Buckeyes travel to Gladewater for first District 16-3A game
by W.R. GREENE
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IT’S USUALLY been October before the Gilmer Buckeyes started playing for keeps with district games in recent years, but in the 7-team District of Doom 2.0 (officially known as District 16-3A), it begins this week.

Gilmer (3-1) begins with a short trip to Gladewater Friday night to take on the Bears (3-1). Then the Buckeyes host the Chapel Hill Bulldogs on Oct. 5. They close out the first half of district competition against the Henderson Lions at Lobo Stadium in Longview on Saturday night, Oct 13.

Although ideally you’d like to go 3-0 in that stretch, Gilmer’s goal is to go at least 2-1 in order to “stay alive” in the district race until the Buckeyes’ open week rolls around, a week which is conveniently timed to coincide with the East Texas Yamboree this year.

Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor said the Buckeyes are still a “work in progress.”

The other night against Daingerfield, it was obvious that their depth began to wear down the Tigers as the Buckeyes took control in the third quarter.

“Yeah, we play a bunch of kids. We play about 40 kids on our roster every game, meaningful minutes. So it’s kinda been our forté for years here. So you play a bunch of kids, make sure they all play hard and eventually you hope you can wear somebody down,” said Traylor.

Some of the leading players on defense against Daingerfield were Ardarius Johnson (five tackles, four assists, one pressure); John McPherson (seven tackles, one assist, one pressure); Demarco Boyd (two tackles, four pressures, one sack); Xavier Fluellen (five tackles, two assists, one pressure, one sack); CJ Williams (six tackles, four assists); Garrett Parish (four tackles, one assist, one sack); and Daniel Smith (four tackles, three assists, one pressure).

“Kris Boyd had a great game at running back,” Coach Traylor said. Boyd rushed for 129 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns and had two receptions for 15 yards.

Trey Washington had seven receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown.

Chase Tate had five receptions for 29 yard and four carries for 59 yards. Plus, he returned a punt 46 yards for a touchdown.

Jamel Jackson had three carries for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Coach Traylor added that Josh Walker, Brady English and Dillon Sampson all really blocked well.

Junior quarterback Tanner Barr continued to mature as he was 19-of-32 passing for 192 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 49 yards on six carries.

Turning to the Bears, Coach Traylor said, “It starts with their line play. They’ve got a good offensive line. That’s what’s kinda been overshadowed in all this.”

He mentioned Travis Dennis at left tackle as a “very good player.” Michael Finnigan at right tackle is also a force.

Tyler Price the tailback is very good and quarterback Derrick Daniels is “fantastic” as is wide receiver Nick Johnson.

“Defensively, they’ve got a Division I tackle in Daylon Mack, and they’ve got probably another Division I tackle, Ladarrian Anthony. Those two guys are unbelievable. Their free safety is really good, Daedrian Gordon. And their linebackers are really good, Hunter Holder and Hagen Cooper.

“So they’ve got a good football team,” he concluded.

Gladewater and Gilmer have two common opponents in Atlanta and Daingerfield. Atlanta handed the visiting Bears their first loss, 31-20, last Friday night while Gilmer defeated the Rabbits, 31-17, in Tyler on Aug. 30. Coach Traylor said the Bears lost the turnover battle. And while they largely contained Corion Webster, Atlanta riddled their secondary with four touchdown passes.

Both Gladewater (31-14) and Gilmer (43-14) defeated Daingerfield.

Gladewater head coach Jerrod Baugh talked about the Bears’ season to date on Bryan Houston’s Sports Radio Live on 99.3 FM last week.

“We’re still in the process of trying to get back to those days of where it’s a yearly expectation to be able to have a chance for a district championship and then, for sure, to move on to the playoffs,” he began.

He said there are no “overnight cures” to making that a reality.

“It’s a process that starts from middle school to high school.”

Coach Baugh then went over some of the key players on the 2012 Bears.

“Our quarterback, Derrick Daniels, is a 3-year starter this year, and it allows you to be able to do things offensively that you can’t do with an inexperienced quarterback, and I put a lot of weight on his shoulders as far as that’s concerned.”

He also cited as strengths 3-year starters the aforementioned Michael Finnigan in the offensive line and D.L. Anthony in the defensive line as well as Daedrian Gordon in the secondary at free safety.

