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Tanner Barr + Kris Boyd Lead No. 1 Gilmer to 64-7 Rout of Henderson

Gilmer quarterback Tanner Barr looks to pass during the Buckeyes’ 64-7 rout of Henderson on Saturday night in Longview. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

LONGVIEW – Tanner Barr and Kris Boyd were dynamic Saturday night at Lobo Stadium, proving just too much for Henderson to handle in leading the top-ranked Buckeyes to a 64-7 triumph over the Lions.

Barr, the Gilmer quarterback, threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns, and Boyd added 177 rushing yards and three scores as Buckeyes remained unbeaten at 7-0 for the season and 3-0 against 16-3A opponents.

Henderson dropped to 1-5 and 0-2, respectively.

Gilmer’s Kris Boyd looks for room to run during the Buckeyes’ 64-7 win over Henderson on Saturday in Longview. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Henderson scored first as quarterback Zane Boles, who threw for 127 yards, found Tre’ Hollins on a 6-yard completion to cap a 74-yard drive. Edgar Sanchez booted the PAT and Gilmer found itself behind, 7-0, for only the second time this season.

The Buckeyes answered though, getting down to business by scoring 64 unanswered points on nine of its 10 possessions.

Boyd’s touchdowns came on runs of 9, 13 and 24 yards. Barr was 10 of 13 for 244 yards in the first half.

His scoring strikes covered 32 yards to Devondrick Dixon, 56 to Chase Tate, 27 to Nick Smith and 3 to Jordan Williams.

Before the evening was complete, Texas A&M commit Josh Walker scored on a 1-yard run,  Kelton Collier came on to add a 3-yard run to go with a 3-yard run by Jordan Williams.

Jaidon Parrish and Dixon came away with interceptions for the Buckeyes’ defense. Parrish’s pick set up the final scoring march of the first half, which covered 21 yards.

Henderson’s Zedrick Lister is brought down by a pair of Gilmer defenders during their game Saturday night in Longview. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

The Buckeyes finished with 623 yards of total offense. Gilmer limited Henderson to 187 yards — 60 rushing on 32 carries. The Lions leading rusher was Tim Hogan, who had 30 yards on seven carries. Randy Davis finished with 29 yards on 18 carries.

Gilmer, which has an open date next week, put together drives of 68, 76, 97, 93 and 21 yards for points in the first half alone. The Buckeyes’ scoring marches in the second half covered 57, 79, 80 and 52 yards.

Boles was 10 of 19 passing for 127 yards. His leading receivers were Hollins (3-51, 1) and Tristan Lary (3-32).

Barr was both efficient and effect, completing 14 of 19 for 304 passing yards. Parrish, who came in late to quarterback, was 1 for 1 for 9 yards.

Although Desmond Pollard did not have a scoring catch, he was the leading Buckeyes’ receiver with four receptions for 80 yards.

Henderson returns to action Friday, playing Spring Hill in Longview.

No. 1 Gilmer 64, Henderson 7

Lobo Stadium, Longview

Henderson 7 0 0 0   — 7
Gilmer 14 22 21 7  –  64

First Quarter
HEN: Zane Boles 6 pass to Tre’ Hollins. Edgar Sanchez kick.
GIL: Kris Boyd 9 run. Pablin Olivares kick.
GIL: Tanner Barr 31 pass to DeVondrick Dixon. Olivares kick.
Second Quarter
GIL: Barr 56 pass to Chase Tate. Demarco Boyd run.
GIL: Josh Walker 1 run. P. Olivares kick.
GIL: Barr 27 pass to Nick Smith. P. Olivares kick.
Third Quarter
GIL: Kris Boyd 13 run. P. Olivares kick.
GIL: Kris Boyd 24 run. Tristan Olivares kick.
GIL: Jordan Williams 3 run. T. Olivares kick.
Fourth Quarter
GIL: Kelton Collier 3 run. T. Olivares kick.

                        HEN           GIL
First Downs                   10            29
Rushing yards            32-60     31-310
Passing yards               127          313
Passes (C-A-I)         10-19-2    16-21-0
Punts (No.-Avg.)        6-39.3      0-00.0
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0          3-0
Penalties-yards             4-40        3-25

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING: GIL: Tanner Barr 4-4, Kris Boyd 14-177, Darrian Lewis 4-52, Josh Walker 2-4, 1, Chase Tate 1-minus 1; Demarco Boyd 4-59, Kelton Collier 2-15, 1. HEN: Zane Boles 5-6, Randy Davis 18-29, Brant Ludwig 1-minus 1, Tim Hogan 7-30, Caleb Jimerson 1-minus 4.
PASSING: GIL: Tanner Barr 14 of 19, 0 int., 4 tds; Jaidon Parrish 1-1-0, 0; HEN: Zane Boles 10-19, 2 int., 1 td.
RECEIVING: GIL: Desmond Pollard 4-80, Jaidon Parrish 3-38; Nick Smith 2-64, 1, DeVondrick Dixon 1-32,  1, Chase Tate1-56, 1,  Kris Boyd 1-14, Dakeilen Nelson 2-20; Korie Frazier 1-6, Jordan Williams 1-3, 1. HEN: Tre’ Hollins 3-51, 1, Tristan Lary 3-32, Zedrick Lister 2-24, Vince McNew 2-20.

Gilmer’s Kris Boyd heads upfield during the Buckeyes’ 64-7 win over Henderson on Saturday in Longview. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

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