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  1. 1 hour ago, HearEmaGrowlin said:

    I’d like to know the opinions on this game of @casualobserver70  and @MoveTheChain.

    Pleasant Grove seems to be this years Pittsburg.  Put in a new system to get the most out of the personel you got.  Pittsburg had a nice run in last year's playoffs.  This year, Pleasant Grove seems to have changed their offense, mid-season to improve their efficiency and options.  I do not see the change making any difference against Carthage.  They might be more dynamic on offense now, but their defense will not be able to contain the Dawgs.  Then you have the Carthage defense and well, checkmate.  Just did not see any "wow" atheletes playing for PG, when Gilmer played them.  They have had 2 to 3 of those on each team the last few years.  Make no mistake and do not underestimate them.  They are still coached very well by Gipson and he will get the best out his players.  I expect another 21+ point win by the Dawgs.

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  2. 1 hour ago, mightyeagle said:

    I have no dog in this fight,but both teams are real good and realisticly they are the #1 and #2

    but one of you have to lose. Gilmer feels as if they were cheated,Carthage feels they just had a bad

    day. Lol guys the games over now lets follow carthage and get another east Tx trophy. 

    Yes, I feel like the calls/non-calls/bad-calls were even for both teams.  That interception/non-interception, would not have been a difference maker.  What could have been a difference maker and swung the momentum over to Gilmer, was the long fade to the home sideline that Carthage intercepted.  That has been a Buckeye bread-and- butter play all year.  You couild tell the Dawgs had practiced defending against that play a lot.  The safety came over in perfect position for the interception.  To me, that was THE play that could have put more pressure on Carthage, had they not intercepted it.  In the end, both teams showed why they were ranked #1 and #2.  Good game and I look forward to Carthage finishing out with a perfect season and another championship.

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  3. 2 minutes ago, Hawk20 said:

    They also said they have best special teams in the state 

    Our punt and overall kicking game really sucked against Rusk.  Sometimes a team with a great punter can tilt the field in their favor.  That happened when LE knocked Gilmer out in the first round.  Will Middlebrooks was a amazing punter and pretty good QB.  No, Gilmer does not have the best special teams, just good athletes, like Carthage.  Some games, our special teams are the GOAT and sometimes they play like a 7th grade B-team.  Our announcers make me cringe and roll my eyes a lot, as well.  Take our broadcasters as fun entertainment and laugh at the outlandishness.  'Bout all we all can do, cause they ain't gonna change.

  4. 38 minutes ago, mikehoncho said:

    Real talk… Gilmer has a great program and the kind of success many would trade for instantly. 

    I am supremely confident in this years edition of the bulldogs which is why I am talking the mess I am. I truly don’t believe this will be a close game. Sorry to any I’ve offended, I’m just being honest.  7-0 in the last 7 contests and it’s really not been close in any of them. Until Gilmer does make it close again, I’m going to expect it to be like the last 7. 

    Probably will not be close BUT, you should remember that this year's Buckeye Seniors were in that 70-14 game 2 years ago, so they should have a little more to prove, this time around.  Yes, Carthage should win handily.  I'll be there to support our team, even against tall odds against us.

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  5. 28 minutes ago, michaelmyers said:

    I’m surprised that there aren’t many Gilmer posters on here like there used to be. Not just this game but pretty much been like this all year. They used to have some of the biggest threads. 

    Not much to say except, Gilmer has been in more State Championship games in the last 2 years, than Carthage.  😛

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  6. 12 hours ago, mikehoncho said:

    Surprisingly, it seems to me like the Gilmer offense is their weaker unit between that and their defense. I don’t think that plays well into a matchup with Carthage, as the Carthage defense this year is stout on a level we havent seen and weren’t expecting. Meanwhile the Carthage offense has been almost as prolific. I may get crap for this, but it’s my honest opinion… I don’t know that the game is close this year. I think Carthage wins by 21+

    Gilmer's QB is young and learning, while making mistakes when under pressure, which is often because the offensive line has not seemed to jel this year.  So, you are spot on about our offense being weaker than the defense.  Offense can still hurt you, but the stiff Carthage defense should keep us under their thumb.  Our main hope is that our defense can slow down the Dog offense, to keep us in the game and create turnovers.  This is, if both get by this week's opponents.  

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  7. 33 minutes ago, HearEmaGrowlin said:

    Anybody giving Rusk a puncher’s chance?

    We all remember that time the Buckeyes played a 4 loss L-E team in the first round of the playoffs.  😲

    Take nobody lightly.  


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  8. Misery surely loves company, as times have taken a turn for the worse at San Augustine, Groveton and Grapeland.  I cannot remember all three being so down in the same year.  Who else is missing from this group of hard luck or hard times teams? 




  9. 5 minutes ago, trashyhound said:


    How many Gilmer HS kids have tattoos? 

    Probably all of them.  We live in a different world from the one many of us grew up in, where only sailors and marines had decorated forearms.

  10. 2 hours ago, Vandalman said:

    How'd it work for everyone last night? I had zero issues with scrolling. Everything was pretty smooth. I tried quoting someone on chat and it took a while and then posted it twice, but could fix it with the delete feature. Scorestream worked fine but the scores weren't kept current. I assume from lack of users. 

    I opened the app at the start of our game and still had the problems from last week, so I uninstalled/reinstalled and the app worked very well.  Sore spots, we had all mentioned, had definitely been worked on and mostly resolved.

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