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DRAW THE LINE: Book on 2014 Gilmer Buckeyes hits stores this month

Author Dr. Hunter Taylor, visits the CBS19 studio to discuss his book on ETX football, available June 28.

GILMER, Texas — "Draw The Line" -  a book written by East Texan Dr. Hunter Taylor tells the story of East Texas football.

It’s a book highlighting some of the top East Texas football programs and their coaches, but most notably Jeff Traylor in his final season in Gilmer.

"I thought it was the perfect story where you looked at all the backgrounds of everyone involved in order to tell a good story for the entire region," Taylor said. "The protagonist is Jeff, and everybody is so proud of what he's accomplished. You know, his story is one of the best versions of us, of all of us. That you see someone that's from this area, was mentored in this area, led a school district for a long time in this area. And now he's taken it to another level and is able to do that on the college level."

During that season, Desmond Pollard was a teammate who unexpectedly passed away in March 2013 after collapsing on the basketball court. His teammates dedicated the 2014 season to their lost brother, eventually winning a state championship.

Book Events

The book will hit shelves on June 28, with release events scheduled to take place first in Gilmer, then the following cities in the coming weeks. 

June 18th 

80 Acre Market - Gilmer, TX

June 30th

Dud’s on the Lake - Gilmer, TX 

July 1st

The Tomato Bowl (JISD) - Jacksonville, TX

July 11th

ETBU (Tiger Football Team Room) - Marshall, TX

July 16-19th 

THSCA Convention - San Antonio, TX

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