Friday, July 12, 2013

Eventual champion Graham edges Gilmer, 26-20, in quarterfinals of Texas State 7 on 7 Championships Division II


Buckeyes advance to Division II quarterfinals in State 7 on 7 Championships
by ELWYN HENDERSON

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JOSH WALKER (20) and ARDARIUS JOHNSON (3) of the Buckeyes are pictured in their adidas® uniforms at the Texas State 7 on 7 Championships last week. The Buckeyes will have a few weeks off before practices start on Monday, Aug. 5.
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JOSH WALKER (20) and ARDARIUS JOHNSON (3) of the Buckeyes are pictured in their adidas® uniforms at the Texas State 7 on 7 Championships last week. The Buckeyes will have a few weeks off before practices start on Monday, Aug. 5.
Making a return to Division II of the Texas State 7on7 Championships after a year’s absence, the Gilmer Buckeyes made some noise early in Leander last Thursday, winning all three of their games in Pool Play and making it into the Championship Bracket that began last Friday morning at 9 a.m.


Read more:The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes advance to Division II quarterfinals in State 7 on 7 Championships


The Gilmer Buckeyes won their first two games in the championship bracket Friday, 34-12 over White Oak, and 33-27 over Houston Westbury Christian, before falling to the Graham Steers, 26-20, in a game that concluded at about 12:20 p.m.

Graham then defeated Somerset, 45-20, and Argyle, 33-31, to become the State 7 on 7 Division II champion in a game that concluded around 4:30 p.m. Friday at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park.

Read more: ETFinalScore.com - Gilmer falls short of semifinals berth at state 7-on-7

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Gilmer WR Desmond Pollard. (ETSN.fm)





Gilmer QB Tanner Barr. (ETSN.fm)






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GRAHAM players receive their championship shirts.

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Year-by-year 7-on-7 state championship results

DIVISION I

1998: Southlake Carroll 47, Grapevine 33
1999: North Mesquite 31, Lake Worth 27
2000: Celina 45, Abilene Cooper 41
2001: Baytown Lee 34, Austin Bowie 32
2002: Katy Cinco Ranch 42, Abilene 36
2003: Odessa Permian 41, Burnet 27
2004: Tyler Lee 40, Katy Taylor 26
2005: Baytown Lee 51, Bay City 34
2006: Col. Heritage 58, Rockwall 42
2007: Georgetown 41, Hou. Stratford 24
2008: Richland 35, Mesquite 32
2009: RR Stony Point 33, Cyp. Fairbanks 31
2010: Lake Travis 42, DeSoto 39
2011: DeSoto 34, Houston Lamar 25
2012: Plano 45, Manvel 28
2013: Southlake Carroll 46, Hou. Stratford 27

DIVISION II

2007: Celina 28, Crane 21
2008: Crane 38, Navasota 27
2009: Celina 34, Rice Consolidated 19
2010: Brownwood 34, Cameron 32
2011: Melissa 27, Kincaid 20
2012: Celina 34, Graham 28
2013: Graham 33, Argyle 31

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Buckeyes sweep all three games of pool play Thursday at Texas State 7 on 7 Championships

The Gilmer Buckeyes defeated the La Marque Cougars, 27-14, Thursday afternoon in the first 7 on 7 game in Pool J of Division II of the Texas State 7 on 7 Championships at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park.

The Buckeyes defeated Rockdale, 20-6, in the second game of the day. Then they won their third and final game of pool play against Wellington by the score of 39-12.

The Buckeyes will resume play in the championship bracket at 9 a.m. Friday morning against White Oak. The Roughnecks went 2-1 in pool play Thursday.

White Oak and Gilmer were the two qualifiers from the Gilmer State Qualifying Tournament held on June 15.

The Buckeyes are being coached by Stump Godfrey, who led Gilmer to the Class 3A Division I state championship in 2009.

h/t Matt Stepp of TheOldCoach.com

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