Buckeyes begin 2013 playoffs against Mineola in Tyler Thursday night
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TANNER BARR fakes a handoff to Kris Boyd before looking downfield for receivers against Kilgore. Also pictured is Buckeye Jaidon Parrish (15).
Mirror Photo / Mary Laschinger Kirby
TANNER BARR fakes a handoff to Kris Boyd before looking downfield for receivers against Kilgore. Also pictured is Buckeye Jaidon Parrish (15).
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THE TWO teams of Gilmer Buckeyes which have won state championships in 2004 and 2009 will remain the only ones who accomplished it in undefeated fashion, but that doesn’t mean they won’t soon be joined by a third team with championship rings.

The 2013 Buckeyes (9-1, 5-1) embark tomorrow night on what they hope will be a new 6-game winning streak ending with a victory in Arlington on Dec. 20.

The first part of the journey is a Class 3A Division II contest against the Mineola Yellow Jackets (5-5, 2-3), second seed of District 15-3A. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler. Gilmer is the home team.

The Buckeyes will be a prohibitive favorite, but anything can happen in the playoffs. No opponent can really be taken lightly when you get to the “third season.”

Looking ahead to the next two games after bi-district should the heavy favorite win, the Buckeyes will first face the winner of the Pittburg-Wills Point game being played in Bullard Friday night in the Area round.

Then, most observers believe the Buckeyes will match up against the new No. 1 team in Class 3A in many polls, the undefeated Argyle Eagles, in the Region II semifinals. This would be the fourth year in a row that has happened. All but one of those meetings were in the third round.

Head Coach Jeff Traylor of the Buckeyes called last Friday night’s 34-29 road loss to the Kilgore Bulldogs before a crowd estimated at 9,000 “easily one of the top five most painful losses I’ve ever had.”

Of course, this is coming from a man whose Gilmer teams have only lost 25 games in 14 years, 10 of those in the first three seasons of his tenure. It is a rare occurrence and that’s why you saw a much larger school located in a city nearly three times as big as Gilmer celebrating as if they’d just won the Super Bowl.

He praised his coaches for coming up with a great plan for the game. “We executed almost perfectly. We just didn’t take care of the football.”

Coach Traylor mentioned some of the defensive standouts who played well.

“Ardarius Johnson had seven tackles.

“John McPherson had seven tackles, one assist.

“Josh Walker, eight tackles, one assist, three pressures, one sack.

On offense:

“Obviously, Tanner Barr (27-of-35 for 245 yards) played incredibly well.

“Chase Tate played his tail off.

“DeVondrick Dixon had a good game as well.

“Dylan Adkinson played his tail off as well.

He characterized it as “one of those unique games.”

“We just didn’t make the plays. I can’t understand why exactly.

“We just didn’t play very well in the first half.

“It was a great high school football game with two great teams. We just didn’t make the plays and they did.”

He said if the Buckeyes had made any one of the several key plays he had in mind, they would have won the game.

He also lauded the mentality surrounding the Kilgore football program.

“We’ve been good for about 14 years now. Those people have been good forever. It’s just a mindset over there.”

He predicted, as he did last year when the tables were turned and Gilmer had just edged out Kilgore here for the district championship, that Kilgore would go at least as far as a Division I semifinal matchup with Stephenville.

Of course, many in East Texas are hoping that Kilgore and Carthage make it to the finals, setting up a “high noon” “battle of the Bulldogs” at AT&T Stadium which would occur right before we hope Gilmer’s game kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20.

Turning to Mineola, Coach Traylor commented, “They’re a young team. They have a freshman quarterback. He’s impressive, named Jeremiah Crawford (8), plays hard.

Tailback Rhett Self (7) is a good football player who also plays hard, he said.

“Of course you’ve got (Gilmer offensive lineman who just graduated) Jackson McQueen’s cousins out there, ol’ Austin (50) and Riley Anderson (51). They’re twins. They come to our camp all the time. They’re good players.

“Defensively, they play a 4-2, man free. They’re just a scrappy little team that plays really hard,” concluded Coach Traylor.

