Ralston Rallies at Bobcats’ Banquet

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The Gilmer High School Bobcats football team held its annual end of the year banquet. The team celebrating a rare eight plus win season, plus a playoff birth, had a special speaker for the night. Georgia Speaker of the House, Ellijay native David Ralston, and addressed the team and all those in attendance.Ralston spoke briefly about teamwork, courage and leadership. Afterward the awards and acknowledgements began.

Will Ralston, Marlen Hensley, Luke Davenport

Academic Awards
Sr. Class – Jay Shockey
Jr. Class – Tyler Bertolini
So. Class – William Guthrie

Best Offensive Back
Tyler Bertolini – Led team in rushing (841yrds), carries, and TD’s

Best Offensive Lineman
Luke Davenport – 83% Grade, 5 Pancakes, 30+ Knockdowns

Best Defensive Lineman (Tie)
Will Rossum – 82% Grade, 21 Solo Tackles, 18 Assisted Tackles, 1 Sack
Garrett Ralston – 84% Grade, 16 Solo Tackles, 11 Assisted Tackles, 3 Sacks, 1 INT

Best Defensive Back
Colt Henderson – 38 Solo Tackles, 20 Assisted Tackles, 1 INT (55 yard TD)

Best Wide Receiver
Connor Webber – 36 Receptions, 682 Receiving Yards, 7 TDS

Best Linebacker
Austin Cole – 49 Solo Tackles, 44 Assisted Tackles, 2 Sacks, 1 Pass Deflected

Most Improved Player
Corey Waters

Scout Team POTY
Chaz Reimer

Special Team POTY
Manny Lopez – School Record 44 yard Kick, 44-47 XP’s

Coaches Award
Jay Shockey
Cameron Kephart

Coach Sluder Award
Luke Davenport

Huff-Mosley Award
Marlen Hensley – 68% Completion (2nd All Time) 21 TDs 3.9 GPA

MVP/Golden Helmet
All 16 Senior Football Players


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