The 2009 state champion Gilmer Buckeyes will assemble for the final time as a team on Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Field House located at the northeast corner of Buckeye Stadium.
This is your chance, Buckeye fans, to have members of the team autograph any memorabilia or souvenirs you have collected from the team’s storybook run to the Class 3A Division I title in undefeated fashion.
If you cannot be there in person, please bring any items you want signed to the Field House by that time.
Mirror Photo / Mary Laschinger Kirby STATE CHAMPIONS Class 3A Division I for 2009 include, from left, front row, Christian Nation, manager, Kedon Franklin, Dylan Bowman, Tristan Holt, Justus Cheatham, Daniel McLaren, Luis Castro, Braylon Webb, Casey Shelton, Luke Turner, Tim Cregler, Renoire Horton, Vance Green, Adan Olivares, Coach Randall Canady, Darian “Stump” Godfrey, Alec Bradshaw, Paul Chesnut, Xavier Easley, Slade Morris Jordan Abron, Caleb Mosley, Traylon Webb, Jamar Todd, Ben Turner, Tre Washington, Chris Miller, Tevin Godfrey, Darius Parker; second row, Coach Tommy Edwards, Kavin Patton, Brandon Barnes, Ben Griffith, Marlon Granville, Vondrick Nelson, J.T. Beecham, Travis Carter, Eddie Fluellen, Gus Osborne, Harvy Horton, MarQualon Tate, Ty Barr, Tamil Harris, Chad Tennison, Jordan McCraven, Sam Davidson, Gavin Holt, Ricky Hohnson, Jeremy Jackson, Dakota Cannon, John Stone, Mikey Wilson, Duncan Goodrich, Jordan Traylor, Matt Fluellen, Lelon Montgomery, Ben Martin, Coach Alan …
The top ranked and undefeated Gilmer Buckeyes will try to win the school’s second state championship when they face the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs today at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
The matchup between the Buckeyes and the Bulldogs in the final state title game this decade is a fitting tribute to the two most dominant teams in class 3A since 2000. Gilmer has won more games this decade than any other class 3A team, going 111-17 since 2000. Abilene Wylie is close behind with a 106-26 record.
The Buckeyes and Bulldogs will be playing in their third state final in the last 10 years. Both teams won a state title in 2004. Gilmer and Abilene Wylie have combined for nine semifinal appearances this decade, including the 2007 Class 3A Division I semifinal that pitted the two teams against each other for the first time.
That game wasn’t decided until the Buckeyes’ Lamar Harris scored on a 34-yard pass with …
We will be broadcasting the Gilmer-Abilene Wylie game live Saturday night at 6pm...With a Pregame show that starts at 5:45pm on our MYTX station...On Gilmer Cable that will be Channel 9 and on Etex Channel 1...On Longview Cable that will be Channel 10...plus we will be showing a tape delayed broadcast of the Longview-Denton Guyer game on Sunday at 12 Noon and 7pm...
The Gilmer Buckeyes overcame three first half turnovers and a two touchdown deficit in a 42-36 Class 3A Division I Semifinal win over the Cuero Gobblers Saturday night at Bowers Stadium in Huntsville before an estimated crowd of 11,000.
“It was almost like a movie,” said Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor, who will coach the Buckeyes in their third state championship game in the past six years Saturday against Abilene Wylie at SMU’s Ford Sta…
There will probably be live blogs going of the game on both these message boards: 3ADownLow Smoaky.com
By JOE DODD
When the Gilmer Buckeyes and Cuero Gobblers meet Saturday at 6 p.m. in Bowers Stadium on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, it will be a showdown between two of Texas’ most-successful high school football programs.
Cuero has won 645 games in its history, while Gilmer has 569 wins as a program. The Gobblers have recorded 10 trips to the state finals, winning three championships. The Buckeyes have three state final appearances and one championship.
Since the 2000 season, Gilmer is 110-17 while Cuero is 104-22. The Buckeyes have a 20-7 playoff record in that time period, while the Gobblers have gone 20-8 in playoff games.
Gilmer has won 44 consecutive district games, while Cuero has recorded 33 straight district wins. The Buckeyes’ home winning streak stands at 34, just ahead of the Go…