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Buckeyes face Pine Tree after impressive opener

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Buckeyes face Pine Tree after impressive opener

KELTON COLLIER (22) of the Buckeyes runs by a Liberty-Eylau defender.
(Mirror photo by Mary Laschinger Kirby)
KELTON COLLIER (22) of the Buckeyes runs by a Liberty-Eylau defender. 
(Mirror photo by Mary Laschinger Kirby)

Each season Gilmer head football coach Jeff Traylor usually expects to see the most improvement from his team between game one and game two. Based on the Buckeyes’ performance against Liberty-Eylau in game one; that will be a tough order this season.

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September 5-@ Pine Tree
STADIUM: Pirate Stadium
STADIUM SURFACE: Artificial Turf
3737 Loop 281
Longview, TX 75604

Mascot: Pirates
Colors: Navy Blue/Gold
District: 15-5A
Enrollment: 1,278
Head Coach: David Collins (1st season at school, 0-1, 0-1 overall) Offensive Formation: Multiple Spread Defensive Formation: 4-2-5
Returning Starters: 6 Offense/7 Defense
2013 Record: 3-7; 0-5
2014 Record: 0-1, Lost to Jacksonville 62-37 in week 0
Last meeting: 2005, Gilmer won 45-16
Series Record: Pine Tree leads 14-17-1


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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…

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