Lone Star Gridiron

(Week 1: 2011) 3A Gilmer Buckeyes (1-0) @ 2A DI Tatum Eagles (1-0)

 

Texas high school football game of the week

Gilmer @ Tatum

 

Gilmer's quarterback Luke Turner threw five touchdowns and ran for another as they defeated Atlanta 42-21. Tatum limited Diboll to only 186 total yards as they shut them out 20-0.

Last year, Tatum snapped the Buckeyes 34 game home winning streak with a 47-41 victory. The Buckeyes are 14-7 all-time vs. the Eagles including two playoff victories.

1986: Tatum 34, Gilmer 6
1987: Gilmer 27, Tatum 0
1990: Gilmer 28, Tatum 8
1991: Tatum 39, Gilmer 23
1992: Gilmer 27, Tatum 25
1993: Tatum 42, Gilmer 7
1994: Gilmer 18, Tatum 15
1995: Tatum 31, Gilmer 12
1996: Gilmer 17, Tatum 0
1997: Gilmer 28, Tatum 6
1998: Gilmer 28, Tatum 27
1999: Tatum 28, Gilmer 20
2000: Tatum 14, Gilmer 6
2001: Gilmer 28, Tatum 24
2003: Gilmer 35, Tatum 27 (Regional Playoffs)
2004: Gilmer 60, Tatum 35 (Quarterfinals)
2006: Gilmer 45, Tatum 21
2007: Gilmer 71, Tatum 28
2008: Gilmer 48, Tatum 14
2009: Gilmer 39, Tatum 20
2010: Tatum 47, Gilmer 41

Mike Says: This will be another East Texas shootout. Look for both quarterbacks Tatum's Jalen Overstreet and Gilmer's Luke Turner to have big nights. The Buckeyes want a little revenge from last years classic. Tatum is one of 2A's best and they would like nothing better than sending the Buckeyes home with another loss. Its going to be a good one.....the BUCKEYES win 41-36!!

Chris Says: East Texas is a hotbed of great rivalries and this one is no exception.  Neither team was tested too drastically in Week Zero and that ends now.  Gilmer is set on avenging last season's loss, while Tatum is ready to show the Piney Woods that it was no fluke.  Who wins?  Gilmer takes it 34-21!!

 

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