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7-on-7 tourney held at stadium

By JOE DODD

BUCKEYE STADIUM — The Sulphur Springs Wildcats played spoiler for the second consecutive year, knocking the host Buckeyes out in the semifinals and going on to win the 8th annual Gilmer Buckeyes 7-on-7 Tournament for the second time in as many years.

Gilmer's varsity squad, led by returning quarterback Darian “Stump” Godfrey, finished with a 3-0 record in pool play before losing to the Wildcats 42-22. The Buckeyes downed White Oak 47-18 in their first game. Then Gilmer defeated Pittsburg 33-6, before blanking Troup 40-0.

“We did some good things, and we did some bad things,” said Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor. “We would have liked to have won, but Sulphur Springs is a good team.”

Traylor praised the play of Wildcats quarterback Tyrik Rollison, who is considered to be one of the nation's top recruits for 2009. “I thought it was exciting watching Sulphur Springs’ quarterback,” Traylor said. “I thought it was good for Stump to see that kid. Stump really watched him and s…