Friday, August 27, 2010

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

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Live with Gilmer coach

Gilmer and West Rusk win big

Gilmer 63, Atlanta 28
Buckeyes 'relaunch' with another 'Classic' blowout
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

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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, Brian Boyd, Kole Lawhorn, Nick Richardson, Michael Boddie. Not shown, Carlos Tennison, No. 26.

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 in Class 3A Division II and the second in Class 2A Division I.
Coach Traylor says: “They’re much better than last year. The quarterback is special. The two running backs are special. They moved last year’s quarterback to receiver and he’s special. There’s four of those kids that can score at any time. That’s always scary.”

September 10- Jacksonville
Mascot: Indians
Colors: Royal Blue/Gold
District: 14-4A
Enrollment: 1128
2009 Record: 7-4, Bi-district Finalist
Last meeting: 1957, Gilmer won 40-0.
Series Record: Gilmer leads 6-1
Head Coach: Steve Wells (3rd season, 10-12, 49-49 overall)
Returning Starters: 6 Offense/5 Defense
Did you know? Coach Jeff Traylor spent six years on the Jacksonville coaching staff before returning to Gilmer in 2000.
Coach Traylor says: “I coached (Jacksonville senior QB) Ryan Black in camps and he’s good. It’s such a big school with so much talent. That’s gonna be a really good game to find out how good we really are.”

September 17- Liberty-Eylau
Mascot: Leopards
Colors: Crimson/Black/White
District: 15-3A
Enrollment: 719
2009 Record: 6-5, Area Finalist
Last meeting: 2009, Gilmer won 35-17
Series Record: Liberty-Eylau leads 11-5
Head Coach: Pat Brady (7th season, 45-27, 45-27 overall)
Returning Starters: 5 Offense/5 Defense
Did you know? Liberty-Eylau won Class 3A Division I state championships in 1999 and 2006.
Coach Traylor says: “They’ve got a great tailback. Very good on defense. Very athletic. Just a typical Liberty-Eylau team.”

September 24- @ Daingerfield
Mascot: Tigers
Colors: Blue/White
District: 17-2A
Enrollment: 407
2009 Record: 15-1, Class 2A Div. II State Champion
Last meeting: 2009, Gilmer won 43-20
Series Record: Daingerfield leads 30-24
Head Coach: Barry Bowman (3rd season, 30-2, 44-18 overall)
Returning Starters: 5 Offense/2 Defense
Did you know? Daingerfield has won state two years in a row, but both of those years lost to Gilmer for the only blemish on its record each year.
Coach Traylor says: “As talented a group as I’ve ever seen in 2A. They’re unbelievable. We played ‘em in 7-on-7. You gotta play ‘em there, too. I’m sure they’re tired of hearing how Gilmer always beats them, so I would imagine that’s going to be a tough one.”

October 8- Gladewater
Mascot: Bears
Colors: Orange/Black
District: 16-3A
Enrollment: 549
2009 Record: 3-8, 3-2 district, Bi-district Finalist
Last meeting: 2009, Gilmer won 67-12
Series Record: Gilmer leads 27-25-2
Head Coach: Jerrod Baugh (1st season)
Returning Starters: 7 Offense/7 Defense
Did you know? The last time Gladewater won seven games in a season was in 2002.
Coach Traylor says: “Much better, because their sprint relay is back (state qualifiers in track). They’ve got the Davis twins (Corey and Cortney) who can just flat out go. And that coaching staff will have them fired up. Those Longview guys will have them ready to go. I expect it to be more of a Gilmer-Gladewater rivalry game than it has been in the past.”

October 15- @ Carthage
Mascot: Bulldogs
Colors: Red/White
District: 17-3A
Enrollment: 731
2009 Record: 16-0, 5-0 district, Div. II State Champion
Last meeting: 2008, Carthage won 31-28
Series Record: Carthage leads 4-3
Head Coach: Scott Surratt (4th season, 55-5, 55-5 overall)
Returning Starters: 4 Offense/4 Defense
Did you know? Gilmer geared much of its season in 2009 around avenging the 2008 quarterfinal loss to Carthage only to have expected Div. I qualifier Chapel Hill not win its final regular season game by enough points to make the playoffs. Thus, Carthage and Gilmer went into different divisions and both wound up winning state in undefeated fashion.
Coach Traylor says: “Quarterback makes ‘em go — (Anthony) Morgan. Two great receivers. Got a great linebacker, a great safety. Very well-coached team. I think Scott does as good a job as anybody does.”

October 22- Spring Hill
Mascot: Panthers
Colors: Blue/Silver/White
District: 16-3A
Enrollment: 524
2009 Record: 3-6, 2-3 district
Last meeting: 2009, Gilmer won 66-14
Series Record: Gilmer leads 12-2
Head Coach: Bill Poe (1st season)
Returning Starters: 7 Offense/7 Defense
Did you know? The Buckeyes’ 684 total yards against the Panthers in 2006 is the most in team history.
Coach Traylor says: “Coach Poe has done a good job. They’re in the spread now. Quarterback makes ‘em go, Dylan Brown. They’ve got two good receivers. Their lines are good. They’ll be a lot better. They’ll be much improved.”

