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Gilmer 67, Gladewater 12

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TRISTAN HOLT leaps over a would-be tackler during Gilmer's 67-12 win over Gladewater there.

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:

Gilmer Buckeyes Hammer Arch-Rival

From the Longview News-Journal:

Top-ranked Gilmer rolls past Gladewater

From The Gilmer Mirror:

Buckeyes blast Bears

By JOE DODD

The Gilmer Buckeyes and Gladewater Bears put on a first-quarter show that any Las Vegas promoter would have been proud of. Combining for 343 total yards and 44 points, the two teams exploded for a first-quarter frenzy of big plays and big talk.

Gilmer received the opening kick and scored on the first big play when Stump Godfrey dumped a screen pass to Tristan Holt who weaved his way through the Gladewater defense 55 yards for a touchdown just three plays later. Adan Olivares kicked the first of his six extra points of the game for a 7-0 lead just 37 seconds into the game.

The Buckeyes then caught the Bears asleep with a perfectly executed onside kick recovered by Gilmer’s Chris Mille…

Buckeyes travel to Gladewater to face rival Bears

By JOE DODD

The Gilmer Buckeyes and the Gladewater Bears meet Friday night at Jack V. Murphy Stadium in Gladewater for an event that has become known as the Battle of G-Town.

The 54th game in the series between the Buckeyes and the Bears is set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Gilmer took a 26-25-2 lead in the series after last year’s 43-8 win over Gladewater. The last time the Buckeyes could claim the series lead was in 1965, but the balance of power has shifted to the team 15 miles farther north up U.S. 271.

“Our communities are so close to each other, our kids know them and they know our kids,” explained Gladewater head coach Scott Callaway. “I think it’s fun for both sides to get to play against each other. It gives the kids personal bragging rights.”

Those bragging rights have gone to the Buckeyes in 16 of the last 18 years. The Buckeyes claim that the rivalry is as intense as ever despite their dominant run.

“It’s the G-Town rivalry; everyone talks about that. No matter how good Gladewater is,…

Gilmer 66, Spring Hill 14

From the Longview News-Journal:

Godfrey paces Buckeyes to easy victory

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:

Buckeyes Hammer Panthers, 66-14

From KETKnbc:

Danny's East Texas Wrap (1:55 in)

From The Gilmer Mirror:

Buckeyes dominate Spring Hill

By JOE DODD

Gilmer senior Stump Godfrey became only the ninth quarterback in Texas history to throw for 100 career touchdowns, throwing three touchdowns on his 18th birthday in the Buckeyes 66-14 win over the Spring Hill Panthers Friday night in Longview.

“I just thank God for giving me the opportunity, and thank the coaches and the team. It’s a great feeling to do it on my birthday,” said Godfrey.

Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor praised the senior quarterback. “He has worked so hard; he’s made a lot of sacrifices. He’s put in a lot of time and extra work, so I’m really happy for him.”

The Panthers thought they had a plan to keep Godfrey and the Buckeyes’ high scoring offense off the field. The plan was to keep the clock running, even when players ran out of …

Spring Hill plays host to Buckeyes Friday night

By JOE DODD

After watching video of his number one ranked Gilmer Buckeyes’ dominating 45-7 win over Chapel Hill last week, Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor had a scary assessment of his undefeated team. “We’re getting better every week,” said Traylor.

That should be cause for concern for the Spring Hill Panthers (2-4; 1-1 district) who host the Buckeyes Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Longview.

“We’ve got our hands full, just like everybody else that’s played them,” conceded Panthers head coach Robert Bero who saw his Panthers knock off Chapel Hill 29-28 two weeks ago before getting hammered 40-28 in Gladewater last week.

“We’ve kind of been on a roller coaster and we’ve got to get more consistent these next three weeks, or we won’t have a chance of making the playoffs,” admitted Bero.

