Division II Championship Bracket Scores
UPDATE: Graham defeated Prestonwood, 47-45, Friday afternoon to win its second consecutive Division II Championship.
UPDATE: Kaufman has eliminated Gilmer from the Texas State 7on7 Championships. Final score was 20-19.
UPDATE: Gilmer beat Stafford, 38-32. On the other side of the bracket, Kaufman beat Melissa, 36-24. So Gilmer and Kaufman will play at 11 a.m.
The Gilmer Buckeyes went a perfect 3-0 in Pool Play at College Station Thursday and headed into the Championship Bracket for Friday’s play.
In their first game at 2 p.m., Gilmer led Sweetwater 30-7 at the half before coasting to a 36-20 win. At 4 p.m., the Bucks led Boerne 24-12 at the half and went on to a 45-34 win. In their final game of the day at 6 p.m., the Cuero Gobblers gave the Buckeyes a run for the money. The teams were tied 13-13 at the half, but Gilmer came on strong in the second half and went on to record a 33-24 win, giving them 1st Place in their pool and sending them into the Championship games on Friday. The Bucks were scheduled to play Stafford at 9 a.m. They will play as long as they win, and if they can string five wins together, they will win the Division II State Championship. The Mirror will have a complete wrap-up on Friday’s games in next Wednesday’s edition, but you can get the results online at www.gilmermirror.com today.
We talked with Gilmer 7on7 Coach Rebel Jackson after Thursday’s action and got his thoughts on the team’s play on day one. “The kids played hard. We beat three good teams today. We were a little tired from all the six or seven hours in the heat in that last game and were tied 13-13 at the half, but we found a way to win. It all starts over in the morning. We will play Stafford tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. They remind me of Chapel Hill. They finished second in their pool behind Chapel Hill. Their athletes look identical.”
We asked Coach Jackson his thoughts on the team’s chances to bring back their Championship Trophy in 7on7. “I think we’re good enough to win it, but there are six or seven other teams here who are good enough to win it. I like our team and I am proud of the way we are playing.”