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Irvin hails Buckeyes as 'dynasty' at Ring Ceremony

By MARY L. KIRBY

“The road to championships are paved with peaks and valleys,” former Dallas Cowboy Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin told the audience at the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Gilmer Buckeyes Ring Ceremony presented by Brookshire’s at the Gilmer Civic Center Saturday. “It is a football family that wins a championship.”

“Teams can handle peaks, but the valleys are handled differently,” said the owner of a National Champsionship ring from the University of Miami and three Super Bowl rings.

“Football teams fail in the valley; a football family bonds in the valley,” Irvin pointed out to the full house. “You got to be a football family.”

Irvin pointed out that he had many opportunites to talk to groups from pee wee to professional who had fallen short of their goal. Those individuals want to know what it takes to be a champion, to reach their goal.

“But that is not the case this time,” Irvin said as he paced the Civic Center stage. “This is the first time that I get to stand and sp…

Gilmer Azalea Orthopedics 7 on 7 Tournament

This tournament begins Saturday morning, May 26, at Jeff Traylor Stadium.

There are seven teams entered in the varsity division.