Head Coach Joe Drennon is in his sixth season at Mineola. The high school’s enrollment as of UIL Snapshot Day last month was 447, so it may go back down a classification at next February’s realignment.

STATISTICS

The Buckeyes are averaging 275.1 yards per game passing and 303.3 yards rushing for a total offense per game of 578.4 yards.

Tanner Barr has completed 168 of 228 passes for 2594 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Kris Boyd has rushed for 1091 yards on 94 carries with 17 touchdowns.

Darrian Lewis has rushed for 416 yards on 45 carries with seven touchdowns.

Tanner Barr has rushed for 390 yards on 81 carries and a touchdown.

Jamel Jackson has rushed for 335 yards on 46 carries with seven touchdowns.

Desmond Pollard has 37 receptions for 785 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Jaidon Parrish has 31 receptions for 434 yards and two touchdowns.

Chase Tate has 27 receptions for 454 yards and five touchdowns.

Nick Smith has 22 receptions for 281 yards and four touchdowns.

Gilmer Buckeyes Season to Date:

Atlanta, won 57-7

Plano Prestonwood, won 66-32

Jacksonville, won 60-20

Daingerfield, won 54-27

Gladewater, won 52-14

Chapel Hill, won 56-28

Henderson, won 64-7

Spring Hill, won 71-13

Bullard, won 62-0

Kilgore, lost 34-29

Mineola Yellowjackets Season to Date:

Palestine Westwood, won 42-7

Grace Community, lost 56-7

Winnsboro, won 31-0

Quitman, won 28-20

White Oak, lost 57-7

Van, lost 50-14

Brownsboro, won 35-28

Canton, lost 49-35

Athens, lost 56-14

Mabank, won 42-28

DID YOU KNOW:

This will be the 49th meeting between Gilmer and Mineola. Gilmer won the first game 18-0 in 1914, and has a 32-14-2 record in the series. The Buckeyes have won 13 straight games against the Yellow Jackets with Mineola’s last win coming in 1962. The two teams last played in 2007 with Gilmer a 52-0 victor.

Gilmer has scored 571 points through 10 games (57.1 points per game). The 2006 team had scored 548 through 10 games, the 2007 team had scored 542 and the 2009 team had scored 512.

Liberty-Eylau and Kaufman will play their Class 3A Division I bi-district game at Buckeye Stadium Friday night. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

BUCKEYE TICKET LINE:

903-841-7777

Advance tickets ($5 adults; $3 students) for this game are on sale at Gilmer ISD Administration Building through noon Thursday. All tickets at the gate are $7.

LUNCH WITH THE COACH:

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

GET YOUR OFFICIAL 2013

BUCKEYE T-SHIRTS AND HATS AT THE BUCKEYE STADIUM BOOTH

Located in Buckeye Stadium

Sponsored by Gilmer ISD and Gilmer FFA

Price range $10 to $20 (Cash only)

LIVE WEBCAST:

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.

BUCKEYES BLOG:

http://gilmerbuckeyes.blogspot.com

MAXPREPS HOME PAGE:

http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/gilmer-buckeyes-(gilmer,tx)/football/home.htm Gilmer v. Mineola Game Info & Notes

By JOE DODD

November 14- Mineola

STADIUM: Earl Campbell Field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium

STADIUM CAPACITY: 11,500

STADIUM SURFACE: Artificial Turf

STADIUM ADDRESS:

700 Fair Park Dr

Tyler, TX 75701



Mascot: Yellow Jackets Colors: Orange & White District: 15-3A Enrollment: 453



Mineola Yellow Jackets 2013 Season Results

Date Opponent Result

08/30/13 Palestine Westwood won: 48-7

09/06/13 @ Tyler Grace Academy lost: 13-35

09/13/13 @ Winnsboro won: 31-0

09/20/13 Quitman won: 28-20

09/27/13 @ White Oak lost: 7-57

10/11/13 Van* lost: 14-50

10/18/13 Brownsboro* won: 35-28

10/25/13 @ Canton* lost: 35-49

11/01/13 Athens* lost: 20-55

11/08/13 @ Mabank* won: 42-28



Overall Record: 5-5

*District Record: 2-3



Total Points For: 273

Average Points For Per Game: 27.3



Total Points Against: 329

Average Points Against Per Game: 32.9



Head Football Coach: Joe Drennon

6th season at Mineola

Record at Mineola: 34-29

Overall Record: 80-66

Offensive Formation : I-Formation

Defensive Formation : 4-2-5



Players to Watch:

