Friday night football is back in North Georgia! The Bobcats and new head coach, Jason Galt traveled west across the mountain Friday, August 12, to face the Indians of Murray County. With the regular season approaching, this scrimmage was good insight at how well they played and what the Bobcats have to improve on before their match up with the Fannin County Rebels.
The 29th matchup against the Murray County Indians, resulted in the Bobcats coming up short, 10-0.
Indians struck first at the end of the first quarter with a successful 27 yard field goal by Juan Andrade to put the Indians on the board 3-0.
Gilmer and Murray’s defense were causing fits for the personnel on the offensive side of the ball where they traded three and outs multiple times. With 7:24 on the clock, Murray’s running back, Tucker Gregg, broke multiple tackles to scamper in for a 36 yard touchdown to put the Indians back on the board. The PAT from Andrade went through the uprights to give the Indians a 10-0 lead.
After the touchdown, the heat continued on both ends of the field. Gilmer and Murray’s defense held strong, protecting their end zones through dominating defense to keep the other team from scoring before the first half was over.
As the second half was underway, it gave both coaches an opportunity to see how their junior varsity players could handle the pressure of a football game in a varsity setting.
The second half was abrupt. With a running clock and both JV teams going three and out, the scoreboard hit zero, and the buzzer sounded.. The Murray County Indians ended the preseason scrimmage with a win.
The Bobcats will open up their regular season against the Fannin County Rebels this Friday, August 19th, at home.