The Gilmer Buckeyes will face off against the Navasota Rattlers on Friday, December 21st at 4:00pm. Advance tickets may be purchased through Thursday at the Administration building. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets at the gate will be $15. Parking at the stadium will be $10 per vehicle.
Everyone will require a ticket, regardless of age. Tickets are good for all games being played in the stadium on 12/21/12, although they are good for ONE ENTRY ONLY. If you leave the stadium between games you must pay to re-enter.
Air horns are not allowed in the stadium. Other noisemakers are allowed. Tickets purchased from the school are good for entry through Entry C and Entry H only.
Students will be released for the Christmas holiday at the end of day on Thursday, December 20th to allow staff, students and supporters to arrive safely to the game.
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…