikings WR Jake Reed;  24 tackles in 2011; So. WR Michael Irvin (6-3, 215, 4.5) son of former Cowboys HOF Michael Irvin; 8 catches, 121 receiving yards, 1 TD against Henderson last week; Jr. QB Twayne Blackwell (5-11, 185) transfer from 4A Frisco Centennial HS; So. RB Ryan Bradberry (5-10, 200) grandson of former Gilmer assistant coach Henry Jackson.

Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information
Plano Prestonwood Christian
2000 0-7-0
2001 5-4-0
2002 4-6-0  
2003 7-3-0  
2004 9-5-0   Mike Hall
2005 14-0-0 Mike Hall
2006 8-4-0   Mike Hall
2007 4-8-0   Mike Hall
2008 4-5-0   Chris Cunningham
2009 9-4-0   Chris Cunningham                                                           2010 12-2-0 Chris Cunningham                                                                           2011 9-3-0   Chris Cunningham                                                         2012 8-4-0         Chris Cunningham                                                           2013 1-0-0       Chris Cunningham
ALLTIME: 94-55-0

Undefeated Seasons: 1 (2005)
Winless Seasons: 1 (2000)
Last Playoff Appearance: 2012

Series Record: Prestonwood leads 1-0-0
Last meeting: 2012, Prestonwood won 42-12
Gilmer has a 12 game home winning streak (last loss: 43-36 v. Jacksonville, 2010)
Gilmer has an 9 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 42-12 @ Plano Prestonwood Christian, 2012)

Gilmer has a 153 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)

This is Gilmer’s 100th season to play football
Gilmer has never had a winless season
                                                                                                           Jeff Traylor is 0-1 against Prestonwood (0%)
Jeff Traylor is 149-24 at Gilmer (86%)
Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor’s 86% winning percentage is the 3rd best among all active coaches in Texas
                                                                                                      Gilmer has won more games (149) 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 7 of the past 10 years (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012)
Gilmer is 117-14 under Jeff Traylor in regular season games (89%)
Gilmer is 95-6 (94%) in regular season games since 2003
Gilmer is 127-14 (90%) overall since 2003
Gilmer is ranked 3rd in this week’s Associated Press Class 3A poll
Gilmer is ranked 2nd in this week’s Class 3A power rankings
Prestonwood is ranked 3rd in the Private 11-Man power rankings
Gilmer is a 9 point favorite over Prestonwood according to
Gilmer senior QB Tanner Barr needs 77 total yards to pass Jamel Kennedy for 6th place on the Buckeyes career list
Gilmer senior QB Tanner Barr needs 28 passing yards to pass G.J. Kinne for 5th place on the Buckeyes career list
Gilmer senior QB Tanner Barr needs 11 touchdown passes to pass Luke Turner for 5th place on the Buckeyes career list
Gilmer junior RB Kris Boyd needs 3 rushing touchdowns to pass Jamel Kennedy for 6th place on the Buckeyes career list

Did you know?
After playing only 2 games against public schools in their 12 year history, Prestonwood’s 2012 schedule included 4 public schools; Henderson, Gilmer, Royse City and Dallas Roosevelt. The Lions went 4-0; outscoring the public schools 208-40
Gilmer has lost only 4 home games since 2000 (Spring Hill, 2000; Pine Tree, 2002; Tatum, 2010; Jacksonville, 2010)


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“They’re all good this time of the year,” stated Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor, who has led his alma mater to a 108-17 record and one state championship in his 10 years at the helm of the Buckeyes.

Take La Vega, the Buckeyes’ opponent Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Mesquite. The Pirates have gone at least three rounds deep in the playoffs every year since 2006, sporting an impressive 10-3 playoff record in that span.

“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.

Like Traylor, Williams is coaching in his hometown. “This is the only place I’ve known. I graduated from here and I’ve coached here for 27 years. I’ve never coache…