Demarco Boyd's 12-yard run for first down yardage on 4th and 1 from his own 49 during Gilmer's final possession allowed the Bux to run out the clock and preserve the 50-45 victory.
It was Coach Matt Turner's debut as head coach. The Buckeyes extended their streaks - 17 wins in a row, 20 wins at home in a row and 14 season opening wins in a row. Gilmer hosts Pine Tree in its next game on Friday, Sept. 4.
The Gilmer Buckeyes travel to R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium in Kilgore to take on the Kilgore Bulldogs in both teams' second and final scrimmage before the 2015 regular season begins. This is only the "live" part of the scrimmage simulating two quarters of game action. A controlled scrimmage preceded this. (Update: This will be viewable again after the season is over.)
This is only the controlled part of the scrimmage between the Gilmer Buckeyes and the Hallsville Bobcats. It was played at Bobcat Stadium in Hallsville on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (Update: This will be viewable again after the season is over.)