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Buckeye Pep Rally held downtown on Thursday night after the Yulefest Parade

There was a pep rally Thursday night for the Gilmer Buckeyes at the fountain on the north side of the square downtown.

The pep rally immediately followed the Yulefest Parade.

Gilmer will host the Atlanta Rabbits Friday at 7 p.m. at Lobo Stadium in Longview in a quarterfinal matchup.

In addition, the Yamboree Association - which has purchased 2,000 placards that spell “Go Buckeyes” - urges those with the signs to take them to the game.

Video: Buckeyes Pep Rally in Downtown Gilmer - Dec 4, 2014

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