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Two Of East Texas’ Best Square Off When No. 3 Gilmer Meets Atlanta For Regional Championship



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Gilmer faces Atlanta for Region II title

byJOE DODD

When Buckeyes' head coach Jeff Traylor took over the football program at his alma mater Gilmer, it wasn't until his fourth year that the Buckeyes recorded double digit wins in a season and made their first extended playoff push.

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