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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.

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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

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With only 16 teams left in the Class 3A Division I playoffs, the Gilmer Buckeyes are just one of many teams with impressive résumés.

“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.

Take La Vega, the Buckeyes’ opponent Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Mesquite. The Pirates have gone at least three rounds deep in the playoffs every year since 2006, sporting an impressive 10-3 playoff record in that span.

“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.

Like Traylor, Williams is coaching in his hometown. “This is the only place I’ve known. I graduated from here and I’ve coached here for 27 years. I’ve never coache…