October 29- @ Henderson
Mascot: Lions
Colors: Blue/Red
District: 16-3A
Enrollment: 879.5
2009 Record: 5-5, 2-3 district
Last meeting: 1997, Henderson won 48-0
Series Record: Gilmer leads 5-2-1
Head Coach: Dickey Meeks (5th season, 11-29, 203-162-7 overall)
Returning Starters: 5 Offense/8 Defense
Did you know? Gilmer beat Henderson there, 101-0, in 1928.
Coach Traylor says: “Of the coaches I talk to, that’s the team that has the most talent, from what I understand. That’s the most physically gifted team. You know, that’s just another 4A school dropping down. That’s usually trouble when they first drop down. You gotta go there as well. So that’s another bad draw for us.”

November 5- Pittsburg
Mascot: Eagles
Colors: Black/Vegas Gold
District: 16-3A
Enrollment: 645
2009 Record: 12-2, 5-0 district, Div. II Semifinalist
Last meeting: 2005, Gilmer won 55-6
Series Record: Gilmer leads 40-21-3
Head Coach: Robert Manley (4th season, 27-11, 92-56 overall)
Returning Starters: 5 Offense/6 Defense
Did you know? Pittsburg nearly upset Gilmer during the latter’s 16-0 run to the Class 3A Division II state championship in 2004. A last-minute TD pass from Manuel Johnson to Tay Bowser averted it and Gilmer won, 22-18.
Coach Traylor says: “They’ve got the big quarterback (Mitch Manley) coming back, the coach’s son. Coach Manley does a great job. His son’s a good player. It just caps off an unbelievable schedule there.”

1st annual Matt Camp Classic set for Sept 4

The Gilmer Mirror - 1st annual Matt Camp Classic set for Sept 4

May the 'G' Force be with you

The Gilmer Mirror - May the 'G' Force be with you

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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New audio streamer for

The live audio of the games will continue, but EZStream is no longer the host.

The new site for Buckeyes games is here:

Gilmer High School Football 2010 Broadcast Site

This site is also going to be accessible via

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Buckeyes mostly dominant in final scrimmage

“Whenever I look up and see the Buckeyes behind on the scoreboard, I am not pleased,” Athletic Director Jeff Traylor told The Mirror after the Thursday scrimmage here. Gilmer trailed New Boston 14-3 in the game conditions segment.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes mostly dominant in final scrimmage

Thursday, August 19, 2010

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 ...

Some questions answered in first Buckeyes scrimmage

The Gilmer Buckeyes scrimmaged the Whitehouse Wildcats Saturday morning at Wildcat Stadium in Whitehouse.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Some questions answered in first Buckeyes scrimmage

Friday, August 13, 2010

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
45.3 mi – about 59 mins
Suggested routes
TX-155 S
45.3 mi 59 mins
US-271 S
49.0 mi 1 hour 4 mins
Farm to Market Rd 14 and TX-155 S
50.2 mi 1 hour 6 mins
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From downtown Gilmer, TX

1. Head west on E Marshall St toward N Wood St
85 ft
2. Take the 1st right onto TX-155 S/S Wood St
Continue to follow TX-155 S

14.6 mi
3. Turn right at W Broadway St
0.8 mi
4. Turn left at TX-155 S
12.6 mi
5. Turn right at TX-155 S/US-271 S
7.0 mi
6. Slight left at N Beckham Ave
2.5 mi
7. Continue onto TX-110 S
7.6 mi
8. Turn right at W Wildcat
0.1 mi

106 Wildcat Dr
Whitehouse, TX 75791

Saturday, August 07, 2010

'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 parents will meet in Buckeye Gymnasium.
Also at the event, the Gilmer Athletic Boosters Club will have a table set up to sell subscriptions to ESPN The Magazine. A 2-year subscription (52 issues) costs only $40 and the Booster Club gets to keep $30 from each sale! Cash and checks made out to the Gilmer Athletic Booster Club will be accepted.
A subscription also comes with a FREE 2-year subscription to ESPN insider at (an $80 value). If you already have a subscription, you may renew it through this fundraiser for the same low price and get the ESPN insider subscription also. Subscriptions also make great gifts!

From The Gilmer Mirror: Meet the Buckeyes held

Thursday, August 05, 2010

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

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Traylor foresees tough district, rebuilding year for Buckeyes

Coach Jeff Traylor described a rebuilding year for the Gilmer Buckeyes when he spoke to the Gilmer Rotary Club Tuesday about the 2010 football season.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Traylor foresees tough district rebuilding year for Buckeyes