Buckeyes travel to Daingerfield
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DON’T EVER give up on the Gilmer Buckeyes. That’s a lesson that some early-leaving fans from the team’s Homecoming game at Buckeye Stadium last Friday night learned. It was apparent that some had begun departing the stadium at around the same time the Buckeyes began rallying from behind to wipe a 33-14 deficit to the Jacksonville Indians off the scoreboard and light it up instead with a thrilling, last-minute 34-33 victory.

“We didn’t play real well, and we’ve got a lot of things to fix still, but our kids played incredibly hard. Their will to win, just their desire, ended up paying off for them,” said Buckeyes head coach Jeff Traylor.

He noted, though, that the defense gave up three big plays and the offense gave away two more touchdowns via turnovers.

“We’ve just gotta get some stuff fixed,” he repeated.

“Defensively, Brandon Barnes had six tackles, one assist, two pressures; Demarco Boyd, seven tackles, three assists, two pass knockdowns; John McPherson, seven tackles, one assist, two pressures; Xavier Fluellen, five tackles, one assist, two sacks; Justus Cheatham, three tackles, one interception; Trey Washington, three tackles, three assists and one interception,” he said.

“Offensively, of course, Tanner Barr was 29-of-46 for 373 yards, five touchdowns; 15 carries for 53 yards.

“Trey Washington had seven catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.

“Josh Walker, eight carries, 41 yards; five receptions, 91 yards, two touchdowns.

“Chase Tate, eight receptions, 63 yards and a touchdown.

“Desmond Pollard, two receptions for 18 yards and one touchdown.”

Coach Traylor added, “Pablin (Olivares) executed a great onside kick and we were very close on the other two, and Pablin made a big extra-point.”

The Buckeyes take to the road again for the next two weeks, first at Daingerfield this Friday night and then at Gladewater on Sept. 28 to open District 16-3A play.

Sizing up this year’s Tigers, Coach Traylor noted their new quarterback.

“That’s where it starts — Edwin Mims, No. 7, a very good ball player. He can run it. He can throw it.

“Shawn Hooks, their wide receiver, No. 1, very good ball player.”

The Tigers have an extremely large, battle-tested offensive line.

Returning center Donovan Dublin is 6’1”, 325. Returning starter at right guard, Jacolby Simpson, is 6’1”, 340. Right tackle Willie Evans returns. He is 6’3”, 365. Left guard Fernando Rodriguez is 6’1”, 295. Left tackle Tyrodrick Mims is 6’2”, 270.

“They’re just massive upfront,” said Traylor.

Asked about their mobility, he answered, “They’re pretty good athletes. They run around good.”

Tailback Ray Wallace, a junior, spearheads the running game along with signal-caller Mims, a senior who played wide receiver last season.

On defense, nose guard Dylan “Meat” Williams is back. He is 6’1”, 278. Simpson also plays defense.

Middle linebacker Traye Traylor is a good player.

Ruben Mims is a really good safety, he said. Jonathan Barber and the aforementioned Hooks are good cornerbacks.

“They’ve got a really good team. They’ve got a kicker that kicks the ball in the end zone.”

Asked about the rivalry aspect of this game, Coach Traylor downplayed it.

“Our kids, we get excited to play every week. I don’t know that we prefer to play anybody before anybody else. We just kinda play every week. I’ve never noticed our kids getting ‘up’ for anyone, to be honest with you. They just play.”

The Tigers, like the Buckeyes, are 2-1. They opened with a home loss to Gladewater, 31-14, but then knocked off Atlanta and Clarksville on the road.

They made it to the quarterfinals last year before being eliminated by eventual Class 2A-Division I champion Melissa. Melissa is now in 3A.

Coach Aric Sardinea is in his second season at the helm in Daingerfield.

“If I can hang my hat on one thing right now I’m hoping it’s going to be the offensive line. We have every kid back from last year on the offensive line,” Sardinea said. “They are some big-sized kids and hopefully we can move some people around. That’s what we’re teaching them right now and preaching to them: be physical,” he told ETSN.fm last month.

“I think the linemen are going to be the biggest key,” Edwin Mims agreed. “They’re going to be the strong part of the offense. The running game should be very strong.”

Coach Sardinea told the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune in July, “One of the things we have done recently is make everything as similar as possible starting from the teams at the lower grade levels. That way the boys do not miss a beat whenever those players start playing with the varsity team.”

Coaching, he said, is more than just X’s and O’s.

“The kids are proficient on where we are as a team and as a school,” Sardinea said. “It is more than just football that we coaches are trying to teach, we want our players to be better young men so they will be better people when they leave high school. We feel like we can get everything we want out of our players on the football field, but we also want them to be good young men.”

