The Gilmer Bobcats loaded the bus and headed to Ringgold Ga to face the Heritage Generals. With the Cats falling last week to Southeast Whitfield and the Generals taking a loss from Pickens both teams are dealing with a season full of disappointment.
Gilmer came out of the locker room high spirited and ready to face the challenge put them before them. Heritage won the toss and elected to receive the ball in the second half allowing the Bobcats the first opportunity to take the ball. Freshman Seth Darling stepped under center to start the game with senior quarterback David Smith lining up as a slot receiver/running back. The Cats went 3 and out on their first drive of the night. With a 36 yard punt by Jonas Griggs the Generals started 1st and 10 on their side of the 50 yardline. Heritage also had to punt the ball on fourth down.
Defensively the Bobcats gave all they had in trying to stop the running attack of the Generals. Heritage put up over 350 yards mostly on the legs of Logan Lowe and Nick Hanson. Carver Richards, Luke Morgan, Kyle Allison, and Mack Towery played a very good game. These four were around the ball all night and really stood out in the defensive effort by the Bobcats. In the 51-14 loss the Bobcats offense moved the ball against a very tough Generals defensive front. Brogdon, Bertolini, Dover and Smith carried the ball for the Bobcats with Smith pushing the ball across the goal line for the 2 scores on the night. Late in the fourth quarter the Bobcats scored from 4 yards out to close out the scoring on the night.
With this loss the woes for the Bobcats continue with yet another very tough opponent coming up next week in the Northwest Whitfield Bruins at Huff-Mosley Stadium. The Bruins are coming off a big loss to the Dragons of Pickens by a score of 55-13.