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Gilmer 48, Atlanta 14

From The Gilmer Mirror:

THE GILMER BUCKEYES successfully opened the 2011 postseason playoff campaign with a convincing 48-14 victory over the Atlanta Rabbits Friday night at Lobo Stadium in Longview, moving their season record to 11-0. Atlanta ends their season at 5-6, and now heads to play round ball.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes blast Rabbits

From the Longview News-Journal:

Gilmer Buckeyes bury Rabbits, 48-14


Gilmer cruises past Atlanta, 48-14


Gilmer running game proves too much for Atlanta

From KYTX Tyler:

HS Football Playoffs Round 1 Highlights, Scores, and Interviews (Gilmer game is at 4:30 mark and includes an interview with Nick Richardson)

From KETK Tyler:

Gilmer wins big over Atlanta

From KTBS Shreveport:

Gilmer vs. Atlanta - Video

From KTAL Shreveport:

Atlanta-Gilmer Football Playoff Highlights

From KLTV Tyler:

Red Zone - Part 1 (Gilmer game is the third one covered in this segment)

From The Gilmer Mirror:

Video: Gilmer Buckeyes vs Atlanta Rabbits - Bi-District


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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…