Anyone who has followed the Gilmer Buckeyes for any length of time realizes that that sounds quite similar to the values Coach Traylor and his staff try to instill in their players as well.

Gilmer Buckeyes Season to Date:

Atlanta, won 31-17

Plano Prestonwood, lost 42-12

Jacksonville, won 34-33

Daingerfield Tigers Season to Date:

Gladewater, lost 31-14

Atlanta, won 17-13

Clarksville, won 21-6


BUCKEYE TICKET LINE:

903-841-7777 — Advance tickets are on sale through Thursday at the Gilmer ISD Administration Building. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

LUNCH WITH THE COACH:

Noon Wednesdays, Buckeyes Booster Club meets at Gilmer Country Club.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Curtis Brown is in his second NFL season with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a defensive back and special teams player.

David Snow is in first NFL season as an offensive lineman on the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills.

Jacob (Jake) Jenkins made his first start last Saturday for the Oklahoma State Cowboys at center. He is a sophomore.

LIVE WEBCAST:

http://www.gilmerbuckeyes.com/page10.html

DIRECT LINK:

http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/gilmer.portal#

VIDEO REPLAYS:

Etex, Channel 2, will replay Gilmer games at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

(This channel also carries the audio of the games live.)

New Diana games will be replayed 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Thursdays

Harmony games will be replayed 6 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Tuesdays.

GILMER BUCKEYES HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL APP:

http://buckeyesfootball.mobi

BUCKEYES BLOG:

http://gilmerbuckeyes.blogspot.com

MAXPREPS HOME PAGE:

http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/gilmer-buckeyes-(gilmer,tx)/football/home.htm

September 21- @ Daingerfield

Mascot: Tigers

Colors: Blue/White

District: 8-2A, Division I

Enrollment: 356

2011 Record: 10-4, Division I Quarterfinalist

Last meeting: 2011, Gilmer won 56-31

Head Coach: Aric Sardinea (2nd season)

Returning Starters: 7 Offense/4 Defense

Did you know? Daingerfield has won six state football championships.

Bounty Hunter

of the Week:

Charles Williams

Special Teams

‘Cool Daddy’

Player of the Week:

Daniel Smith

Scout Team

Players of the Week:

William Harrison, Offense

LaDarius Fluellen, Defense

Jordan Williams, Special Teams

TheOldCoach.com -TheOldCoach Week 3 State Rankings

Gilmer @ Daingerfield Game Info & Notes

By JOE DODD

Mascot: Tigers

Colors: Blue & White

District: 8-2AD1

Enrollment: 356

2011 Record: 10-4, Class 2A Div. I Regional Finalist

2012 Record: 2-1

Week 0: lost to Gladewater 14-31

Week 1: defeated Atlanta 17-13

Week 2: defeated Clarksville 21-6

Total Points For: 52

Average Points For Per Game: 17.33

Total Points Against: 50

Average Points Against Per Game: 16.66

Head Coach: Aric Sardinea (2nd season, 12-5, 12-5 overall)

Returning Starters: 7 Offense/4 Defense

Players to Watch:

Edwin Mims, Sr. QB 5'10”, 175 lbs., 4.4 (24 of 57, 292 yards, 2 TD’s, 4 INT’s; 42 carries, 231 yards, 2 TD’s; 6 catches, 80 yards)

Keris Alexander, QB (14 of 30, 249 yards, 2 INT’s)

Shawn Hooks, Sr. WR 5'6”, 150 lbs. (15 catches, 243 yards, 1 TD)

Ruben Mims, Sr. S 5'10”, 165 lbs. (30 tackles, 1 FF, 1 TFL)

Corey Smith, Jr. S 5'10”, 165 lbs. (21 tackles)





Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information

DAINGERFIELD

YEAR W-L-T COACH

2000 12-1-0 Randy McFarlin

2001 6-5-0 Randy McFarlin

2002 12-3-0 Randy McFarlin

2003 9-2-0 Randy McFarlin

2004 7-5-0 Randall Hugg

2005 8-3-0 Randall Hugg

2006 4-6-0 Randall Hugg

2007 9-3-0 Randall Hugg

2008 15-1-0 Barry Bowman (Won Class 2-A DII State Championship) 2009 15-1-0 Barry Bowman (Won Class 2-A DII State Championship) 2010 14-1-0 Barry Bowman ((Won Class 2-A DI State Championship) 2011 10-4-0 Aric Sardinea 2012 2-1-0 Aric Sardinea

