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Barr set very high at Gilmer; Athlete of the Week

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In Texas, Gilmer's season came to an end last Friday by Argyle 45-38.  The loss brought quarterback Tanner Barr to the end of his high school career.  Barr is this week's Rountree Ford Athlete of the Week.

During their impressive 2013 campaign the Gilmer offense put up astronomical numbers averaging more than 50 points a game.  Many in Gilmer say much of the credit goes to senior quarterback Tanner Barr and his many abilities.  As his career in Gilmer came to an end the gunslinger will be remembered for far more than just his many talents.  Coach Jeff Traylor and company had full trust in Barr allowing him to run the offense.

Coach Traylor certainly isn't the only one in Gilmer that feels that way. On a team known for doing nothing but winning Barr fit right in and made sure that the next buckeye signal caller has some pretty big shoes to fill.  "He can run it, he can throw it, he can kick it, he can do it all.  He's a great player," says Traylor.  Tanner Barr is considered by some a dual-threat quarterback since he's able to run and throw. "I don't know about dual threat, I just do what coach tells me to do."

 "Being a quarterback you just have to take charge," says Barr. " You have to lead for them, be loud, play quick, and that's what we do.  We work that every week.  I know if I'm just out there making the correct calls and making the right reads then we'll be pretty good."

Traylor knows how true that's been. "That's just Tanner.  Tanner runs the whole offense and he's just a really good football player.  I'm blessed to have him."

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