The black, the orange, the 'G' and the 14 miles of Highway 271 that separate them -- all the pride is on the line when Gilmer and Gladewater meet, and they'll do so this week in the Dairy Queen Game of the Week.

We haven't had a tougher time choosing the game of the week this season. This week you have Gilmer-Gladewater, along with matchups like 4-0 Whitehouse and the Wildcats' potent offense against the Carthage defense; the last two 3A Division I state champs, Chapel Hill and Henderson, facing off Friday night; and even a great 1A battle between Cayuga and Carlisle.

But the Bears and Buckeyes, now there's a matchup everyone in these two towns takes personally. It's been all Gilmer lately in this rivalry, including a 55-19 win by the Buckeyes in 2011, but Gladewater brings in a more experienced team that has a 3-1 record to match Gilmer.

We'll be live from the game with KLTV to bring you the preview at 6 p.m. on channel 7 and again with KLTV on the Red Zone postgame show, along with plenty of other highlights and insight from games across East Texas -- and, of course, right here on

But, with that said ... who wins?