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Gilmer 41, Gladewater 35

Read more: Longview News-Journal - ET Football: Gilmer Buckeyes deny Gladewater Bears in playoff victory, 41-35

Read more: - Last-Second Touchdown Sends Third-Ranked Gilmer Past Rival Gladewater In Instant Classic

Buckeyes edge Bears in 'instant classic'

Mirror Photo / Mary Laschinger Kirby<br>
KRIS BOYD (21) of the Gilmer Buckeyes breaks into the secondary on his game-winning run against the Gladewater Bears. When the play ended, there were only nine seconds left on the game clock.
Mirror Photo / Mary Laschinger Kirby
KRIS BOYD (21) of the Gilmer Buckeyes breaks into the secondary on his game-winning run against the Gladewater Bears. When the play ended, there were only nine seconds left on the game clock.
Seldom do big games live up to their pre-game hype. Friday's big game between the Gilmer Buckeyes and long time rival Gladewater Bears exceeded expectations, as the Buckeyes stole a victory from the jaws of defeat with a last seconds touchdown to defeat the Bears 41-35 in the third round of the 4A Division II playoffs.

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Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes edge Bears in instant classic

Video: KETK is live with Gilmer and Gladewater coaches

Video: Gilmer rallies to edge Gladewater in playoff thriller

Video: KTBS - Gilmer vs Gladewater 11-28-14

Video: ETFinalScore's high school football post-game show, Nov. 29, 2014 (1st 3 minutes and also interviews with Kris Boyd and Coach Traylor starting at 9 minute mark):

Video: Kris Boyd's Game-Winning 23-Yard Touchdown Run in Gilmer-Gladewater Playoff Game

Video: ETFinalScore - Gilmer Buckeyes Celebrate Victory Over Gladewater

Video: Daylon Mack Scores For Bears

Video: Kris Boyd With Buckeye TD

Video: Buckeyes' Blake Lynch Pushes Through To The End Zone

Video: Gladewater's James Reese Carries For TD

Video: Gilmer Buckeyes' Kris Boyd With 86-Yard TD run after receiving a short pass

Video: Gladewater Bears Enter The Field

Video: Lobos Stadium Over Seating Limit

Video: Kris Boyd's 5th TD wins it for Gilmer with 9 seconds left

Video: KETK - Watch Gilmer's Kris Boyd score game winner against Gladewater

Video: Highlights - Gilmer Buckeyes vs Gladewater Bears

Video: Watch the Buckeyes on Etex (Etex Remix)

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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.

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Gilmer 44, Jacksonville 22

From The Gilmer Mirror:

THE GILMER BUCKEYES rolled to their third victory in as many games Friday night, garnering a 44-22 decision over the winless Jacksonville Indians at the historic Tomato Bowl.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Buckeyes dominate Jacksonville


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