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Argyle 41, Gilmer 14

From The Gilmer Mirror:
THE OVERACHIEVING 2010 GILMER BUCKEYES met a foe in the third round of the Class 3A Division II playoffs in Ennis Saturday afternoon that they couldn’t tame. The Bucks fought hard, as they have all season, and never gave up, but undefeated Argyle proved to be the better team and garnered a 41-14 victory.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes fall to Argyle

From the Longview News-Journal:
Argyle's big plays knock Buckeyes out of playoffs

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:
Defending Champion Gilmer Buckeyes Ousted

From MaxPreps:
Photo Gallery by Robbie Rakestraw

From the Denton Record-Chronicle:
Argyle whips Gilmer to move on in playoffs

From HOOKEM 247™:
LIVE in Ennis for Argyle-Gilmer

Prospect Analysis: Argyle-Gilmer

From WFAA Channel 8, Dallas:
Wade Phillips breaks silence on firing



From Argyle Athletics Booster Club:
Argyle Runs Past Gilmer for 41-14 Victory


Congratulations to the Gap Soldiers for a memorable 2010 season. We look forward to watching and supporting our nex…

Gilmer Buckeyes are underdogs against undefeated Argyle

GO BACK in time to Friday night, Sept. 10. The Gilmer Buckeyes aka the Gap Soldiers were viewed as having more “gaps” than “soldiers” after losing their second consecutive game at home 43-36 to the Jacksonville Indians, which marked the first back-to-back losses at Buckeye Stadium since 1996.

Since that night, though, with the exception of a 38-21 loss on the road to the Carthage Bulldogs on Oct. 15, the orange-and-black soldiers have won every battle and closed quite a few gaps to do so.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Gilmer Buckeyes are underdogs against undefeated Argyle

From the Denton Record-Chronicle:
Football: Eagles set to face Gilmer

Gilmer vs. Argyle Playoff Game Info

The Gilmer Buckeyes (9-3) will play the Argyle Eagles (12-0) at Lion Memorial Stadium in Ennis on Saturday, Nov. 27.

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

Gilmer is the visiting team and will wear white.

Advance tickets are on sale TODAY and TOMORROW only at the Gilmer ISD Administration Building at 500 S. Trinity in Gilmer. They are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets at the gate will be $7. In addition, there will be a $3 parking fee.

A "Fan Bus" is being chartered for the game in Ennis this Saturday. For information to obtain seating, call 903-841-7400.




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Gilmer 50, Van 27

From The Gilmer Mirror:
THE GILMER BUCKEYES move on to the third round of the Class 3A Division II playoffs Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Ennis, taking on the undefeated 12-0 Argyle Eagles, following a 50-27 blasting of the Van Vandals at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler Saturday afternoon. Argyle was a big winner against Prosper last Friday night. Gilmer lost the coin toss after the game and will be the visitors and will be dressed in their white uniforms for Saturday’s game.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes arrest Vandals

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:
Turner, Buckeyes Roll Past Van, 50-27

From the Longview News-Journal:
Gilmer cruises past Vandals,faces unbeaten Argyle next

From KETKnbc Tyler:
Gilmer defeats Van

From TylerPaper.com:
Spotted Photo Gallery
11-20-10 Van vs Gilmer Football


Video: Van Vandals vs Gilmer Buckeyes

Gilmer Buckeyes roll into second round against Van Vandals

Trap Game — a game that is played before or after a tough or rival opponent. Teams have a tendency to look past an opponent preparing for the following week’s game, or have a letdown after beating a tough or rival opponent.

Yahoo! Answers

IT WAS in 2005 that the defending state champion Gilmer Buckeyes rolled into the Area round of the Class 3A Division II playoffs after a big win over a bi-district rival.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Gilmer Buckeyes roll into second round against Van Vandals

From the Longview News-Journal:
Playoff capsules

Gilmer 43, Liberty-Eylau 33

From The Gilmer Mirror:

THE GILMER BUCKEYES battled Liberty-Eylau running back Tra Carson and a constant downpour Friday night at Hallsville’s Bobcat Stadium. Carson, who was held to 88 yards when the two teams played at Buckeye Stadium in a 28-12 Gilmer win, ran like a man possessed in the playoff rematch, as he gained 238 yards on the evening.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes slosh their way to victory over Leopards

