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Gilmer v. Liberty-Eylau Game Info & Notes



By JOE DODD

August 27-Liberty-Eylau
STADIUM: Buckeye Stadium
STADIUM CAPACITY:4,750
STADIUM SURFACE: Field Turf
STADIUM ADDRESS:
North Bradford St.
Gilmer, TX 75644

Mascot: Leopards
Colors: Crimson/Black/White
District: 7-4A I
Enrollment: 730
Head Coach: Steve Wells (2nd season at school, 8-6, 65-68 overall)
2014 Record: 8-6; 4-1, Regional Finalist
Offensive Formation: Spread Defensive Formation: 4-3/3-4
Returning Starters: 5 Offense/8 Defense

Players to Watch:
#1-QB Ke'mon Freeman, Sr., 6-0, 205 (In 2014 he passed for 1,552 yards and 16 touchdowns while running for 1,267 yards and 13 additional scores; Holds offers from SMU, North Texas and Arkansas St.)
#88-DE Lagaryonn Carson, Jr., 6-5, 261 (96 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 Forced Fumbles; Holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, and SMU)
#18-DB Andre Wiley Jr., Sr., 5-10, 185 (Holds offers from Army, Navy, SMU, Louisiana Tech, SFA, Texas State, Mississippi Valley State, Central Arkansas, Arkansas St. and Wyoming)
Series History
Last meeting: 2014, Gilmer won 55-16
Series Record: Liberty-Eylau leads 11-9
GILMER vs. Liberty-Eylau (9-11-0)
14 - 1968 - 21
15 - 1969 - 28
27 - 1970 - 0
13 - 1971 - 16
20 - 1972 - 21
16 - 1973 - 14
07 - 1974 - 28
07 - 1975 - 23
00 - 1976 - 48
00 - 1977 - 26
00 - 1978 - 35
09 - 1979 – 13 36 – 2006 – 39 41 – 2007 – 26 28 - 2008 – 14 35 – 2009 – 17 28 – 2010 – 12 43 – 2010 – 33 21 – 2011 – 7 55 – 2014 – 16
Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information
LIBERTY-EYLAU
YEAR W-L-T PTS-OPP COACH
2000 7-3-0 286-200 Joey Drennon
2001 7-3-0 214-106 Joey Drennon
2002 1-8-0 81-274 Joey Drennon
2003 5-7-0 221-221 Joey Drennon
2004 8-4-0 296-124 Pat Brady
2005 10-3-0 382-228 Pat Brady
2006 12-3-0 Pat Brady
2007 5-6-0 Pat Brady
2008 4-6-0 Pat Brady 2009 6-5-0 Pat Brady 2010 8-3-0 Pat Brady 2011 6-5-0 Brian Brown 2012 4-6-0 Brian Brown 2013 6-5-0 Brian Brown 2014 8-6-0
Steve Wells

BY DECADES W- L- T
1956-59 22-18-0
1960-69 50-42-7
1970-79 59-41-1
1980-89 45-51-3
1990-99 60-48-2
2000-09 75-51-0 2010-14 32-25-0
TOTAL: 443-276-13


Undefeated Seasons: 2 (1959, 1967)
Winless Seasons: 0
Last District Championship: 2014
Last Playoff Appearance: 2014
Playoff Record: 23-16-0

STREAKS
Gilmer has an 19 game home winning streak (last loss: 43-36 v. Jacksonville, 2010)
Gilmer has a 16 game winning streak (last loss: 45-38 v. Argyle @ Dallas Kincaide, November 29, 2013)
Gilmer has a 13 game season opener winning streak (last loss: 20-14 @ Gladewater, 2001)
Gilmer has a 10 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 34-29 @ Kilgore, 2013)
Gilmer has a 7 game winning streak over Liberty-Eylau (last loss: 39-36 in first round of 2006 playoffs)
Gilmer has a 181 game consecutive scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)

NOTES
This is Gilmer’s 102nd season to play football
Gilmer has never had a winless season
This is Gilmer head coach Matt Turner's 1st season at Gilmer
Gilmer's 643 wins are the 21st most in Texas High School Football History (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com) Gilmer's 68 playoff wins are the 18th most in Texas High School Football History (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer's 33 district championships are tied for the 16th most in Texas high school football history (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has won more games (175) than any other 4A team in the state since 2000 (Celina has 185 wins, but was in class 2A from 2000-2001)
Texas HS teams with the most wins in the past 11 seasons (2004-2014) (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
152-14 Katy (3 state championships) 140-15 Gilmer (3 state championships) 140-22 Aledo (5 state championships) 139-19 Southlake Carroll (4 state championships) 137-20 Euless Trinity (3 state championships)
Gilmer has either won the state championship or lost in the playoffs to the eventual state champion in 9 of the past 12 years 2003-lost to state champion Atlanta in round 4 2004-won 3A DI State Championship 2006-lost to state champion Texarkana Liberty-Eylau in round 1 2007-lost to state champion Liberty Hill in finals 2008-lost to state champion Carthage in round 4 2009-won 3A DII State Championship 2012-lost to state champion Navasota in finals 2013-lost to state champion Argyle in round 3 2014- won 4A DII State Championship
Gilmer is 14-1 in season openers since 2000 (only loss: 20-14 to Gladewater, 2001)
Gilmer is 175-26 since 2000 (87%)
Gilmer is 135-15 in regular season games since 2000 (90%)
Gilmer is 153-16 overall since 2003 (91%)
Gilmer is 112-7 in regular season games since 2003 (94%)

Gilmer is ranked 1st in the pre-season Old Coach Class 4A-II poll
Liberty-Eylau is ranked 2nd in the pre-season Old Coach Class 4A-I poll
Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the pre-season Class 4A-II Pigskinprep.com power rankings
Liberty-Eylau is ranked 7th in the pre-season Class 4A-I Pigskinprep.com power rankings
Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the pre-season Class 4A-II Texas Football Magazine rankings
Liberty-Eylau is ranked 7th in the pre-season Class 4A-I Texas Football Magazine rankings
Gilmer is ranked 3rd in the pre-season Associated Press Class 4A poll
Liberty-Eylau is ranked 11th in the pre-season Associated Press Class 4A poll
Gilmer is a 10 point favorite over Liberty-Eylau according to PigskinPrep.com

Did you know?
Gilmer has lost only 4 home games the past 15 seasons
Since 2000; Gilmer is 148-6 when scoring 30 or more points in a game. When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 27-20
Liberty-Eylau head coach Steve Wells is 2-5 against Gilmer as head coach at 4 different schools (Hooks, Mineola, Jacksonville, Liberty-Eylau)
The Leopards' 3 playoff wins in 2014 were the team's first since winning the 2006 3A Division I state championship. The Leopards are 47-42 in the 8 seasons since that championship
Gilmer's first 6 opponents include 5 teams that have combined to win 15 state championships, including 12 since 1999



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