BY DECADES W-L-T

1930-39 11-52-6

1940-49 32-57-5

1950-59 63-39-3

1960-69 80-34-4

1970-79 63-38-1

1980-89 114-15-4

1990-99 70-40-2

2000-09 97-30-0 2010-12 26-6-0

ALL-TIME: 556-311-25

Undefeated Seasons: 12 (1960, 1962, 1967, 1971, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1998, 2000)

Winless Seasons: 2 (1937, 1957)

Last District Championship: 2011

Last Playoff Appearance: 2011

State Championship Appearances: 1968 (W/Lufkin Dunbar 7-6); 1983 (W/Sweeny 42-0); 1984 (L/Medina Valley 21-13); 1985 (W/Cuero 47-22); 1998 (L/Newton 21-0); 2008 (W/Cisco 26-8); 2009 (W/Bushland 62-14); 2010 (W/Cameron Yoe 33-27)

State Championships: 6

Playoff Record: 74-29-2

10-Win Seasons: 22

SERIES HISTORY

Last meeting: 2010, Gilmer won 56-31

Series Record: Daingerfield leads 30-26

DAINGERFIELD vs. Gilmer (30-26-0)

0 - 1930 - 35

0 - 1938 - 26

20 - 1956 - 40

6 - 1957 - 23

12 - 1958 - 24

30 - 1959 - 0

30 - 1960 - 24

8 - 1960 - 30

6 - 1961 - 15

8 - 1962 - 0

12 - 1963 - 14

19 - 1964 - 24

0 - 1965 - 21

13 - 1966 - 7

46 - 1967 - 0

57 - 1968 - 22

39 - 1969 - 0

18 - 1970 - 6

42 - 1971 - 28

6 - 1972 - 13

0 - 1973 - 24

14 - 1974 - 6

6 - 1975 - 13

25 - 1976 - 12

41 - 1977 - 0

27 - 1978 - 26

27 - 1979 - 6

36 - 1982 - 8

14 - 1983 - 0

21 - 1984 - 12

13 - 1985 - 0

41 - 1986 - 6

40 - 1987 - 6

24 - 1988 - 13

18 - 1989 - 15

34 - 1990 - 24

6 - 1991 - 16

26 - 1992 - 7

21 - 1993 - 22

49 - 1994 - 31

14 - 1995 - 26

38 - 1996 – 7 24 - 1997 - 14

35 - 2000 - 14

19 - 2001 - 20

36 - 2002 - 23

0 - 2003 - 43

20 - 2004 - 36

26 - 2005 - 17

32 - 2005 - 42

42 - 2006 – 62 12 – 2007 –35 18 – 2008 – 49 20 – 2009 – 43 18 – 2010 – 39 31 – 2010 – 56



STREAKS

Gilmer has a 7 game winning streak over Daingerfield (last loss: 26-17 @ Daingerfield, 2005)

Gilmer has a 138 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)



NOTES

Gilmer is 10-3 against Daingerfield under Jeff Traylor

Jeff Traylor is 136-23 at Gilmer (86%)

Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor’s 86% winning percentage is the 3rd best among all active coaches in Texas

Gilmer has won more games (136) than any other 3A team in the state since 2000

Gilmer has either won the state championship or lost in the playoffs to the eventual state champion in 6 of the past 9 years

Gilmer is 109-14 under Jeff Traylor in regular season games (89%)

Gilmer is 87-6 (94%) in regular season games since 2003

Gilmer is averaging 411.3 total yards per game

Gilmer's 191 offensive plays consist of 101 passing attempts (53%) and 90 rushing attempts (47%)

Gilmer averages 242.3 yards per game passing (59%) and 169 yards per game rushing (41%)

Gilmer is ranked 17th in this week’s Associated Press Class 3A poll

Daingerfield is ranked 8th in this week’s Associated Press Class 2A poll

Gilmer is ranked 14th in this week’s Class 3A Pigskinprep.com power rankings

Daingerfield is ranked 7th in this week’s Class 2A Pigskinprep.com power rankings

Gilmer’s schedule is the 5th toughest in Class 3A according to PigskinPrep.com

Daingerfield’s schedule is the 3rd toughest in Class 2A according to PigskinPrep.com

Gilmer is a 9 point favorite over Daingerfield according to PigskinPrep.com



Did you know? With three victories, Daingerfield is one of only four teams to defeat the Buckeyes more than once under Jeff Traylor. (Argyle, Carthage and Tatum have 2 wins each)

Did you know? During Daingerfield’s run of three consecutive Class 2A state championships from 2008-2010, the Tigers record was 44-3. All 3 losses were to Gilmer.

MAP AND DIRECTIONS TO MICKEY MAYNE TIGER STADIUM:

http://www.gilmermirror.com/view/full_story/20180165/article-Map-and-Directions-to-Mickey-Mayne-Tiger-Stadium-in-Daingerfield
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