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Gilmer @ Liberty Christian Game Info & Notes

By JOE DODD

September 9-@ Argyle Liberty Christian
STADIUM: Bowles Stadium
STADIUM CAPACITY:3,000
STADIUM SURFACE: Artificial
STADIUM ADDRESS:
1301 State Highway 377
Argyle, TX 76226

Mascot: Christian Warriors
Colors: Blue/White
TAPPS Division I/District 1    
2015 Record: 6-5 DI Bi-district Finalist; 4-3 District
2016 Record: 0-2
        Week 1: lost v. Melissa 42-48
        Week 2: lost @ Celina 43-55
Head Coach: Barton Hundley (3rd season, 13-12, 13-12 overall)
Offensive Formation: Spread 
Defensive Formation: 4-3
Returning Starters: 5 Offense/3 Defense

Players to Watch:
#8-QB/DB Jon Copeland, Jr., 6-0, 185 (After 2 games: 473 yards, 2 TD’s passing; 169 yards, 2 TD’s rushing)
#5-RB/DB Kason Howell, Sr., 6-0, 180 (2015 stats: 74 tackles, 4 INT’s)
#3-WR Elijah Edwards, Sr. (6 catches, 105 yards)
#58-OL/DL Brooks Talkington , Sr., 6-4, 235
#11-K Grant Hudgens Jr.

Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information                   
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN
1983-Started football program


State Championships                                                                                          TAPPS 4A Division II - 2007
TAPPS 4A - 1996
TAPPS 2A – 1994
Last District Championship: 2009   
Last Playoff Appearance: 2015

2002 7-5-0 Mark Bowles
2003 5-6-0 Mark Bowles
2004 4-6-0 Mark Bowles
2005 12-1-0 Mark Bowles
2006 12-2-0 Mark Bowles
2007 12-2-0 Mark Bowles
2008 9-4-0 Mark Bowles
2009 10-4-0 Greg Price
2010 9-3-0 Greg Price (Moved up to Div. I)
2011 6-5-0 Greg Price
2012 7-5-0 Greg Price
2013 9-4-0 Greg Price
2014 7-5-0 Barton Hundley                                                                                      2015 6-5-0 Barton Hundley                                                                                    2016 0-2-0 Barton Hundley

Gilmer v. Liberty Christian All-Time Series
                                                                                                                              This is the first meeting between the two schools                                            


STREAKS
Gilmer has a 22 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 34-29 @ Kilgore, 2013)
Gilmer has a 197 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 to Pleasant Grove @ Longview Lobo, 2001)

NOTES
This is Gilmer’s 103rd season to play football
Gilmer has never had a winless season
Gilmer head coach Matt Turner is 16-1 in his 2nd season at Gilmer
Gilmer's 659 wins are the 20th most in Texas High School Football History (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has 20 consecutive non-losing seasons, the 4th longest active streak and tied for the 20th longest all-time streak in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has 15 consecutive playoff appearances
Gilmer's 34 district championships are tied for the 13th most in Texas high school football history (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has recorded 15 undefeated regular seasons, tied for 8th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has recorded 21 10-win seasons, tied for 18th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
Gilmer has won more games (191) than any other 4A team in the state since 2000

Texas HS teams with the most wins in the past 12 seasons (2004-2015) (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)
168-14       Katy  (4 state championships)                                                                 154-16        Gilmer (3 state championships)                                                              153-24     Aledo (5 state championships)                                                                  148-22     Southlake Carroll (4 state championships)                                                 147-21    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 13 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 191-27 since 2000 (88%)                                                   
Gilmer is 147-15 in regular season games since 2000 (91%)
Gilmer is 169-17 overall since 2003 (91%)
Gilmer is 124-7 in regular season games since 2003 (95%)
Gilmer's 131 points scored is the 2nd most in 4A DII and 4th most in all classifications
Gilmer’s offense is averaging 685.5 total yards per game
Gilmer's 156 offensive plays consist of 80 passing attempts (51%) and 76 rushing attempts (49%)
Gilmer averages 482.5 yards per game passing (70%) and 203 yards per game rushing (30%)
Gilmer’s offense is averaging 8.8 yards per play
Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 5 different players
Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 7 different players
Gilmer’s schedule is the 2nd toughest (based on opponents’ power rating) in Class 4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com
Liberty Christian's schedule is the 3rd toughest (based on opponents’ power rating) in 11-Man Private Schools according to PigskinPrep.com              
Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the Old Coach Class 4A-II poll
Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the Class 4A-II Pigskinprep.com power rankings
Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the Class 4A-II Texas Football Magazine rankings
Gilmer is ranked 4th in the Associated Press Class 4A poll
Gilmer is a 29 points favorite over Liberty Christian according to PigskinPrep.com

                                                                                                                                                        
Did you know?
Gilmer’s 697 total yards against Center last week was a single game school record
Poppy Brown’s 577 passing yards against Liberty-Eylau in week 1 was a single game school record
Poppy Brown’s 582 total offensive yards against Liberty-Eylau in week 1 was a single game school record
LaMarcus Morton’s 259 receiving yards against Liberty-Eylau in week 1 was a single game school record
Since 2000; Gilmer is 160-7 when scoring 30 or more points in a game. When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 31-20
Gilmer's first 5 opponents had a combined record of 43-20 in 2015, including 4 teams that made the playoffs
In June, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), the largest organization that represents private schools in the United States, named Liberty Christian its top private school for the fourth year in a row!
 
 
 

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