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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.


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From the Denton Record-Chronicle:
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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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