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Gilmer 50, Liberty-Eylau 45


The Gilmer Buckeyes outlasted a very athletic Liberty-Eylau Leopards team at Jeff Traylor Stadium in Gilmer to kick off the 2015 Texas high school football season.

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.

Read more: - Defending State Champion Gilmer Holds Off Liberty-Eylau In Head Coach Matt Turner’s Debut 

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