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PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Gilmer @ Liberty-Eylau

by Josh Richert | October 21, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

TEAMS: Gilmer (6-1, 2-0) at Liberty-Eylau (5-2, 2-0)

KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m., Harris Field.

LAST WEEK: The Leopards rallied late to top Spring Hill, 21-15, to remain unbeaten in District 8-4A, Division II play, and the Buckeyes also kept pace with a 26-13 win over Pittsburg.

LAST YEAR: Gilmer defeated the Leopards, 35-14.

GAME FACTS: The Buckeyes average 39.7 points for and 17.9 points against this season. Gilmer passes for 227.1 yards and rushes for 227.9 yards per game. QB Brandon Tennison has connected on 105-of-158 passes for 1,568 yards, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions. Ashton Haynes has 77 carries for 590 yards and 10 scores. Tennison adds 45 rushes for 276 yards and a pair of TDs, and LaDaylon Jackson has 36 for 274 and two scores. Mike Colbert has four rushing touchdowns on 23 carries for 119 yards. Rohan Fluellen leads the receivers with 33 catches for 542 yards and seven TDs. L-E is scoring 34.9 points and allowing just 14.1 points per game. The Leopards average 323.1 yards per game of total offense, split evenly between passing and rushing. Liberty-Eylau's defense allows only 218.1 yards of total offense. Marquarius Price (53-426-6) and Imahd Hicks (51-358-7) lead the Leopard ground attack, and J.J. Hampton has thrown for 918 yards and 12 TDs (1 interception) on 55-of-101 passing.

COACH'S COMMENTS: Liberty-Eylau's Dewaski Davis--"There's some good history for this game, and both teams get up for each other. It's going to be a good, fun game to be a part of.

"We need to get off to a fast start and take care of of the football. Gilmer is real good, offensively. They're quarterback does a good job of running their offense, and their screen game is exceptional. We have to be prepared to slow that aspect down.

"We need to eliminate their big plays, their explosive plays and keep them in front of us. If we can grind it out and get to the fourth quarter, I like our chances."


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