#7-Rhett Self, Sr. RB/DB 5’7”, 160 lbs. (14 carries for 895 yards, 9 TD's)



Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information

YEAR W-L COACH

2000 0-10 Todd Doughty

2001 4-7 Todd Doughty

2002 4-6 Todd Doughty

2003 3-7 Sean Lorance

2004 4-6 Sean Lorance

2005 2-8 Sean Lorance

2006 3-7 Steve Wells

2007 6-5 Steve Wells

2008 4-6 Joe Drennon

2009 4-6 Joe Drennon

2010 9-3 Joe Drennon

2011 8-3 Joe Drennon

2012 4-6 Joe Drennon 2013 5-5 Joe Drennon





BY DECADES W- L- T

1910-19 23-15-3

1920-29 33-41-11

1930-39 80-20-9

1940-49 52-38-10

1950-59 38-58-4

1960-69 68-37-2

1970-79 29-69-1

1980-89 42-58-4

1990-99 23-73-4

2000-09 34-68-0

2010-13 26-17-0

TOTAL: 448-494-48



Undefeated Seasons: 5 (1930, 1934, 1935, 1965, 1966)

Winless Seasons: 6 (1970, 1971, 1975, 1983, 1998, 2000)

Last District Championship: 2010 (1966)

Last Playoff Appearance: 2011

Playoff Record: 12-15-2



Gilmer v. Mineola All-Time Series

Gilmer leads the series 32-14-2

18 - 1914 - 0

0 - 1915 - 12

1 - 1917 - 0

6 - 1919 - 0

12 - 1919 - 13

6 - 1920 - 0

20 - 1920 - 14

19 - 1924 - 0

6 - 1925 - 7

19 - 1929 - 0

33 - 1930 - 0

24 - 1931 - 6 21 - 1932 - 7

6 - 1933 - 0

0 - 1934 - 39

0 - 1935 - 0

0 - 1936 - 35

0 - 1937 - 28

0 - 1938 - 40

28 - 1945 - 13

6 - 1946 - 6

7 - 1947 - 0

0 - 1948 - 7

0 - 1949 - 26

26 - 1950 - 32

32 - 1952 - 21

20 - 1953 - 0

6 - 1954 - 33

26 - 1956 - 7

32 - 1957 - 0

12 - 1958 - 26

0 - 1959 - 25

29 - 1960 - 12

36 - 1961 - 14

0 - 1962 - 7

30 - 1963 - 7

50 - 1964 - 0

47 - 1980 - 7

54 - 1981 - 12

42 - 1985 - 6

17 - 1988 - 6

52 - 1989 - 7 53 - 2002 - 6 56 - 2003 - 6 42 - 2004 - 8 51 - 2005 - 0 62 - 2006 - 12 52 - 2007 - 0



STREAKS

Gilmer has a 13 game winning streak against Mineola (last loss: 7-0 in 1962)



Gilmer has a 10 game winning streak at TMF Rose Stadium (last loss: 61-58 to Canton on 11-18-2005)

Gilmer has a 6 game winning streak in first round playoff games (last loss: 39-36 to Liberty-Eylau in 2006)

Gilmer has a 162 consecutive games scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)



NOTES

This is Gilmer’s 100th season to play football

Gilmer has never had a winless season

This is Gilmer’s 13th consecutive year in the playoffs

Jeff Traylor teams are 6-0 against Mineola

Jeff Traylor is 157-25 at Gilmer (86%)

Jeff Traylor is 32-10 in playoff games at Gilmer (76%)

Gilmer is 9-3 in first round playoff games under Jeff Traylor (75%)

Gilmer is 14-2 under Jeff Traylor in games played at TMF Rose Stadium (88%)

