Pleas­ant Grove at Gilmer

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TEAMS: Pleas­ant Grove (5-0, 0-0) at Gilmer (4-1, 0-0) KICK­OFF: 7:30 p.m., Jeff Tray­lor Sta­dium LAST WEEK: The Hawks shut out Krum, 63-0, while the Buck­eyes were on a bye. LAST YEAR: Gilmer rolled past Pleas­ant Grove at Hawk Sta­dium, 31-10. GAME FACTS: This is the Dis­trict 7-4A opener for both teams. The Buck­eyes are ranked No. 8 in the state in Class 4A, while the Hawks are the 12th ranked team. Gilmer’s loss came at the hands of No. 1 ranked Carthage, 48-28. Pleas­ant Grove av­er­ages 45.8 points per game and has given up just 12.0 points per con­test. The Buck­eyes score an av­er­age of 50.6 points each game and give up 35.6 points on av­er­age. COACHES’ COM­MENTS: Pleas­ant Grove’s

Gib­son—“Gilmer is a re­ally good, well coached foot­ball team. Gilmer is al­ways one of the pre­mier pro­grams in the state. That haven’t lost a dis­trict game in a long time. They play strong foot­ball at home. They have lost two home games since 2004, but they weren’t dis­trict. In the past 18 years, they have won as much as any­one. Head coach Matt Turner pre­pares them well.

“We have to play within our­selves and not have mis­cues. The team that makes the few-

est mis­takes will prob­a­bly have an edge in win­ning the game. Nei­ther team can beat them­selves in this one. We have to limit our turnovers and penal­ties. I think we have to play our brand of foot­ball. There is no spe­cial for­mula for shut­ting Gilmer down, if there was peo­ple would do it. Just play­ing fast and phys­i­cal will give us an op­por­tu­nity to do that.”

Gilmer’s Matt Turner was unavail­able.

RA­DIO: KTRG 94.1 FM, 7:15 p.m.

TONIGHT’S LINE­UPS (Num­bers in paren­the­ses)

PLEAS­ANT GROVE OF­FENSE: FB-Bruce Gar­rett (2), TE-Xavier Ben­son (3), WR-Car­son Cox (4) , QB-Ben Har­mon (10), FB-TJ Cole (15), WB-Josh Roberts (22), OG-Brock Bingham (55), OG-Hunter Druhan (59), C-Zach Wrin­kle (74), OT-Nick Gavriel (77), OT-Drake Fowler (79), PK-Dil­lon Wil­liams (9). PLEAS­ANT GROVE DE­FENSE: CB-Cameron Wells (1), OLB-Xavier Ben­son (3), ILBCaleb Porchia (5), FS-Ryan Pick­el­man (7), SS-Caleb Hem­phill (8), CB-Tyler Kelley (13), FS-Chauncey Martin (21), OLB-Ja­cob Barbour (42), DE-Dil­lon Toler (50), NG-Drake Fowler (79), DT-Austin Toler (90), P-Jared Glover (18). Gilmer line­ups unavail­able.

B. BINGHAM Pleas­ant Grove

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