Sunday, June 16, 2013

Buckeyes go 4-0 in State Qualifying Tournament here

by ELWYN HENDERSON
elwynh@juno.com

In the absence of their 7on7 head coach Rebel Jackson, who was unable to attend the Gilmer State Qualifying Tournament last Saturday ...

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes qualify for State


The Gilmer Buckeyes 7on7 team defeated Alto, Mount Vernon and Chapel Hill in pool play and then won a semifinal round game against Mabank. The winner of the other semifinal game was White Oak.

The two teams skipped the title game as both had qualified for the State Tournament at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park on July 11-13.

 Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes go 4 0 in State Qualifying Tournament here

Monday, June 10, 2013

Buckeyes make good showing at Nike Football Festival

by ELWYN HENDERSON
elwynh@juno.com


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The Gilmer Buckeye 7on7 team had their most impressive outing last Saturday since winning the Gilmer Tournament on May 18.


Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes make good showing at prestigious Nike event




 The Gilmer Buckeyes went 2-2-1 Saturday at the Nike Football Festival in McKinney in games against Throckmorton (tie), Denton (win), Frisco Lone Star (loss), Euless Trinity (win) and Arlington (loss). This video shows the games listed above in order.



Friday, June 07, 2013

Buckeyes to compete in 2013 Nike Football Festival in McKinney on Saturday, June 8

Saturday
9:00am until 3:30pm

Pool A of the Nike Football Festival will include three newcomers to the event: Gilmer (2012 State Runner-Up), Frisco Lone Star and Throckmorton (2012 State Champions!), as well as Denton.
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Man Up and Show Up! 24 of the top schools across the Lone Star State will come together to compete in a variety of skills, including 7on7 as well as Quarterback, Kicking, Lineman and Hands-On Challenges, and a 40-Yard Dash to determine the fastest QB, Lineman and Skills Player at the event. An overall Team Champion will be awarded based on success in each of the various competitions.










Most all have a swagger ... 5 of 24 schools in the Nike Football Festival on Saturday either played for or won a State Championship last December in Texas: Allen is defending 5A, Div. I state champion; Cedar Hill is defending 5A, Div. II state runner-up; Denton Guyer is defending 4A, Div. I state champion; Gilmer is defending 3A, Div. II state runner-up; and Throckmorton is defending Class A (six man), Division I state champion.




Congratulations to the 24 high schools invited to participate in the 2013 Nike Football Festival: Allen, Arlington (2011 NFF champion), Austin Westlake, Cedar Hill, Coppell, Dallas Skyline, Denton, Denton Guyer, DeSoto (defending champion), Euless Trinity, Frisco Lone Star, Gilmer, Hebron, Highland Park, Hurst LD Bell, Irving, Irving MacArthur, McKinney Boyd, Plano East, Prosper, Richardson Pearce, Rockwall Heath, South Oak Cliff and Throckmorton.
Congratulations to the 24 high schools invited to participate in the 2013 Nike Football Festival: Allen, Arlington (2011 NFF champion), Austin Westlake, Cedar Hill, Coppell, Dallas Skyline, Denton, Denton Guyer, DeSoto (defending champion), Euless Trinity, Frisco Lone Star, Gilmer, Hebron, Highland Park, Hurst LD Bell, Irving, Irving MacArthur, McKinney Boyd, Plano East, Prosper, Richardson Pearce, Rockwall Heath, South Oak Cliff and Throckmorton.





Thursday, June 06, 2013

Buckeyes will have one more chance to qualify for state after coming up short at Bullard SQT


by ELWYN HENDERSON
elwynh@juno.com

The Gilmer Buckeye 7on7 varsity went into the Bullard State Qualifying Tournament last Saturday hoping to finish in the top two teams out of eight entrants and punch their ticket to the State 7on7 Tournament in Leander next month. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, as Gilmer went 1-2 in Pool Play and finished their day early. They will have one final chance to qualify at the Gilmer SQT on Saturday, June 15.


Read more:The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes will have one more chance to qualify for state after coming up short at Bullard SQT