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Gilmer 63, Atlanta 28

From the Longview News-Journal:

Buckeyes roll in season opener

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Buckeyes Unveil New Stars In Lopsided Win

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Hare-Raising Experience For Atlanta Against Gilmer

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Thursday Night Football

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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
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
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

'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

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