BRONTE -- Beckville defeated Sterling City, Abbott, Hubbard and Bronte during Friday action at Bronte's Showdown of Texas Tournament.
Carson Blair scored a team-best six kills and Madi Mize served up four aces in the team's opening 25-7, 25-12 win against Sterling City
Gilmer senior Demarco Boyd, who finished with 145 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, looks for room to run during the Buckeyes' 50-45 season-opening win over Liberty-Eylau on Thursday night in Gilmer. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)
GILMER -- Despite missing most of 2014's offensive superstars and 15-year head coach Jeff Traylor, the Gilmer Buckeyes began the new year the same way they ended last season: in the winner's circle.
Defending state champion and third-ranked Gilmer held off a talented and experienced Liberty-Eylau squad, 50-45, in each team's season opener Thursday night at the newly-named Jeff Traylor Stadium.
Gilmer RB/DL Demarco Boyd. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
There are many reasons why Thursday's season-opening meeting between Liberty-Eylau and Gilmer deserves the No. 1 ranking on ETSN.fm's list of the top 25 games of 2015.
For one, it will be the first time Gilmer takes the field with someone other than Jeff Traylor coaching the Buckeyes since 1999
Linebacker Cambron Granville is just one of many playmakers Gilmer brought back on the defensive side. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
There's nowhere else for Gilmer to go. The Buckeyes won the 2014 Class 4A Division II state championship last season.
That being said, they can get back. We think that's a realistic possibility.
First-year head coach Matt Turner's squad will begin the year ranked No. 2 in ETSN.fm's Class 4A Poll.
Senior Gilmer athlete and Texas defensive commitment Demarco Boyd. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Gilmer had no issues whatsoever in District 5-4A Division II last season en route to winning the Class 4A Division II state championship and becoming the second-highest scoring team in state history
John Tyler coach Ricklan Holmes looks on during the Lions' 49-21 win over Rockwall-Heath in their Class 5A Division I regional playoff Nov. 28, 2013, in Waco. (Mike Davis, ETSN.fm)
The Associated Press released its preseason high school football poll on Wednesday, and eight East Texas teams will begin the year ranked their respective class's top 10.
Carthage QB Jarod Blissett. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Two of the most storied football programs in East Texas collide in Week 5 of the season when Carthage meets Gilmer on Sept. 26 in the No. 20 game on ETSN.fm's list of the top 25 games of 2015.
Gilmer first-year head coach Matt Turner observes the team's workout Monday evening at Buckeye Stadium. (Mark Martin, ETSN.fm)
GILMER -- Since winning the Class 4A Division II state championship almost nine months ago, a lot has changed in Gilmer. Not the least of which was an unforeseen coaching shakeup in February.
Tyler Lee quarterback Zach Hall looks for room to run during the Red Raiders' 62-54 loss to Garland on Oct. 17, 2014, in Tyler. (Mike Davis, ETSN.fm)
The East Texas football landscapes never disappoints. Each summer, the staff at ETSN.fm combs through the thousands of players in the area to pick its annual preseason East Texas Super Team.
Here’s a look at Gilmer's time at its ETSN.fm Photo Days shoot.