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Gilmer 35, Henderson 20


Gilmer beats Henderson, takes 16-3A title

Stark: Gilmer goes all out for Luke Turner

From The Gilmer Mirror:

THE GILMER BUCKEYES overcame a 14-0 deficit Friday night at Buckeye Stadium, scored 35 unanswered points before a final Henderson tally, and defeated the Lions 35-20 to claim the 2011 District 16-3A championship.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes win District of Doom with 35 20 triumph over Henderson

From the Longview News-Journal:

Gilmer Buckeyes clinch playoff spot with victory over Henderson

From the Henderson Daily News:

Turnovers, blocked FG too much for Lions to overcome

From KYTX Tyler:

Video (includes interview with Jordan Traylor)

From KTBS Shreveport:

Gilmer vs. Henderson - Video

From KETK Tyler:

Gilmer Beats Henderson and More Highlights

From The Gilmer Mirror:

Video: Henderson Lions at Gilmer Buckeyes

View directly on YouTube at this YouTube Channel.


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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…