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Buckeyes go 1-2 in Bullard SQT, travel to Diboll Saturday



By ELWYN HENDERSON

Just six days after winning the ETBU 7-on-7 football tournament in Marshall, the youth and inexperience of the Gilmer Buckeye Varsity Squad was on display on the practice field at the Bullard 7-on-7 State Qualifying Tournament last Friday.

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