Next Friday night the Buckeyes close out the regular season on the road against the Pittsburg Pirates at Pirate Stadium in Pittsburg.
If Gilmer wins at Pittsburg, the Buckeyes will most likely be playing the Diboll Lumberjacks for the second year in a row in the bi-district round. Should Pittsburg win, the Buckeyes would probably draw the Rusk Eagles.
Facing 4th and 8 from the Gilmer 29 and trailing Gilmer, 38-30, Atlanta goes for it with 2:04 left in the game. Braydon Bates of the Buckeyes intercepts the pass and returns it 92 yards for a touchdown. Gilmer won, 45-30, to clinch a spot in the playoffs for the 17th season in a row.
Clinging to a 17-12 halftime lead over the Atlanta Rabbits, the Buckeyes get a little breathing room from Bran Webb's electrifying 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the second half.
Aaron "Poppy" Brown runs two yards for Gilmer's first touchdown against Atlanta here Friday night.
Aaron "Poppy" Brown runs nine yards for Gilmer's second touchdown against Atlanta here Friday night.
Bran Webb runs one yard for Gilmer's fourth touchdown against Atlanta here Friday night. The Buckeyes clinched a playoff berth for the 17th season in a row with the 45-30 win over the Rabbits.