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Gilmer 43, Daingerfield 20

From the Longview News-Journal:

Buckeyes win battle of No. 1s

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:

Gilmer Drills Daingerfield Tigers

From CoachesAid:

Gilmer beats Daingerfield in battle of No. 1s

From KLTV's The Red Zone:

From KETKnbc:

Gilmer Still The One

From MaxPreps:

Box Score: Daingerfield @ Gilmer

From The Gilmer Mirror:


The Gilmer Buckeyes used a balanced offense and a stingy defense to defeat the Daingerfield Tigers 43-20 Friday night, in a game featuring the top-ranked teams in Class 2A and 3A.

The Buckeyes, the top-ranked team in Class 3A, improved their record to 5-0 and extended their home winning streak to 32 games. The Tigers, Class 2A’s top-ranked team, fell to 4-1 on the season and saw their own winning streak end at 15 games.

Gilmer’s offense picked up 216 yards through the air and 215 yards on the ground on an even 32 passes and 32 rushes.

Gilmer’s defense allowed Daingerfield a first-drive touchdown and then shut the door on the Tigers’ scoring until the game was well …

Matt Camp — 1971-2009

Watch 'Jesus Calms The Storm' - Sermon Preached by Matt Camp in August 2009


Because God first loved Matt, Matt loved God. And Matt loved people. We always felt his love for us. If you were ever in Matt Camp's presence, you felt the love.

We don't understand right now why he has been taken from us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his grieving family. May God's love surround them. May His "peace that passeth all understanding" envelope them.

Brother Matt Camp went to be with his Lord at about 10 this morning, for we know that "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."

We see through a glass darkly, but Matt now sees the Lord face to face. We will all "in the wink of an eye" experience what he has.

May we all be as ready on that day as Matt was on this one. His eternal spirit has now transcended his mortal body, which fought the good fight of faith and finished the course through this troubled world. He has now cla…

Gilmer and Daingerfield meet in battle of unbeaten number ones


It’s not every day that two teams ranked number one in the state of Texas meet on the football field. But it will happen Friday night at Buckeye Stadium when the 4-0 Gilmer Buckeyes, ranked number one in Class 3A, will host the 4-0 Daingerfield Tigers, ranked number one in Class 2A.

While this will be the first time the two teams will meet with such lofty rankings, it will be the 54th meeting between the two powerhouse programs that boast a total of nine state championship game appearances between them.

The Tigers enjoy a 30-23 advantage in the series, but the Buckeyes boast a current 4-game winning streak. Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor has met the Tigers 10 times in his first 9 seasons, going 7-3. That makes the Tigers the only team to beat a Traylor-coached team more than once.

“It has to be a rivalry. I don’t know who else would be our rival if it wasn’t them,” replied Traylor when asked to describe the series.

Tigers coach Barry Bowman agreed. “Sure it’s a rivalry. I think…

Gilmer 70, Kilgore 27

From the Longview News-Journal:

Top-ranked Buckeyes crush Kilgore

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:

Gilmer Buckeyes Trample Kilgore

From the Kilgore News Herald:

Bulldogs tripped up by speedy Gilmer

From the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel:

Gilmer 70, Kilgore 27 — Let me come right out and say this. I know Gilmer is No. 1 in Class 3A, but Kilgore should never get beat by this much, especially to a 3A squad.

Darian Godfrey was 21-of-24 for 360 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for two touchdowns, to lead the Buckeyes to the big win.

From the Jacksonville Daily Progress:

District 14-4A At A Glance — Week 3

From MaxPreps:

Box Score: Kilgore @ Gilmer

From KLTV's Red Zone (4:30 in):

First Downs 26
Rushing 30-238
Passing 22/26/1
Passing Yards 354
Total Offense 56-592
Total Turnovers 1
Penalties 8-80
Punts 1-13
Time of Possession 20:01
Score by Quarter 20/27/21/2

First Downs 10
Rushing 26-75
Passing 11/28/2
Passing Yards 192
Total Offense 54-267
Total Turnovers 3
Penalties 9-72
Punts 5-179
Time of …

Gilmer returns home to host Kilgore


After five long weeks on the road, the Gilmer Buckeyes return to the friendly confines of Buckeye Stadium Friday night for a homecoming game against the Kilgore Bulldogs.

With scrimmages in Atlanta and New Boston, and non-district games at Nacogdoches, Tyler and Texarkana, the number one ranked Buckeyes (3-0) return to Gilmer to defend their 30-game home winning streak.

Kilgore is a major threat to end that streak, just like the Buckeyes’ 27-game regular season winning streak that the Bulldogs stopped with their 28-14 win over the Buckeyes in Kilgore last season.

