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7/25/07

Tatum/Gilmer Game Moved For TV Exposure

When Tatum plays Gilmer in football, it's always a big event. This year, that game is receiving the attention it deserves.  As of this afternoon, Tatum coach Andy Evans confirmed the game has officially been moved from Friday, September 7th at Tatum, to Thursday, September 6th at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium as part of the Kickoff Classic.  Evans has been assured the game will be televised, although who will carry it hasn't been finalized.

"I just think this is an opportunity to do something for our kids that most kids don't get to do," Evans said.  "Getting to play on TV is a huge thrill."

Gilmer beat Tatum 45-21 last year in week 2.  Tatum went on to win the 2A State Championship.  They didn't play in 2005, because Gilmer lost to Canton the week before they would have met in the playoffs.  Tatum went on to win the 3A State Championship that year.  Gimer beat Tatum 60-35 in a shootout in the state quarterfinals in 2004, the year the Buckeyes went on to win the 3A State Championship.

 

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