As October has arrived so has the High Schools from around the country honoring and remembering those who have lost the battle and those who are survivors of Breast Cancer. Friday was no different for the fans, staff and students of Gilmer High School. Before the game the Bobcats Cheerleaders took their place on the sidelines to show their love and respect for those affected both directly and indirectly. (See Photos Below)
After a bye week for the Bobcats and the Raiders coming off a loss to the Dragons, these teams came in high spirited and ready to take the field. The Captains went to the center of the field for the coin toss in which Gilmer won. Choosing to go on offense to start the game, Coach Casey Wingard sent his offense out with Senior David Smith at the helm. On the opening drive for Gilmer. They went a 74 yards on 5 plays to score the first touchdown of the game. Smith carried the ball 24 yards to cap off the drive at 9 minutes and 46 seconds on the clock. The 7-0 lead for Gilmer would be short-lived as the Raiders offense took the field. Junior quarterback #12 Adam Sowder led his team up and down the field for 42 points on 6 touchdowns in the game. The Gilmer defense gave everything they had both physically and emotionally all game but the Raiders were better than the Cats on this night.
In the 42-14 loss for the Bobcats Smith, Brogdon and Dover were once again the workhorses in the running game. Smith and his offense had over 100 yards in the game. Freshman Seth Darling came in at QB with the move of Smith to the backfield. Darling threw one interception on a pass attempt in the end zone. The freshman quarterback is the future of Bobcat football and is maturing in the offense ran by the coaching staff.
This loss to the Raiders has the Bobcats sitting at 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the region with a tough region road ahead. Friday, October 12th will have Gilmer travel to the home of the Heritage Generals. The Generals are coming off a blowout loss at the hands of the Pickens Dragons last week.