Gilmer Buckeyes v. Liberty-Eylau Leopards Game Info & Notes
by JOE DODD
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September 1-Liberty-Eylau

STADIUM: Harris Field

STADIUM CAPACITY: 4,411

STADIUM SURFACE: Artificial Turf

STADIUM ADDRESS:

2901 Leopard Dr.

Texarkana, TX 75501

 

Mascot: Leopards

Colors: Crimson/Black/White

District: 7-4A I

Enrollment: 753

Head Coach: Steve Wells (4th season at school, 25-14, 82-76 overall)      

2015 Record: 5-6; 4-1, Bi-district Finalist

                                                                                                                       Offensive Formation: Spread                                                                                                                                                                                                               Defensive Formation: 4-2-5

Returning Starters: 6 Offense/6 Defense        

 

Players to Watch:

#1- QB Decorian Phillips, Sr., 6-1, 180 (150 of 252, 1,913 yards, 16 TDs, 6 INTs; 81 carries, 570 yards, 8 TDs)

#10- ATH Isaiah Cross, Jr., 6-1, 165 (50 catches, 606 yards, 3 TDs; 16 carries, 118 yards, 1 TD)

#2- ATH DeAndre Hoof, Sr., 5-10, 185 (57 carries, 451 yards, 6 TDs; 6 catches, 87 yards)

#76-OL Kylar Cooks, Sr., 6-5, 252 (committed to Texas State)

Series History

                                                                                                    Last meeting: 2016, Gilmer won 61-55

Series Record: Series tied 11-11

GILMER vs. Liberty-Eylau (11-11-0)

14 - 1968 - 21

15 - 1969 - 28

27 - 1970 - 0

13 - 1971 - 16

20 - 1972 - 21

16 - 1973 - 14

07 - 1974 - 28

07 - 1975 - 23

00 - 1976 - 48

00 - 1977 - 26

00 - 1978 - 35

09 - 1979 – 13                                                                                                            36 – 2006 – 39                                                                                                            41 – 2007 – 26                                                                                                            28 - 2008 – 14                                                                                      35 – 2009 – 17                                                                                      28 – 2010 – 12                                                                                      43 – 2010 – 33                                                                                21 – 2011 – 7                                                                                   55 – 2014 – 16                                                                                    50 – 2015 – 45                                                                                    61 – 2016 – 55

Historical Stats, Records, and Program Information

LIBERTY-EYLAU

YEAR W-L-T PTS-OPP COACH

2000 7-3-0 286-200 Joey Drennon

2001 7-3-0 214-106 Joey Drennon

2002 1-8-0 81-274 Joey Drennon

2003 5-7-0 221-221 Joey Drennon

2004 8-4-0 296-124 Pat Brady

2005 10-3-0 382-228 Pat Brady

2006 12-3-0 Pat Brady 

2007 5-6-0 Pat Brady 

2008 4-6-0 Pat Brady                                                                        2009 6-5-0 Pat Brady                                                                        2010 8-3-0 Pat Brady                                                                        2011 6-5-0 Brian Brown                                                                2012 4-6-0 Brian Brown                                                                 2013 6-5-0 Brian Brown                                                                 2014 8-6-0 Steve Wells                                                                         2015 12-2-0 Steve Wells                                                               2016 5-6-0 Steve Wells

BY DECADES W- L- T 

1956-59 22-18-0 

1960-69 50-42-7 

1970-79 59-41-1 

1980-89 45-51-3 

1990-99 60-48-2 

2000-09 75-51-0                                                                             2010-16 49-33-0

TOTAL: 460-284-13

 

Undefeated Seasons: 2 (1959, 1967)

Winless Seasons: 0

Last District Championship: 2015

Last Playoff Appearance: 2016

Playoff Record: 26-18-0

 

STREAKS

Gilmer has a 6 game regular season winning streak (last loss: 55-37 @ Carthage, 2016)

Gilmer has a 15 game season opener winning streak (last loss: 20-14 @ Gladewater, 2001)

Gilmer has an 9 game winning streak over Liberty-Eylau (last loss: 39-36 in first round of 2006 playoffs)

