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2012 LSG Team Preview — Gilmer Buckeyes

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Gilmer Buckeyes

Team: Gilmer Buckeyes (16-3A)

Colors: Black/Orange

Stadium: Buckeye Stadium (Capacity: 6,150)

Enrollment: 631 -- 4th largest in the district out of 7 schools

2012 Schedule:
VS Atlanta @ Rose Stadium, Tyler
@ Plano Prestonwood Christian
Jacksonville
@ Daingerfield
@ Gladewater **
Tyler Chapel Hill **
VS Henderson at Lobo Stadium, Longview **
Longview Spring Hill **
@ Bullard **
Kilgore **

Coach: Jeff Traylor (12 years) 134-22 at Gilmer (#1 in all-time wins at Gilmer); 134-22 all-time Coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 17

Returning Starters: Offense: 2 Defense: 7

Key Players:
* DL Xavier Fluellen 78 tackles 19 pressures 1st Team All-District
* QB/DB JR Tanner Barr 2nd Team All-State DB (TSWA) 10 INTs
* RB SOPH Chase Tate 1st Team All-District
* K JR Pablin Olivares 1st Team All-District
* LB Adam Witcher 124 tackles 1st Team All-District
* DB Trey Washington 1st Team All-District Committed to SMU
* RB/LB JR Josh Walker 123 tackles 9 sacks 1st Team All-District LB TOP JR
* QB JR Jaldon Parrish
* QB SOPH McLane Carter

2011 JV Record: 8-1

Notes:
* Have had 4 or less losses for 12 straight seasons

  • Mike Says: The Buckeyes will have lots of talent even with only 9 total starters coming back. They have a great tradition having won 10+ in all but 1 season since 2003. Their defense will be very good the year especially in the secondary with Tanner Barr and Trey Washington . They are in the toughest district in the state. Expect them to be featured in a lot of our Games Of The week. Look for them to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and have a great shot at winning the district title. It will be a dog fight each week against Tyler Chapel Hill, Henderson and Kilgore. Argyle who knocked them out of the playoffs last year will provide the top competition in the region.
  • Chris Says: Gilmer is one of those storied programs that represents what Texas high school football really means.  This East Texas power always plays tougher than nails and behind Coach Jeff Traylor has been a consistent winner.  The are in what many in the state call the toughest district in football - District 16-3A.  There are so many great teams fighting for the championship that every single game is like  a prize fight that goes the distance.  The Buckeyes add to that, a very tough pre-district schedule and when playoffs come around are sure to go far.

Last Years Record: 13-1 overall 5-0 District

2011 Games:
vs Atlanta (5-6) (at Tyler Rose Stadium) (W 42-21)
at Tatum (12-3) (W 34-0)
at Jacksonville (4-6) (W 44-22)
at Texarkana Liberty-Eylau (6-5) (W 21-7)
vs Daingerfield (10-4) (W 56-31)
at Gladewater (5-5)* (W 55-19)
vs Carthage (9-4)* (W 39-36)
at Longview Spring Hill (2-8)* (W 43-7)
vs Henderson (11-3)* (W 35-20)
at Pittsburg (5-5)* (W 14-6)

Playoffs: Division II QuarterFinals
vs Atlanta (5-6) (at Longview) (W 48-14) Bi-District
vs Van (10-2) (at Longview) (W 57-40) Area
vs Van Alstyne (9-4) (at Forney) (W 46-14) Regionals
vs Argyle (14-2) (at Corsicana) (L 35-51) QuarterFinals

History:
* Ranks #8 (Up 3 spots from 2010) in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* Ranks #16 in Class 3A All-Time Winning %
* 16 consecutive non-losing seasons
* 12 year winning streak
* 112-14 in last 9 years
* 53-1 in district play since 2000
* 4-2 vs. Carthage since 1998
* 10-4 vs. Daingerfield since 1994
* 10-0 vs. Gladewater since 2002
* 12-4 since 1994 vs. Tatum
* All time record 598-366-39 61.57% 1003 games
* 11 Consecutive Playoff Appearances
* All-Time Playoff Record 56-24
* Playoff Appearances: (31) 1926,1928,1929,1930,1932,1933,1941,1942,1943,1956,1958,1960,1961,1965,1980,1981,1984
1985,1990,1991,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Bi-District — 1926, 1965, 1980, 1984, 2001, 2002, 2006
Area — 2005
Regionals — 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1958, 1961, 1985, 1990, 1991, 2010
Quarterfinals — 1956, 1960, 2003, 2008, 2011
Runner Up — 1981, 2007
State Champions — 2004, 2009

Championship History: (4) 2-2
1981 3A - Cameron 26, Gilmer 3
2004 3A Division II - Gilmer 49, Jasper 47
2007 3A Division I — Liberty Hill 38, Gilmer 13
2009 3A Division I — Gilmer 43, Abilene Wylie 26

Last 5 year record: 63-8

Last 10 year record: 120-15

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