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Buckeyes head west to play Van Alstyne in Forney Friday night

THE GILMER BUCKEYES are now the fifth Gilmer team since 2003 to get off to a 12-0 start. Two of the previous four won state championships. These Buckeyes, in spite of and also no doubt because of the adversity they have experienced, very much want to become the third GHS team to get championship rings.

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From the Herald-Democrat:

Gilmer a task for Van Alstyne defense

From KTEN Sherman-Denison:

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