From the Longview News-Journal:
Buckeyes outduel Liberty-Eylau, 43-33



From the Texarkana Gazette:
Gilmer takes victory over Liberty-Eylau

From ETFinalScore.com:
Turner's four rushing TDs help Gilmer past Liberty-Eylau

From KLTV Tyler:
Red Zone: Part 2 Game of the Week

From KTBS Shreveport:
Gilmer Vs. Liberty-Eylau

From KYTX CBS 19 Tyler:
Highlights: Gilmer vs. Liberty Eylau

From KTAL Shreveport:
Gilmer wins wild one over Liberty-Eylau

From KETKnbc Tyler:
Friday Football Fever

Buckeyes and Leopards meet again in Hallsville Friday night

FOUR YEARS AGO a battle-tested 7-3 football team which was runner-up in its East Texas Class 3A district won a bi-district game over an arguably coasting team which had cruised undefeated to a district title.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes and Leopards meet again in Hallsville Friday night

Sideline To Sideline

SPOILED ROTTEN

Most people who live in Gilmer, Texas consider it a privilege. If they weren’t born and raised here, we natives figure you probably had no control over that, so we’re willing to overlook it…but we will make the assumption that any good sense would’ve gotten you here as quick as you could. I’m often thankful that good sense is such a rare commodity. Otherwise, Gilmer would be too crowded.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - SPOILED ROTTEN

Big day for former Gilmer quarterbacks

Gilmer 42, Pittsburg 17

From The Gilmer Mirror:

THE GILMER BUCKEYES went into Friday night’s fray at Buckeye Stadium against the Pittsburg Pirates knowing they basically needed a win to get into the Class 3A Division II playoffs this week.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes sink Pirates to barge into playoffs for 10th consecutive year

Video: Men in Black

From the Longview News-Journal:
Gilmer routs Pittsburg, clinches playoff spot

Defensive Player of the Week:
Breaking up not hard to do for Easley


From ETFinalScore.com:
Turner's four rushing TDs propel Gilmer past Pittsburg

From KYTX CBS 19 Tyler:
Highlights: Pittsburg at Gilmer

From KLTV Tyler:
Red Zone (5:40 in)

From KTBS Shreveport:
Pittsburg Vs. Gilmer



From the Texarkana Gazette:
District champs
L-E routs Mount Vernon to finish 5-0 in league play


From KSLA Shreveport:
Week 10: Liberty-Eylau's Norman to Reed Pass for 55-Yard TD

District 16-3A runner-up Gilmer (7-3) will play District 15-3A champion Texarkana Liberty-Eylau (8-2) in a Class 3A Division II bi-distr…

Gilmer 29, Henderson 28

From The Gilmer Mirror:

TRYING TO figure out a way to describe the Gilmer Buckeyes visit to Henderson for last Friday night’s key district battle against the Lions is challenging at best.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes come back to defeat Henderson

From the Henderson Daily News:
Johnson scores four TDs, Gilmer avoids upset-minded Lions

From the Longview News-Journal:
Buckeyes come back to nip Lions

From ETFinalScore.com:
Gilmer mounts furious comeback to beat Henderson, 29-28

From the Longview News-Journal:
Offensive Player of the Week: Bulldog QB, Buckeye RB share honors

From KTBS Shreveport:
Gilmer at Henderson

From KYTX CBS 19, Tyler:
Highlights: Gilmer Buckeyes at Henderson Lions

From KLTV Tyler:
Red Zone Pt 2 (4:15 in)

From KETKnbc Tyler:
Friday Football Fever

Gilmer 76, Spring Hill 0

From The Gilmer Mirror:

THERE’S AN old saying that if you back a wounded animal into a corner it will come out fighting. That’s exactly what happened Friday night at Buckeye Stadium.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes blow out Panthers

From the Longview News-Journal:
Buckeyes maul Panthers

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:
Gilmer Buckeyes Get Big 76-0 Victory Over Spring Hill

From KLTV Tyler:
Red Zone Part 2 (5:00 in)

From KYTX CBS 19 Tyler:
Highlights: Spring Hill vs. Gilmer

From KTBS Shreveport:
Spring Hill at Gilmer

Videos of the game come up in reverse chronological order at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/gilmergreene#g/u

Carthage 38, Gilmer 21

From The Gilmer Mirror:

