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8/14/08 - Gilmer

Pressure Is A Privilege For Buckeyes

With seven straight undefeated district championships, the Gilmer Buckeyes are a team that people like to talk about. This year, the numbers are down, but the Buckeyes aren't concerned.

"We only have one starter back on offense," Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor said, "but we realize a lot of those kids played. We play a lot of kids here, always have, always will."

"On paper, we might not look that good but we know we're going to have a good football team."

Gilmer's coming off of a state championship appearance and the pressure is high, just like they like it.

"We like to say that pressure is a privilege," Gilmer lineman Dakota Hagler said. "If we've done great in the past and they expect us to do great again, it's not pressure, really."

"We know the eyes are going to be on us," linebacker Hayden Holmes said. "We're Gilmer. We know everybody's going to come play their A-game against us, and we like the competition."

"If you have pressure," Traylor said, "that means you're supposed to do well because you play on a good team. We have a lot of great players, so we have those expectations on us."

Reid Kerr can be reached at rkerr@kltv.com.

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