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Is Jeff Traylor the Best East Texas High School Football Coach Ever?

Gilmer's Kris Boyd (middle) is interviewed by Fox Sports' Erin Hartigan (right) as Buckeyes head coach Jeff Traylor looks on following Gilmer's state championship win over West Orange-Stark on Dec. 19, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer's Kris Boyd (middle) is interviewed by Fox Sports' Erin Hartigan (right) as Buckeyes head coach Jeff Traylor looks on following Gilmer's state championship win over West Orange-Stark on Dec. 19, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)

Dennis Alexander. Jim Norman. Scott Surratt. Jeff Traylor.

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Gilmer Coach Jeff Traylor Will Accept Texas Assistant Job

Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor hoists the trophy after the Buckeyes' 35-25 win over West Orange-Stark in the Class 4A Division II championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor hoists the trophy after the Buckeyes' 35-25 win over West Orange-Stark in the Class 4A Division II championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)

It looks like one of East Texas' most successful football coaches is headed to the Forty Acres.

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Reports: Gladewater DT Daylon Mack Will Pick Texas A&M Over Texas, TCU

Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack stuck to his guns and signed with Texas A&M, to which he was committed for more than a year, Wednesday morning. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack stuck to his guns and signed with Texas A&M, to which he was committed for more than a year, Wednesday morning. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

If the stories are true, Gladewater five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack has made his college choice.

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#DEZign8: Gilmer Takes Memory of Desmond Pollard All the Way to State Title Win

Gilmer players (from left) Blake Lynch, Chris Boyd, Chase Tate and McLane Carter carry the jersey of the late Desmond Pollard (8) and Gladewater's Nikalas Wisinger (68) out to the coin toss before their Class 4A Division II state championship game against West Orange-Stark on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer players (from left) Blake Lynch, Chris Boyd, Chase Tate and McLane Carter carry the jersey of the late Desmond Pollard (8) and Gladewater's Nikalas Wisinger (68) out to the coin toss before their Class 4A Division II state championship game against West Orange-Stark on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Jeff Stapleton, ETSN.fm)

ARLINGTON -- Gilmer quarterback McLane Carter took a knee. Then he did it again. The second kneel punctuated a perfect season. 16-0. The Buckeyes were state champions.

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Daylon Mack Decommits from Texas A&M

Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack stuck to his guns and signed with Texas A&M, to which he was committed for more than a year, Wednesday morning. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack stuck to his guns and signed with Texas A&M, to which he was committed for more than a year, Wednesday morning. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Five minutes before Gilmer and West Orange-Stark kicked off their Class 4A Division II state championship game on Friday at AT&T Stadium, Daylon Mack was the biggest news of the day.

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A Family Affair: Waskom Makes History

Waskom linebacker Mike Reason celebrates with the crowd during the Wildcats' 41-22 win over Newton on Thursday in the Class 3A Division II state championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Waskom linebacker Mike Reason celebrates with the crowd during the Wildcats' 41-22 win over Newton on Thursday in the Class 3A Division II state championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

ARLINGTON -- AT&T Stadium's 60-yard-long screen showed a Waskom fan with a sign during the first half of the Wildcats' 41-22 win over Newton in the Class 3A Division II state championship on Thursday.

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Chan Amie Leads the Dominating Charge By Waskom’s Defense + Special Teams in State Title Game

Waskom linebacker Chan Amie (15) closes in on a tackle against Newton running back Gabe Foster on Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Amie had 24 tackles, two for loss and a forced fumble in the Wildcats' 41-22 win. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Waskom linebacker Chan Amie (15) closes in on a tackle against Newton running back Gabe Foster on Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Amie had 24 tackles, two for loss and a forced fumble in the Wildcats' 41-22 win. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

ARLINGTON -- Newton had the lead on Waskom for exactly 15 seconds on Thursday at AT&T Stadium.

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After Celina Coach’s Comments, Gilmer Offense Puts on a Show in State Semifinals

The end zone was a familiar place for Blake Lynch and the Gilmer Buckeyes against Celina on Friday night in Dallas, just as it has been all season. Gilmer is now second all-time in scoring with 915 points in 15 games. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
The end zone was a familiar place for Blake Lynch and the Gilmer Buckeyes against Celina on Friday night in Dallas, just as it has been all season. Gilmer is now second all-time in scoring with 915 points in 15 games. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

DALLAS -- If the desire of reaching the state championship game wasn't enough for Gilmer, the Buckeyes had a little extra motivation before their 67-14 win over Celina on Friday night.

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