Gilmer is 6-2 under Jeff Traylor in playoff games played at TMF Rose Stadium (75%)

Gilmer’s Jeff Traylor’s 86% winning percentage is the 5th best among all active coaches in Texas

Gilmer has won more games (157) 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 7 of the past 10 years (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012)

Gilmer is 135-15 (90%) overall since 2003

Gilmer is ranked 4th in this week’s Associated Press Class 3A poll & Pigskinprep.com power rankings

Mineola is ranked 139th in this week’s Pigskinprep.com power rankings

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

Mineola’s schedule is the 159th toughest in Class 3A according to PigskinPrep.com

Gilmer is a 54 point favorite over Mineola according to PigskinPrep.com

Gilmer's 571 points scored and 57.1 points per game average is 2nd best in Class 3A

Mineola's 273 points scored and 27.3 points per game average is 92nd best in Class 3A

Gilmer's 39 point average margin of victory is 3rd best in Class 3A

Gilmer’s offense is averaging 578.4 total yards per game

Gilmer's 584 offensive plays consist of 244 passing attempts (42%) and 340 rushing attempts (58%)

Gilmer averages 275.1 yards per game passing (48%) and 303.3 yards per game rushing (52%)

Gilmer has rushing touchdowns by 10 different players

Gilmer has receiving touchdowns by 11 different players

Gilmer’s defense has allowed more than 200 rushing yards only twice this season

Gilmer’s defense has allowed more than 150 passing yards only three times this season

Gilmer's defense has forced 28 takeaways in 10 games

Gilmer senior QB Tanner Barr is the 5th player in school history to surpass the 6,000 total yards mark for a career

11,720 2006-2009 Darian Godfrey 6,856 2011-2013 Tanner Barr

Gilmer senior QB Tanner Barr is the 2nd player in school history to surpass the 5,000 passing yards mark for a career

9,392 2006-2009 Darian Godfrey 5,540 2012-2013 Tanner Barr

Gilmer senior QB Tanner Barr is the 2nd player in school history to pass for at least 50 touchdowns in a career

116 2006-2009 Darian Godfrey 55 2012-2013 Tanner Barr

Gilmer senior QB Tanner Barr needs 406 passing yards to reach 3,000 for the season

Gilmer junior RB Kris Boyd is the 5th player in school history to rush for at least 30 touchdowns in a career

Gilmer junior RB Kris Boyd needs 5 rushing touchdown to pass Luke Turner for 3rd place on the Buckeyes career list

55 2006-2009 Darian Godfrey 45 2004-2007 Justin Johnson 40 2008-2011 Luke Turner 36 2012-2013 Kris Boyd

Gilmer junior RB Kris Boyd needs 332 rushing yards to pass Pete Hermann for 5th place on the Buckeyes career list

4,060 2004-2007 Justin Johnson 3,300 1982-1984 Tommy Palmer 1989-1991 Red Jones 2,726 2002-2003 Andrew Hines 2,720 1959-1960 Pete Hermann 2,389 2011-2013 Kris Boyd

Gilmer junior RB Kris Boyd’s 39 career offensive touchdowns are 4th on the Buckeyes career list

55 2006-2009 Darian Godfrey 54 2004-2007 Justin Johnson 48 2008-2011 Luke Turner 39 2012-2013 Kris Boyd

Gilmer junior WR Chase Tate needs 10 receptions to pass Darian Pollard for 3rd place on the Buckeyes career list

119 2005-2006 Curtis Brown 112 2005-2007 Lamar Harris 111 2010-2011 Darian Pollard 102 2011-2013 Chase Tate

Gilmer junior WR Chase Tate needs 47 receiving yards to pass Willie Darden for 5th place on the Buckeyes career list

2,183 2004-2006 Curtis Brown 1,719 2005-2007 Lamar Harris 1,602 2010-2011 Darian Pollard 1,440 2002-2003 Manuel Johnson 1,239 2005-2006 Willie Darden 1,193 2011-2013 Chase Tate

Did you know?

From 2002-2007 Gilmer and Mineola competed in the same district. Gilmer won all 6 games by a combined score of 316-32
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