But history is on Gilmer’s side, as the Buckeyes have never lost two games in a row to the same opponent since head coach Jeff Traylor took over the program.

“They could stop both our home winning streak and our streak of never losing to the same team twice,” said Traylor. “They’ll be tough to beat.”

The Bulldogs have been tough to beat ever since head coach Mike Vallery arrived in Kilgore in 1995. Since then, the Bulld…

GISD Foundation Plaza Brick Ceremony to be held on Oct. 16

The Gilmer ISD Foundation Plaza is a prominent campus landmark at Gilmer High School, located just inside the home entrance of Buckeye Stadium.

Engraved bricks can be purchased for yourself or in honor or memory of a loved one. Bricks are available for $100 each in the outside area of the Plaza, and $200 each in the Buckeye-shaped area in the center of the Plaza. Funds raised from the Plaza support Gilmer ISD Foundation projects such as educational grants and scholarships.

The fourth annual Gilmer ISD Foundation Plaza Brick Ceremony will be on Oct. 16 before the home game against Chapel Hill. All brick orders must be in by Oct. 9 for anyone who would like to participate in this year’s brick ceremony.

To purchase your brick, stop by the Gilmer ISD Administration Building for an order form or email Dolly Robison at

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FOUNDATION PLAZA is pictured at the home entrance of Buckeye Stadium. The fourth annual Gilmer ISD Foundation Plaza Brick Ceremony will be…

Gilmer 35, Liberty-Eylau 17

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:

Top-Ranked Gilmer Pulls Away Late

From the Longview News-Journal:

Around East Texas

From the Texarkana Gazette:

Gilmer hands loss to Leopards


FB: Gilmer vs. Liberty-Eylau

From Friday Football Fever / KTBS 3:

Liberty Eylau vs Gilmer

From MaxPreps:

Box Score: Gilmer @ Liberty-Eylau

Gilmer...:........ LE
1st dwns...........12 ............ ...9
Rushing ....... 36-177 .. 37-139
A - C - I.......... 22-11-0 11-4-0
Fumbles............1-1 ............3-2
Penalties ...... 7-65..........7-65
Punt Avg........ 1-38..........3-32

From The Gilmer Mirror:

Buckeyes survive scare against Liberty-Eylau


Gilmer Buckeyes’ head coach Jeff Traylor loves to talk to his team about overcoming adversity. Friday night in Texarkana, the Buckeyes proved they have been listening as Gilmer overcame a 17-9 third-quarter deficit to beat the Liberty-Eylau Leopards 35-17.

“It was a struggle. It was exactly the type…

Buckeyes will be tested on trip to Liberty-Eylau

From The Gilmer Mirror:


Gilmer Buckeyes head coach Jeff Traylor is so concerned about his team’s schedule the next three weeks; he hasn’t had time to consider a career milestone that is approaching. One more win for the Buckeyes’ boss will give Traylor 100 career victories as a head coach.

“I haven’t thought about it to be honest with you,” confessed Traylor. “I’m so worried about Liberty-Eylau I can’t even think about it. I would hate to be sitting on 99 for the next three weeks.”

Traylor’s concerns are valid. The Buckeyes travel to Liberty-Eylau this Friday, before coming home to host Kilgore and Daingerfield. Those three teams have combined for three of Gilmer’s six losses the past four seasons.

Of those three losses, the one that hurt the most was a 39-36 loss to Liberty-Eylau in the first round of the 2006 playoffs. “I was extremely disappointed after the Liberty-Eylau loss because I didn’t think we played very well,” said Traylor.

The Buckeyes gained a measure of revenge i…

Gilmer 76, Rains 12

Buckeyes looking for improvement against Rains

From The Gilmer Mirror:


Following Gilmer’s 42-14 victory over the Jasper Bulldogs last Friday night, Buckeyes’ head coach Jeff Traylor promised his players a hard week of practice in hopes of improving his team’s lackluster offensive performance in the first half.

Unfortunately for the Rains Wildcats, the Buckeyes’ opponent in Thursday night’s Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic, Gilmer is determined to correct their mistakes.

“You always have to take the opponent into consideration some,” said Traylor, about the underdog Wildcats. “But we’re always going to worry about us, especially because we didn’t play real well. There will be a tremendous emphasis on small things and execution no matter who we were playing this week.”

Who the Buckeyes are playing this week is a team that lost 43-0 last week to Mount Vernon. The same team that Gilmer destroyed 77-21 last season. Despite those lopsided scores, Rains head coach Brannon Kidd is happy to be playing the Buckeyes.

“We’re exci…