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The Gilmer Buckeyes opened District 5-4A Division II play Friday night here with a 60-0 shutout of the Melissa Cardinals. 

It was 36-0 after one quarter and 60-0 at halftime and the clock ran continuously in the second half. 

The game marked the return of Gilmer speedster Lamarcus Morton, who caught two touchdown passes from Zac Spears in the first half. He missed the first half of the regular season due to injury. 

Gilmer (6-0, 1-0) travels to Canton (3-3, 1-0) on Friday night, Oct. 16. Gilmer has now won a school record 22 games in a row and 24 consecutive home games.

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