The third-year mentor added that this year’s team has “chemistry as a group” and a “family atmosphere” that he had not seen to the same extent in his previous two Gladewater teams.

As play is set to begin in the new version of the District of Doom, Coach Baugh outlined the attitude he and his team have toward District 16-3A.

“I don’t know what they call it, but I know it’s gonna be tough to make the playoffs and the thing that I tell the coaches and the kids here is that whoever is lucky enough to make it out of the district to the playoffs is definitely going to be prepared to make long runs in the playoffs.”

He said even if you were in a weaker district, “you’re still going to have to play (the caliber of teams in District 16-3A) at some time.”

“So, to me, what it is for us is we just start the playoffs in the middle of the season rather than when our 10 games are up.”

Gilmer Buckeyes Season to Date:

Atlanta, won 31-17

Plano Prestonwood, lost 42-12

Jacksonville, won 34-33

Daingerfield, won 43-14

Gladewater Bears Season to Date:

Daingerfield, won 31-14

Pittsburg, won 35-34

Athens, won 25-14

Atlanta, lost 31-20

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?

Adan Olivares is sophomore kicker for Louisiana College, a job he won early in his freshman season. He kicked two field goals last Saturday.

Tristen Holt is a cornerback for Kilgore College, classified as a freshman. His team defeated Navarro College at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium in Kilgore Saturday, 45-35.

Stump Godfrey is starting quarterback for Navarro College. He is classified as 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

Bounty Hunter

of the Week:

Ardarius Johnson

Special Teams

‘Cool Daddy’

Player of the Week:

Chase Tate

Scout Team

Players of the Week:

Taylor Lofton, Offense

Tex Yazell, Defense

Dakota McCoy, Special Teama

September 28- @ Gladewater

Mascot: Bears

Colors: Orange/Black

District: 16-3A

Enrollment: 586

2011 Record: 5-5

Last meeting: 2011, Gilmer won 55-19

Head Coach: Jerrrod Baugh (3rd season)

Returning Starters: 4 Offense/6 Defense

Did you know? Gladewater senior receiver Nick Johnson was shot in the face by a classmate in January. The bullet entered near his left eye and exited through his right cheek, clouding his vision. Johnson vowed to recover in time for football season and has done so.

Gilmer @ Gladewater Game Info & Notes

By JOE DODD


September 28-@ Gladewater

STADIUM: Jack V. Murphy Stadium Stadium Age: Built IN 1983

STADIUM CAPACITY: 5,000

STADIUM SURFACE: Safe Play

STADIUM ADDRESS:

2201 W. Gay Ave.

Gladewater, TX 75647

Mascot: Bears

Colors: Orange & Black

District: 16-3A

Enrollment: 586

2011 Record: 5-5, 1-4 in District

2011 Record: 3-1

Week 0: defeated Daingerfield 31-14

Week 1: defeated Pittsburg 35-34

Week 2: defeated Athens 25-14

Week 3: lost @ Atlanta 20-31

Total Points For: 111

Average Points For Per Game: 27.8

Total Points Against: 93

Average Points Against Per Game: 23.3

Head Coach: Jerrod Baugh (3rd season, 11-13, 11-13 overall)

Returning Starters: 4 Offense/6 Defense





Players to watch:

DT Ladarrian Anthony, 5’ 10”, 310 lbs. SR.

DT Daylon Mack, 6’ 1”, 290 lbs. SOPH.

QB Derrick Daniels, 6’ 1”, 185 lbs. SR. (70 carries for 613 yards, 7 TD’s)

RB Tyler Price, 5’ 8”, 162 lbs. SR. (94 carries for 481 yards, 4 TD’s)

DB Daedrian Gordon, 5’ 10”, 170 lbs. SR.

WR Nick Johnson, 6’ 3”, 175 SR.

DB Laderrian Christian, 5’ 7”, 147 SR.



Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information

GLADEWATER

YEAR W-L-T COACH

2000 9-4-0 David Husmann

2001 12-2-0 David Husmann

2002 7-4-0 David Husmann

2003 2-8-0 David Husmann

2004 4-7-0 David Husmann

2005 6-5-0 David Husmann

2006 4-7-0 Scott Callaway

2007 3-7-0 Scott Callaway

2008 6-4-0 Scott Callaway

2009 3-8-0 Scott Callaway 2010 3-7-0 Jerrod Baugh 2011 5-5-0 Jerrod Baugh 2012 3-1-0 Jerrod Baugh

BY DECADES W- L- T

1925-29 0-10-0 1930-39 48-38-6

1940-49 42-51-6

1950-59 52-45-3

1960-69 60-38-2

1970-79 60-42-1

1980-89 92-30-2

1990-99 58-46-3

2000-09 56-56-0 2010-12 11-13-0

TOTAL: 479-369-23

Undefeated Seasons: 5 (1935, 1975, 1984, 1987, 1990)

Winless Seasons: 3 (1930, 1953, 1970)

Last District Championship: 1990 (Tri-champion in 2002)

Last Playoff Appearance: 2009

Playoff Record: 29-20-2



SERIES HISTORY

Last meeting: 2011, Gilmer won 55-19

Series Record: Gilmer leads 29-25-2

All-Time Scores

77 - 1929 - 0

44 - 1932 - 0

13 - 1933 - 12

0 - 1934 - 7

0 - 1935 - 20

7 - 1936 - 29

0 - 1937 - 33

21 - 1960 - 6

28 - 1961 - 0

14 - 1962 - 20

23 - 1963 - 6

12 - 1964 - 14

7 - 1965 - 3

0 - 1966 - 33

6 - 1967 - 23

8 - 1968 - 41

46 - 1970 - 14

20 - 1971 - 20

7 - 1972 - 33

25 - 1973 - 28

8 - 1974 - 21

0 - 1975 - 28

0 - 1976 - 26

0 - 1977 - 34

21 - 1980 - 21

10 - 1981 - 8

12 - 1982 - 34

6 - 1983 - 27

12 - 1984 - 42

37 - 1985 - 28

0 - 1986 - 34

21 - 1987 - 27

6 - 1988 - 16

12 - 1989 - 40

7 - 1990 - 28

17 - 1991 - 14

17 - 1992 - 14

21 - 1993 - 14

30 - 1994 - 14

26 - 1995 - 7

7 - 1996 - 16

28 - 1997 - 0 13 - 1998 - 12

41 - 1999 - 14

42 - 2000 - 21

14 - 2001 - 20

39 - 2002 - 21

59 - 2003 - 6

42 - 2004 - 0

48 - 2005 - 13

49 - 2006 - 21

53 - 2007 - 17

43 - 2008 – 8 67 - 2009 – 12 36 - 2010 – 35 55 - 2011 - 19



STREAKS

Gilmer has a 11 game winning streak in district openers (last loss: 41-21 to Spring Hill in 2000)

Gilmer has a 10 game winning streak over Gladewater (last loss: 20-14 in 2001)

Gilmer has a 9 game district winning streak (last loss: 38-21 @ Carthage, 2010)

Gilmer has a 139 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)



NOTES

Jeff Traylor teams are 11-1 against Gladewater, including 10 wins in a row

Jeff Traylor teams have outscored Gladewater 547-207 or an average of 46-17

Jeff Traylor is 137-23 at Gilmer (86%)

Gilmer is 54-4 under Jeff Traylor in district games (93%)

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

Gilmer has won more games (137) 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 110-14 under Jeff Traylor in regular season games (89%)

Gilmer is 88-6 (94%) in regular season games since 2003

Gilmer is averaging 432.3 total yards per game

Gilmer's 253 offensive plays consist of 133 passing attempts (53%) and 120 rushing attempts (47%)

Gilmer averages 230.3 yards per game passing (53%) and 202 yards per game rushing (47%)

Gilmer is ranked 15th in this week’s Associated Press Class 3A poll

Gilmer is ranked 10th in this week’s Class 3A Pigskinprep.com power rankings

Gilmer’s schedule is the 4th toughest in Class 3A according to PigskinPrep.com

Gladewater’s schedule is the 6th toughest in Class 3A according to PigskinPrep.com

Gilmer is a 22 point favorite over Gladewater according to PigskinPrep.com

Did you know?

First game played in 1929; Gilmer won 77-0 or 66-0 according to conflicting sources

Teams have met every year since 1980

From 1929-1971 Gladewater led series 9-8-1

From 1972-1990 Gladewater dominated series 14-2-1

From 1991-2011 Gilmer has dominated series 19-2

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