Friday, August 31, 2012

Gilmer 31, Atlanta 17



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.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes open 2012 season with historic victory



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.

Read more: EAST TEXAS SPORTS NETWORK - GILMER TOPS ATLANTA 31-17 FOR 600TH WIN IN PROGRAM HISTORY [VIDEO]



Gilmer established quarterback Tanner Barr in the first half, while Atlanta went through two signal callers before settling on sophomore Chase Musgrove.

Read more: Longview News-Journal - Buckeyes trounce Rabbits



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.

Read more: ETFinalScore.com - Gilmer captures 600th win

MaxPreps: Box Score

Video: Gilmer Buckeyes vs Atlanta Rabbits

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