THE GILMER BUCKEYES ran into a buzz saw in Carthage Friday night, dropping a District 16-3A matchup to the host Bulldogs by the score of 38-21.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Carthage dominates Buckeyes

From the Longview News-Journal:
Bulldogs battle past Buckeyes in District 16-3A shootout, 38-21

From ETFinalScore.com:
Carthage ends Gilmer's 45-game district winning streak

From KLTV Tyler:
Red Zone Part 2 (4:40 in)

From KTBS Shreveport:
Gilmer Vs. Carthage

From KTAL Shreveport:
Carthage wins big District clash over Gilmer

Gilmer 36, Gladewater 35

From The Gilmer Mirror:

THERE’S AN old adage in football that says “don’t EVER take points off the scoreboard.” The expert who wrote those famous words would have to rethink that conventional advice had he have witnessed the Gilmer Buckeyes-Gladewater Bears district opener at Buckeye Stadium Friday night.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Skunks Bears fail to ruin Gilmer s Homecoming

From the Longview News-Journal:
Buckeyes survive Bears in overtime, 36-35



From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:
Buckeyes Top Bears In Overtime

From KYTX CBS 19 Tyler:

Highlights: Gladewater at Gilmer



Gilmer vs. Gladewater: Post-game Reaction

From KLTV Tyler:

The Red Zone Part 2 (4:15 in)

From KETKnbc Tyler:

Friday Football Fever! (5:20 in)

Video: Highlights of Gladewater Bears vs. Gilmer Buckeyes on Oct. 8, 2010

Videos of the game come up in reverse chronological order at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/gilmergreene#g/u

ETFinalScore: Gladewater-Gilmer Preview

Small Stature Doesn't Hinder Cannon's Ability To Make Plays For Gilmer

Buckeyes begin district schedule here Friday night

THE GILMER BUCKEYES are fresh off an open week and now the “real” season begins.

Everyone in District 16-3A is 0-0 in district. And even though Gilmer has won nine straight undefeated district championships (the district winning streak is currently at 44 games), no one is taking anything for granted in 2010.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes begin district schedule here Friday night

Buckeyes continue to improve each week as district play looms

A TRUISM in football is that whichever team wins the battle in the trenches usually wins the game.

In the past two weeks, this has certainly been the case as the Buckeyes’ outstanding play on both the offensive and defensive lines has been “the difference in the ball game,” according to Coach Jeff Traylor.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes continue to improve each week as district play looms

Gilmer 39, Daingerfield 18

From The Gilmer Mirror:
Buckeyes win again over top-ranked Tigers

FOR THE second week in a row, Gilmer Buckeye fans saw their undersized Black Flag Defense continue to mature at an improbable pace, as defense set the tone for the Buckeyes’ 39-18 upset of the previously undefeated Class 2A No. 1-ranked Daingerfield Tigers at Mickey Mayne Tiger Stadium in Daingerfield.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes win again over top ranked Tigers

From the Longview News-Journal:
Buckeyes knock off Daingerfield

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:
Gilmer Wins Battle Of State Champs

From KLTV Tyler:
Red Zone Part 3

From KTBS Shreveport:
Gilmer vs. Daingerfield

From KTAL Shreveport:
Streak Continues as Gilmer beat Daingerfield

From KSLA Shreveport:
END ZONE WEEK FOUR: SEGMENT THREE

From FSN High School Road Tour:
Maxie's Minute

From KETKnbc Tyler:
Friday Football Fever

From the Longview News-Journal:
Buckeye QB growing into the position

Cannon leads scrappy effort by Gilmer 'D'

DQ Big Game of the Week video of last Friday's game is now online

http://highschoolroadtour.com/content/weekly.asp?articlesource=369

After clicking on the above link, just scroll down the page to "Select Week" to watch the "Liberty-Eylau @ Gilmer" game.

R.I.P. Reggie Garrett 1992-2010

Gilmer 28, Liberty-Eylau 12

DQ Big Game of the Week Video
Just scroll down to "Select Week" and then watch "Liberty-Eylau @ Gilmer.

