The Gilmer Buckeyes successfully kicked off the 2012 season Thursday night on Earl Campbell Field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler, opening the 2012 Football Classic with a 31-17 victory over the Atlanta Rabbits.
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TYLER — Gilmer graduated two all-state-caliber quarterbacks in the spring, and a few injuries to a veteran defense during preseason scrimmages took some of the experience away from that unit.
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Gilmer established quarterback Tanner Barr in the first half, while Atlanta went through two signal callers before settling on sophomore Chase Musgrove.
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The half-expected downpour from Tropical Storm Isaac did not materialize at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium on Thursday night, but the Atlanta Rabbits found themselves playing Katy-Barr-The-Door against a more menacing element from the heavens.
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