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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.

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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


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“They’re all good this time of the year,” stated Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor, who has led his alma mater to a 108-17 record and one state championship in his 10 years at the helm of the Buckeyes.

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“We do have some experience and tradition,” admitted La Vega head coach Willie Williams, who has a 135-84-2 record in his 20th season as Pirates’ head coach.

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