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2013 LSG Team Preview — Gilmer Buckeyes

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Team: Gilmer Buckeyes (16-3A)

Team Colors: Black/Orange

Stadium: Buckeye Stadium (Capacity: 6,500)

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

Twitter: Go Buckeyes!!

2013 Schedule:
vs Atlanta
vs Dallas Plano Prestonwood
at Jacksonville
vs Daingerfield
vs Gladewater
at Tyler Chapel Hill
vs Henderson (at Longview)
at Longview Spring Hill
vs Bullard
at Kilgore (0-0)

Coach: Jeff Traylor (12 years) 148-24 at Gilmer (#1 in all-time wins at Gilmer); 148-24 all-time Coaching Record

Coaches Comments: Compete for championships. District Outlook: kilgore henderson chapel hill gladewater gilmer

Returning Lettermen: 18

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* RB JR Kris Boyd DIST Offensive Newcomer of the Year (Prospect) 1,276 yards 19 TDS rushing
* FB/LB Jaidon Parrish 1st Team All-District LB TSWA 2nd Team All-State TE Pre-Season All-State
* WR JR Chase Tate 1st Team All-District
* OL Dylan Adkinson 1st Team All-District
* QB/DB/P Tanner Barr 1st Team All-District UTIL AP Honorable Mention All-State as P 244 of 404 2,946 yards 25 TDs passing
* DL SOPH Demarco Boyd 1st Team All-District 67 tackles 7 sacks
* RB/LB Josh Walker 1st Team All-District LB AP 2nd Team All-State TSWA 1st Team All-State Texas A&M commit Physically over-powering folks RB, MLB, ST's TOP 25 LB Pre-Season All-State 133 tackles 8 sacks
* WR/DB DeVondrick Dixon 1st Team All-District DB
* ST Pablin Olivares 1st Team All-District
* LB Ardarius Johnson 1st Team All-District as ST 79 tackles
* RB JR Jamel Jackson 2nd Team All-District
* WR DeVondrick Dixon 2nd Team All-District
* LB John McPherson 98 tackles

2012 JV Record: 7-2

Primary Offensive Formation: spread

Primary Defensive Formation: 50

Notes:
* Have had 4 or less losses for 13 straight seasons
* 17 consecutive non-losing season

  • Mike Says: The Buckeyes made it to their 5th all-time state championship game last year. That being said, this years team may be even better. They have 13 starters return and are very confident. QB Tanner Barr will highlight the offense while LB Josh Walker is the star of defense. They are the favorite to win at least the region. They will go Division II and could very well win it all. They play in a very tough district and will have match-ups against Kilgore, Henderson and Tyler Chapel Hill.
  • Chris Says: This is the big bad District 16-3A that everyone calls the toughest district in Texas high school football and none are bigger or badder than the Gilmer Buckeyes.  Coach Jeff Traylor has built a football machine in the heart of East Texas.  Gilmer has an average number of athletes returning, but they are far from average in talent.  Look for the Buckeyes to compete for another state championship.  They once again have a very good chance to bring home the ring.

Last Years Record:  14-2 (6-0 District)

2012 Games:
vs Atlanta (5-7) (at Tyler) (W 31-17)
at Dallas Plano Prestonwood (8-4) (L 12-42)
vs Jacksonville (4-7) (W 34-33)
at Daingerfield (12-4) (W 43-14)
at Gladewater (3-7)* (W 21-13)
vs Tyler Chapel Hill (3-7)* (W 50-28)
vs Henderson (9-5) (at Longview)* (W 28-26)
vs Longview Spring Hill (3-7)* (W 59-10)
at Bullard (7-3)* (W 57-39)
vs Kilgore (11-2)* (W 20-14)

Playoffs: Division II Runner Up
vs Canton (8-3) (Tyler) (W 51-36) Bi-District
vs Atlanta (5-7) (Longview) (W 57-13) Area
vs Argyle (11-2) (Mesquite Memorial) (W 42-21) Regionals
vs Henderson (9-5) (Longview) (W 41-34) QuarterFinals
vs Graham (13-2) (Mansfield's Newsom) (W 50-7) Semifinals
vs Navasota (16-0) (Cowboys Stadium) (L 3-39) Championship

History:
* 126-16 in last 10 years
* 59-1 in district play since 2000
* 15-15 vs. Daingerfield since 1982 but Gillmer has won 2 of their 3 playoff games and has won 10 of the last 11 games including the last 8 in a row.
* 11-0 vs Gladewater since 2002
* 15-7 all-time vs. Tatum
* All time record 612-368-39 61.97% 1019 games
* 12 Consecutive Playoff Appearances
* All-Time Playoff Record 61-25
* Playoff Appearances: (32) 1926,1928,1929,1930,1932,1933,1941,1942,1943,1956,1958
1960,1961,1965,1980,1981,1984,1985,1990,1991,2001,2002
2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012

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, 2012
State Champions — 2004, 2009

Championship History: (5) 2-3
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
2012 3A Division II - Navasota 39, Gilmer 3

Last 5 year record: 63-9

Last 10 year record: 126-14

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