From The Gilmer Mirror:
Black Flag defense comes up big in Buckeyes 28 12 win over Leopards http://t.co/KALoDDP

THE GILMER BUCKEYES ended a rare 2-game losing streak at Buckeye Stadium Friday night with a convincing 28-12 win over the Liberty-Eylau Leopards in a solid and confident performance, especially on defense.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Black Flag defense comes up big in Buckeyes 28 12 win over Leopards

From the Longview News-Journal:
Buckeyes get back on track

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:
Gilmer Rebounds

From KLTV Tyler:
Red Zone Part 2 9/17/10 (5:20 in)

From KTBS Shreveport:
Liberty Eylau Vs. Gilmer

FOX Sports Southwest visits Gilmer to showcase "DQ Big Game of the Week"

The Liberty-Eylau – Gilmer high school football game on Friday, Sept. 17 will be showcased as the “DQ Big Game of the Week” on FOX Sports Southwest’s HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD LIVE show (Friday, Sept. 17, midnight CT, replayed Saturday, Sept. 18, 9:00 AM CT).

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST VISITS GILMER TO SHOWCASE “DQ BIG GAME OF THE WEEK”

Cameras will be rolling Friday as DQ Camera Crew comes to Gilmer

Neil Beasley and the DQ Camera Crew from FOX Sports Southwest’s High School Scoreboard Live show are going to be in town to cover the Gilmer Buckeyes’ football game Friday night.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Cameras will be rolling Friday as DQ Camera Crew comes to Gilmer

Jacksonvillle 43, Gilmer 36

From The Gilmer Mirror:
Jacksonville outlasts Buckeyes 43-36 in offensive shootout

FOR THE second week in a row, playing before a partisan home crowd at Buckeye Stadium, the Gilmer Buckeyes fought valiantly against a much larger, stronger team, but fell a touchdown short to the Jacksonville Indians. The loss drops the Bucks to 1-2 on the young season. The Indians move to 2-1 with the win.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Jacksonville outlasts Buckeyes 43-36 in offensive shootout

From the Longview News-Journal:
Indians hand Buckeyes second straight setback

From the Jacksonville Daily Progress:
Indians rally to crack No. 10 Buckeyes

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:
Buckeyes Lose Second Straight At Home

From KLTV Tyler:
Red Zone Part 1 (4:25 in)

From KYTX CBS 19 Tyler:
HIghlights: Jacksonville Indians Vs. Gilmer Buckeyes

From KETKnbc Tyler:
Danny's Friday Football Fever

From Jacksonville ISD:
Smoke Signals

Buckeyes look to bounce back against Jacksonville

“I’VE HAD better days,” Coach Jeff Traylor said Sunday after his Gilmer Buckeyes had lost a hard-fought game to the Tatum Eagles two nights before. The 47-41 offensive slugfest marked the first time Gilmer had lost at Buckeye Stadium since 2002 and ended a 34-game home winning streak.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes look to bounce back against Jacksonville

Tatum 47, Gilmer 41

After fast start in Tyler, Buckeyes return home to face Tatum

THE GILMER BUCKEYES gathered in the middle of the field after their first scrimmage in Whitehouse on a mid-August Saturday morning to hear Coach Jeff Traylor mostly praise them for their performance.

He had one complaint, though: not enough “big plays” on offense.

He told them it was harder to call plays for long drives and that whenever anyone got the ball “in space,” he wanted that player to “take it to the house.”

Thursday night in Tyler, in a 63-28 win over the Atlanta Rabbits that was not as close as the score indicates, the Buckeyes became “space travelers.”

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - After fast start in Tyler Buckeyes return home to face Tatum

From the Longview News-Journal:
Week One Capsules

Gilmer 63, Atlanta 28

From the Longview News-Journal:

Buckeyes roll in season opener

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:



Buckeyes Unveil New Stars In Lopsided Win

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:

Hare-Raising Experience For Atlanta Against Gilmer

From KLTV Tyler:

Thursday Night Football

From KYTX CBS 19 Tyler:

High School Football Starts Thursday

From KETKnbc Tyler:

Live with Gilmer coach

Gilmer and West Rusk win big

Gilmer 63, Atlanta 28
Buckeyes 'relaunch' with another 'Classic' blowout
by ELWYN HENDERSON
THE GILMER BUCKEYES, molding a new team to replace 31 graduates from last year’s Class 3A Division I undefeated State Championship squad, picked up right where they left off last December, and served notice to East Texas they WILL be a power to be reckoned with once again in 2010.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Gilmer 63 Atlanta 28 Buckeyes relaunch with another Classic blowout

