There was a big shake-up in this week's Associated Press Class 5A poll.
Gilmer dominated Liberty-Eylau, 55-16, in its season opener, looking every bit the part of a state-championship contender. The Buckeyes are up two spots to No. 1 in this week's ETSN.fm East Texas Class 4A poll.
TYLER -- First impressions often last the longest, and it was quite the debut for Blake Lynch in a Gilmer Buckeyes uniform.
No. 8 Gilmer Buckeyes (0-0)
Liberty-Eylau Leopards (0-0)
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Rose Stadium, Tyler
- Gilmer: Jeff Traylor
- Liberty-Eylau: Steve Wells
- Gilmer: at Pine Tree, Sept. 5
- Liberty-Eylau: vs. Mount Pleasant, Sept. 5
- RB/CB Kris B
GILMER -- The Lindale Lady Eagles escaped with a five-set victory over Gilmer in non-district volleyball action Tuesday night.
The Gilmer Buckeyes should be state championship contenders. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
BIG SANDY -- Beckville got the last laugh against Tyler Grace.
The Lady Bearcats (11-3) defeated Grace for the Big Sandy Tournament title Saturday, just two days after falling to the Lady Cougars in an earlier tournament match.
We're getting very deep into ETSN.fm's top 25 games of 2014 list.
Game No. 4 on our countdown is one available to a large audience. Carthage -- the defending Class 3A Division I champion -- and powerhouse Gilmer will battle it out at Longview's Lobo Stadium on Sept. 27.
The #ALSIceBucketChallenge has taken over the Internet and social media over the past several weeks, and the craze has reached high school football fields in East Texas.
The 2014 Gilmer team would be a district frontrunner pretty much anywhere the UIL put them.
We won't beat around the bush. Gilmer is the team to beat in District 5-4A Division II.