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'Pink Out' Friday at Gilmer High School and Buckeye Stadium

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of Mrs. Carrie Henry (wife of Gilmer coach Lonnie Henry) and all who are fighting and surviving against this disease, those in attendance at Friday night’s game between the Gilmer Buckeyes and the Henderson Lions at Buckeye Stadium are encouraged to wear pink.
Also, the Gilmer High School Pep Rally Friday afternoon will have a “Pink Out” theme with the GHS Cheerleaders Booster Club selling “Pink Out” T-shirts. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
The Pep Rally begins at 3:15 p.m. at the GHS Gym.
There will also be a “Pass the Helmet” going on at the game Friday night to benefit Mrs. Henry.


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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…