Gilmer's Traylor, Turner Rotating At Quarterback

Buckeyes 'eager' for battle as 2010 campaign begins

FOR THE seventh year in a row, the Gilmer Buckeyes are one of the teams playing in TITUS Sports Marketing’s Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes eager for battle as 2010 campaign begins


Courtesy Photo / Life Touch
GILMER BUCKEYES VARSITY football players for 2010 include: front row, from left, Ty Barr, Gavin Holt, Xavier Easley, Traylon Webb, Wesley Johnson, Luke Turner, Darrion Pollard, Adan Olivares, Austin Hollingsworth, Jeremy McMillan, Jorday Traylor; second row, Trey Washington, Eddie Fluellen, Chris Miller, Darius Parker, Jarrett Finney, Hurashio Morgan, Gus Johnson, Marqualon Tate, Jordan Goodrich, Jordan McCraven; third row, Exavian Johnson, Dakota Cannon, Adam Witcher, Lelon Montgomery, Ben Martin, Matt Fluellen, Carlos Sanchez, Chase Spencer, Eric Miller, Colton Hill; and fourth row, Devonte Brooks, Jasper Cox, Brady English, Markus Reid, Hayden Stansbury, Nathan Shelton, Zack Davidson,…

Buckeyes' Traylor discusses 2010 season

THERE IS NO DOUBT that Gilmer Buckeye Head Coach and Athletic Director Jeff Traylor faces one of the biggest challenges of his Gilmer High School career with the onset of the 2010 season just around the corner. Thirty-one seniors were lost to graduation from last year’s 15-0 Class 3A Division I State Championship team. Only a couple of players with solid varsity experience return on offense, while only four or five with similar Friday night experience return on defense.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes Traylor discusses 2010 season

Buckeyes’ 2010 Game Capsules

August 26- Atlanta @ TMF Rose Stadium, Tyler
Mascot: Rabbits
Colors: Maroon/White
District: 15-3A
Enrollment: 509
2009 Record: 3-7, 1-4 district
Last meeting: 2007, Gilmer won 42-14
Series Record: Atlanta leads 26-14
Head Coach: Ronnie Melton (3rd year, 5-15, 8-22 overall)
Returning Starters: 7 Offense/6 Defense
Did you know? Atlanta knocked the 2003 Buckeyes out of the playoffs, 34-14, on this same field in the Class 3A Division II quarterfinals and went on to win state there two weeks later against Marlin, 34-0.
Coach Traylor says: “Just a typical Atlanta team — big, fast, strong; a bunch of people playing both ways.”

September 3- Tatum
Mascot: Eagles
Colors: Kelly Green/White
District: 13-3A
Enrollment: 421
2009 Record: 6-5, 4-1 district, Bi-district Finalist
Last meeting: 2009, Gilmer won 39-20
Series Record: Gilmer leads 14-6
Head Coach: Andy Evans (7th season, 63-18, 134-47 overall)
Returning Starters: 5 Offense/7 Defense
Did you know? Tatum won back-to-back state titles in 2005 and 2006, the first i…

Thanks to Joe Dodd, who will require three people to replace

Joe Dodd, who has spent the past five seasons as the beat writer covering the Gilmer Buckeyes for The Gilmer Mirror, has informed us that he has “too much on his plate” in his professional life these days to continue in that role.
It is impossible for a single person to replace Joe. So The Mirror will be relying on three people to try to fill in the gaps, so to speak, for him. Elwyn Henderson will cover the games, W.R. Greene will preview the games and Mary L. Kirby will continue to photograph the games and may also be called upon to contribute articles, as well, as she already has been doing during the off-season.

Ticket info

Tickets for the Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic will be sold from the Field House at Buckeye Stadium Monday through Wednesday of next week, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Classic tickets this year will all be general admission, with prices of $6 for students and $8 for adults.
The tickets are good for games on Friday and Saturday, in addition to the Gilmer-Atlanta game scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Getting Ready ...

Buckeyes scrimmage Saturday at 8 a.m. in Whitehouse
Directions to Wildcat Stadium

The Gilmer Buckeyes will scrimmage the Whitehouse Wildcats on Saturday, Aug. 14, there.

Varsity scrimmage begins at approximately 8 a.m.


