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Buckeyes come home to face Daingerfield after successful month on the road


Mirror Photo / Mary Laschinger Kirby
THE BUCKEYES celebrate with Coach Jeff Traylor after Gilmer’s hard-fought 21-7 victory over the Liberty-Eylau Leopards at Harris Field in Texarkana last Friday night. Gilmer has played four road games in a row to start the season and won them all. Homecoming is Friday night against the Daingerfield Tigers (3-1).

IN WHAT is probably an unprecedented achievement, the Gilmer Buckeyes have won four consecutive games on the road to start the 2011 season. But, as the saying goes, there’s no place like home.

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