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Gilmer 50, Pleasant Grove 7

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Buckeyes rout Pleasant Grove

Mirror Photo / Mary Laschinger Kirby<br>
DEMARCO BOYD (5) of the Buckeyes assaults DEVUNTAY WALKER (5) of the Hawks.
Mirror Photo / Mary Laschinger Kirby
DEMARCO BOYD (5) of the Buckeyes assaults DEVUNTAY WALKER (5) of the Hawks.
Just days before Gilmer senior quarterback McLane Carter was to start his first playoff game for the Buckeyes against the Pleasant Grove Hawks, he received a phone call from his older brother, G.J. Kinne.

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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…