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Driving directions to 106 Wildcat Dr, Whitehouse, TX 75791
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From downtown Gilmer, TX

1. Head west on E Marshall St toward N Wood St
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Continue to follow TX-155 S

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106 Wildcat Dr
Whitehouse, TX 75791

'Meet the Buckeyes' this evening

“Meet the Buckeyes” at Buckeye Stadium beginning at 7 p.m. will climax a busy day for many of the returning Gilmer High students.
Football players will get Buckeye cards at noon, followed by team photos in the afternoon. Funds from the sale of the cards are used to purchase items selected by the players to supplement their program.
Following the National Anthem, the Buckeye Stars Officers will perform and the varsity and junior varisty cheerleaders will lead the audience in the fight song.
After the Buckeye Band plays and the majorettes perform, introductions will begin with the coaches of the girls teams.
The volleyball team, the boys coaches, the football teams, and the cross country teams will all precede the dance by the varsity cheerleaders.
Athletic Director Jeff Traylor will then introduce the varsity seniors before concluding with the “Army of Buckeyes” school song.
Immediately following the program, football parents (7-12 grades) will meet in the field house and the volleyball par…

Buckeyes begin 'fun, unpredictable' season

The Boys of Fall video showed up on the An Army of Buckeyes Facebook page yesterday, and Athletic Director Jeff Traylor enjoyed it.
“Yes, I saw it this afternoon,” Gilmer’s winningest football coach said after the first two-a-day practice Monday.

“This year is going to be fun,” Traylor said

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes begin fun unpredictable season

Buckeyes 'learned a lot' in state 7-on-7 tourney

The Gilmer Buckeyes faced the eventual state champion Brownwood Lions in the first game of the championship round Friday and lost 45-26.

“It was a positive experience,” said Athletic Director Jeff Traylor as he evaluated his players’ weekend in College Station at the Fox Sports Southwest 7-on-7 State Championship. “We learned a lot.”

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes learned a lot in state 7 on 7 tourney

Gilmer Buckeyes Football 2010

Aug. 14 @ Whitehouse (Scr)
Aug. 19 New Boston (Scr)
Aug. 26 Atlanta @ TMF Rose in Tyler
Sept. 3 Tatum
Sept. 10 Jacksonville
Sept. 17 Liberty-Eylau
Sept. 24 @ Daingerfield
Oct. 1 Open
Oct. 8 Gladewater
Oct. 15 @ Carthage
Oct. 22 Spring Hill
Oct. 29 @ Henderson
Nov. 5 Pittsburg

Buckeyes compete in Nike 7 on 7 Shootout

Irvin hails Buckeyes as 'dynasty' at Ring Ceremony

By MARY L. KIRBY

“The road to championships are paved with peaks and valleys,” former Dallas Cowboy Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin told the audience at the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Gilmer Buckeyes Ring Ceremony presented by Brookshire’s at the Gilmer Civic Center Saturday. “It is a football family that wins a championship.”

“Teams can handle peaks, but the valleys are handled differently,” said the owner of a National Champsionship ring from the University of Miami and three Super Bowl rings.

“Football teams fail in the valley; a football family bonds in the valley,” Irvin pointed out to the full house. “You got to be a football family.”

Irvin pointed out that he had many opportunites to talk to groups from pee wee to professional who had fallen short of their goal. Those individuals want to know what it takes to be a champion, to reach their goal.

“But that is not the case this time,” Irvin said as he paced the Civic Center stage. “This is the first time that I get to stand and sp…

ETEX to televise Ring Ceremony live

ETEX Telephone Coop Inc. plans on televising tonight’s Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Gilmer Buckeyes Ring Ceremony presented by Brookshire’s live to their E-vision customers. The ceremony will be held at the Gilmer Civic Center and is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and can be seen on ETEX Channel 1.
The ceremony will honor the 2009 Class 3A-DI State Champion Gilmer Buckeyes football team by presenting players and coaches their championship rings.
A silent auction of football memorabilia will be held before the ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m.
There will only be an extremely limited number of tickets for sale at the door, on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $10 each.
Mike Craig Ford-Mercury is the presenting sponsor of the ceremony’s keynote speaker, former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.
Former Gilmer Buckeyes and current Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Manuel “Manny” Johnson and former Longview Lobos and current Washington Redskins wide receiver Mal…

