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.
WHITEHOUSE -- It was only one scrimmage, but there were two obvious observations at its conclusion: Gilmer looks every bit like the Class 4A Division II contender its projected to be, and Whitehouse has some work to do.
With the season nearly two weeks away, several East Texas teams will begin with targets on the their backs. Ten area programs are ranked in the top 10 in the preseason Associated Press high school football polls, which were released Wednesday.
The volleyball season officially gets under way Monday, and several East Texas teams are shooting for big goals over the next few months.
GILMER -- Jeff Traylor is entering his 15th season as head coach of the Gilmer Buckeyes. But even after all this time, he never grows tired of the first official day of workouts.
There is no shortage of talent in East Texas, which should make for one fantastic high school football season. For purposes of this piece, you could say there is actually a surplus of talent in the region.
BRYAN -- A handful of East Texans were honored on the Texas Sports Writers Association/Collin Street Bakery Class 3A All-State Baseball Team, which was released Tuesday.
COLLEGE STATION -- Kris Boyd spent a good amount of time Friday morning trying to make it to Veterans Park and Athletic Complex to play in Gilmer's run at the Division II 7-on-7 state championship and ultimately participated in a 20-18 second-round loss against Kaufman
2014 Texas State 7-on-7 Championships
At College Station
Thursday's East Texas Pool Play Results