Gilmer has a 210 game consecutive scoring streak (last shutout: 10-0 @ Longview to Pleasant Grove, 2001)

 

 

 

GAME NOTES

Gilmer is 16-1 in season openers since 2000 (only loss: 20-14 to Gladewater, 2001)

Gilmer’s schedule is the 2nd toughest (based on opponents’ power ranking) in Class 4A-II according to PigskinPrep.com

Liberty-Eylau's schedule is the 7th toughest (based on opponents’ power ranking) in Class 4A-I according to PigskinPrep.com              

Gilmer is ranked 4th in the pre-season Old Coach Class 4A-II poll

Liberty-Eylau is ranked 15th in the pre-season Old Coach Class 4A-I poll

Gilmer is ranked 1st in the pre-season Class 4A-II Pigskinprep.com power rankings

Liberty-Eylau is ranked 26th in the pre-season Class 4A-I Pigskinprep.com power rankings

Gilmer is ranked 1st in the pre-season Class 4A-II Texas Football Magazine rankings

Gilmer is ranked 2nd in the pre-season Associated Press Class 4A poll

Gilmer is a 17 points favorite over Liberty-Eylau according to PigskinPrep.com

 

HISTORICAL NOTES

This is Gilmer’s 104th season to play football

Gilmer has never had a winless season

                                                                                                 Gilmer head coach Matt Turner is 27-3 in his first two seasons at Gilmer

Gilmer's 670 wins are tied for the 18th most in Texas High School Football History (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer has 21 consecutive non-losing seasons, the 4th longest active streak and tied for the 19th longest all-time streak in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer's 35 district championships are tied for the 11th most in Texas high school football history (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer has recorded 15 undefeated regular seasons, tied for 7th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer has recorded 22 10-win seasons, tied for 19th most in Texas High School Football History (Source:www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

Gilmer has won more games (202) than any other 4A team in the state since 2000

Texas HS teams with the most wins in the past 13 seasons (2004-2016) (Source: www.TexasHighSchoolFootballHistory.com)

178-17       Katy  (4 state championships)                                          169-24        Aledo (6 state championships)                                           167-18     Gilmer (3 state championships)                                                               158-24     Southlake Carroll (4 state championships)                                  154-26    Euless Trinity (3 state championships)                                                          

Gilmer has either won the state championship or lost in the playoffs to the eventual state champion in 9 of the past 14 years                                2003-lost to state champion Atlanta in round 4                                  2004-won 3A DI State Championship                                             2006-lost to state champion Texarkana Liberty-Eylau in round 1        2007-lost to state champion Liberty Hill in finals                                 2008-lost to state champion Carthage in round 4                               2009-won 3A DII State Championship                                              2012-lost to state champion Navasota in finals                                        2013-lost to state champion Argyle in round 3                                   2014-won 4A DII State Championship

Gilmer is 202-29 since 2000 (87%)                                                  

Gilmer is 180-19 overall since 2003 (90%)

Gilmer is 154-16 in regular season games since 2000 (91%)

Gilmer is 131-8 in regular season games since 2003 (94%)

 

Did you know?

Since 2000; Gilmer is 171-9 (95%) when scoring 30 or more points in a game. When scoring less than 30 points in a game; Gilmer is 31-20 (61%)

Liberty-Eylau head coach Steve Wells is 2-7 against Gilmer as head coach at 4 different schools (Hooks, Mineola, Jacksonville, Liberty-Eylau)

Gilmer QB Poppy Brown started his varsity career with a school record 577 yards passing and 582 total offensive yards against the Leopards in last year’s game

Liberty-Eylau has put eight players in the NFL

Liberty-Eylau head coach Steve Wells was the winning coach in the longest high school football game in recorded history. In 2010, while head coach at Jacksonville, Wells’ Indians played a game consisting of four quarters, 12 overtimes, 5 and a half hours and 165 points, before finally defeating Nacogdoches in a game that started at 7:30pm and ended just before 1am.

Gilmer’s returning players accounted for 38% of their receiving yards (1,939), 33% of their rushing yards (927) and 36% of their touchdowns (36) in 2016

This is the fourth consecutive year Gilmer and L-E have met in Week 1

 
 
 
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