Hall of Famer Michael Irvin headlines tonight's Ring Ceremony

Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin will be the keynote speaker tonight at the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Gilmer Buckeyes Ring Ceremony presented by Brookshire’s.
The ceremony will be held at the Gilmer Civic Center, starting at 7 p.m. A silent auction of football memorabilia will start at 5:30 p.m.
Irvin, a native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida starred at St. Thomas Aquinas High School before going on to national prominence at the University of Miami. Irvin helped lead Miami to the 1987 National Championship and left the Hurricanes as the career leader with 143 receptions, 2,423 receiving yards and 26 touchdown receptions.
Irvin declared for the 1988 NFL Draft after his junior season at Miami and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 11th pick in the first round. He was the last first-round pick made by the Cowboys under Dallas’ long-time head coach Tom Landry.
Irvin became the first rookie receiver to start a game in 20 years and responded…

Come out and support our State Champion Buckeyes at Mike Craig Ford on Saturday, March 20

Ford Motor Company and Mike Craig Ford are partnering to help raise money in support of Gilmer High School as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program.
Gilmer community members have the opportunity to participate and help raise up to $6,000 for Gilmer High School by test driving a Ford vehicle at the school.
This one-day event will take place on March 20 (today) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ford Motor Company and Mike Craig Ford will donate $20 to Gilmer High for every person from a unique household who test drives a Ford vehicle.
Participants will be raising money for Gilmer Athletic Boosters. In 2009, the Mike Craig Ford Drive One 4 UR School events raised 12,000.00 for Upshur County High Schools.
Each test drive will last approximately 5 minutes. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license.
Limit one test drive per household.
A large group of student volunteers will be on hand to help school supporters test drive a variety of Ford vehicles, including the Taurus, F…

Update: Gilmer Buckeyes Ring Ceremony

The Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Gilmer Buckeyes Ring Ceremony presented by Brookshires tickets will go on sale Monday, March 15 at First National Bank, Gilmer National Bank and the Gilmer High School Field House.
Tickets cost $5 and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will cost $10 at the door.
The ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 27 at the Gilmer Civic Center. A silent auction of Buckeyes memorabilia will start at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.
The Civic Center seats 1,100 people, but only about 600 tickets will be available for sale to the general public due to tickets reserved for players, coaches, their families, and sponsors.
The ceremony will be televised live by Etex and may be simulcast to an overflow outdoor tent if ticket demand warrants.
Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and Hall of Fame member Michael Irvin will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony. Former Buckeyes’ star and current Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Manuel …

Godfrey named Built Ford Tough 3A Player of Year

PLANO — Six outstanding student-athletes have been honored as Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Players of the Year.

In Class 3A, it’s Gilmer Buckeye Quarterback Darian Godrey.

Those honored in other classes include:

• Class 5A: Jeremy Johnson, QB, John Tyler High School,

• Class 4A: Scotty Young, QB, Ryan High School, Denton

• Class 2A: Nate Jeffery, RB, Caddo Mills High School,

• Class 1A: Traylon Shead, RB, Cayuga High School,

• Private: Johnny Catalano, QB, Trinity Christian Academy, Addison

Following is the capsule summary about Godfrey as a Player of the Year winner:

3A: Darian Godfrey, Senior Quarterback, Gilmer High School: What do the Buckeyes do now? With Darian Godfrey starting at quarterback for the last three years, Gilmer went 41-3, becoming a dominant power in 3A. When you look at the 6-1, 190-pounder’s numbers, you know that Coach Jeff Traylor has his work cut out for him.

In leading Gilmer to a 15-0 record and the 2009 state title victory over Abilene Wylie (Darian hi…

Gilmer Buckeyes Ring Ceremony

Chillin' at Buckeye Stadium

Buckeyes move on to next level

Seven Gilmer Buckeyes signed Letters of Intent on Wednesday, committing them to attend the colleges of their choice for the next four years as scholar-athletes.

As many as three more Buckeyes may also receive scholarships, making this one of the most productive classes of Athletic Director Jeff Traylor’s career.

The group was led as they were on the football field by the decision of Darian ‘Stump” Godfrey, their quarterback who was named Friday the Offensive Player of the Year in Class 3A on the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writer Association All State Team.

Most of the other players signing scholarships were also listed on the team, which reflects playoff accomplishments as well as regular season play.

The weekend before the signings, Godfrey traveled to Albuquerque, N.M. to visit the University of New Mexico. The week before his trip to the Mountain West Conference member, he went to see the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Those two schools visited the quarterback in his …