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UIL - Football State Championships Spectator Information

Home Team - Gilmer                               

Visitor Team - Navasota

Compact Cameras (still only) are permitted inside Cowboys Stadium as long as their use does not interfere with the event or other guests' enjoyment of the event. Video Cameras, tripods, monopods and cameras with a lens longer than 3" (detachable or non-detachable) are prohibited inside Cowboys Stadium.

Parking: $10

Note: All game patrons are strongly encouraged to utilize Cowboys Stadium parking, because ticketing/towing is heavily enforced in the surrounding commercial areas.
  • If you're coming to support a designated home team, look for parking within Lots 4-13. The home team will be on the South Sideline.
  • If you're coming to support a designated visitor team, look for parking within Lots 1-4 and 10. The visitor team will be on the North Sideline.
  • Fans are welcome to park in any of the Cowboys Stadium lots open for $10 public parking; however, the areas mentioned above should put you closest to the sideline of your team.
  • Parking Lot hours: December 14 parking lots open at 5:30pm. December 20-22, parking lots open at 10:00am

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Video: Highlights from the 2011 Class 3A Division II State Championship Game


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“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…