Traylor believes that last week’s loss to the Bears will inspire the Panthers. “Spring Hill is going to give a great effort because they got beat by Gladewater last week. So you know they are going to rally the troops,…

Gilmer 45, Chapel Hill 7

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TEVIN GODFREY dashes into the end zone, finishing a 62-yard touchdown play which started with a short pass from QB Stump Godfrey only 37 seconds after the game had begun between Gilmer and Chapel Hill at Buckeye Stadium.

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:

Gilmer 45, Chapel Hill 7: Buckeyes' District Win Streak At 41

From the Longview News-Journal:

Around East Texas

From The Gilmer Mirror:

Buckeyes cruise past Chapel Hill, 45-7

By JOE DODD

The top-ranked Gilmer Buckeyes put it in overdrive for a 35-0 first half lead against district rival Chapel Hill, and then shifted to cruise control in the second half of a 45-7 win over the Bulldogs Friday night at Buckeye Stadium.
The victory was the Buckeyes’ 41st straight in district play and the 33rd consecutive for the Buckeyes at home.

“I had heard before that when you got off the bus it was already 14-0,” said first year Chapel Hill head coach Thomas Sitton. “I felt like we were intimidated a little bit just playing over her…

Buckeyes' streaks on the line against Chapel Hill

By JOE DODD

This Friday’s game matching the Gilmer Buckeyes and the Chapel Hill Bulldogs is a classic case of who has more to lose.

The Bulldogs (3-3, 0-1 in district play) have few expectations under first-year head coach Thomas Sitton. “Right now we’re trying to put it all together as far as learning the offense and learning the defense,” said Sitton.

The number-one ranked Buckeyes (6-0, 1-0) are trying to extend the state’s longest district winning streak, now at 40 games, and their 32-game home winning streak, all during the Yamboree, a 4-day celebration that closes school and provides unlimited distractions to the Gilmer players.

“It’s definitely a challenge. There’s a lot that goes on. You’re working around the pageant schedule, pageant practice and the livestock show,” said Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor. “I think that because I’m from here, I refuse to lose my focus.”

That focus is mirrored in his players, who refuse to let the streaks end under their watch. “It’s something the sen…

Gilmer 71, Bullard 0

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BEN GRIFFITH scores Gilmer's second TD in its win over Bullard on a 29-yard pass from Stump Godfrey.

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:

Buckeyes Hammer Bullard, 71-0

From the Longview News-Journal:

Late Friday Football

From the Jacksonville Daily Progress:

No. 1-ranked Gilmer steamrolls Bullard

From The Gilmer Mirror:

Buckeyes blow past Bullard, 71-0

By JOE DODD

High winds from a storm that moved through Bullard Friday morning knocked over the scoreboard at the Panther’s one-year-old stadium. That turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the Gilmer Buckeyes’ lopsided 71-0 score was never on display to the Panther faithful.

“I thought it was a blessing,” said Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor, about the absence of a scoreboard. “I thought it helped us stay focused because we didn’t know the score.”

The Panthers were gracious hosts, giving Gilmer the football on Bullard’s side of the field for the Buckeyes first five possessions, helping Gilmer to their largest margin …

Buckeyes start district play at Bullard

By JOE DODD

Gilmer head football coach Jeff Traylor spent the Buckeyes’ bye week studying video of his team’s first five games. Despite watching the Buckeyes outscore their opponents 266-90 on their way to a perfect 5-0 record, Traylor was unimpressed.

“We’re not real good in my opinion,” said Traylor. “I studied us a lot this week, and I don’t think we’re playing real well. We could coach better and play better. There are a lot of things we can do better; we’re just not very good right now.”

That’s not at all how Bullard head coach Jim Taylor sees Gilmer, as his Panthers prepare to host the number-one ranked Buckeyes Friday night to start District 17-3A play. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Panther Stadium.

“I’ve been coaching for 25 years and they’re one of the finest ball clubs I’ve seen,” said Taylor. “I really feel like they’re a better football team than they were even last year, and obviously last year they were a great football team.”

Traylor said that the Buckeyes have a long ways…