Gilmer Bobcats D. Smith #7 was able to hold his offense together facing a tough Union County Panthers Defense Friday Night. Smith completed several passes, 2 for touchdowns and was also able to run the ball. He is the perfect definition of a double threat QB. This kid shows heart and outstanding character and that is hard to do when you see your team loosing by 50+ points. When you are able to keep your composure and still make positive plays by completing passes, picking up yards by running the ball and not afraid to take a hit, that in my book is what you call a team leader. This young man is very impressive and I enjoy getting to watch him perform on Friday nights.
The Gilmer Bobcats were defeated by the Union County Panthers Friday night at Huff Mosely Stadium 56-14, giving the Bobcats their 2nd loss of the season in a row. The Panthers started off strong by scoring two touchdowns in their first two possesions of the game giving them a quick 14-0 lead over the Bobcats.
The Bobcats did however show improvement over last week on both sides of the ball, causing fumbles, rushing to the quarterback and making the panthers fight for yardage on occasion. The Bobcats lost possession with a costly fumbled which resulted in another Panther touchdown after the recovery.
The Bobcats next possession went 4 and out and resulted in a punt by Senior D. Mccue. The Panthers had a 63 yard punt return for a touchdown which gave the panthers a 28-0 lead over the Bobcats within the first few seconds of the 2nd quarter. The Bobcats defense stepped up and caused a fumble in the end zone on the Panthers’ next possession resulting in a touch back. Gilmer started their next possession with a 9 yard QB keeper by D. Smith but ended the drive with a turnover on downs going for it on a 4th and 1.
After a great performance by both bands during halftime, the Bobcats first drive ended early with a fumble on 2nd down which ended up giving the Panthers great field position and resulted in a Panther touchdown. This gave the Panthers a 42-0 score over the Bobcats with just a few mins left in the 3rd quarter. The Bobcats answered with an amazing 34 yard pass by D. Smith who met Senior wide receiver B. Buntin for a 41 yard touchdown run.
This gave the Bobcats a boost of momentum scoring their first points in a regular season game. The Bobcats went for a 2 pt conversion but were stopped in the back field, putting the score at 42-6 with 4:42 left in the 3rd quarter. The Panthers were not phased by the touchdown Gilmer scoring. On the Panthers next drive they answered with a touchdown run putting them 43 points over the Bobcats.
On the Bobcats following drive they failed to pick up a first down and were forced to punt the ball back to the Panthers, giving them yet another chance to score. Bringing the score to Panthers 56 – Bobcats 6. The Bobcats showed no signs of weakness or discouragement, loosing by 50 points.
On the Bobcats following possession D. Smith found Sophomore, D. Finley for a hard fought touchdown catch in the end zone. Then Gilmer’s Nathan Carpenter was able to run the ball up the middle to pick up the 2 point conversion.
The Panthers next drive ended in a fumble and the Bobcats recovered, Nathan Carpenter (Gilmer) ran the ball up the middle for a nice nine yard pickup to end the game. Gilmer will travel to Cedartown to face the Bulldogs this Friday at 7:30. No stats for the Gilmer/Union game are available at this time.
The season opener game for the Bobcats ended with a defeat by the Fannin Rebels on Friday night. The final score: 42-0. The Rebels dominated on both sides of the ball offensively and defensively. The player that stood out most, #15 Cody Jacobs, was a huge part in their victory. The Bobcats fought hard, but gave up several big gains and ended every drive with a punt.
The Bobcats had over thirty five yards lost by penalties and in one play the Bobcats even received a safety by the Rebels defense. The Bobcats defense struggled in closing the gap up the middle which was the strongest points for the run game. While the Bobcat coaches and players were very frustrated with how the game was going, they never gave up and the players definitely left everything they had on the field that night.
This Friday, the Bobcats will host the Union county Panthers at Huff Mosely Stadium at 7:30, and Bobcat fans will be there supporting the team, and hoping they can make a comeback. GO CATS! No stats from Friday night’s game are available at the time.
Gilmer High School new football coach, Zach Grage, recently sat down with Team FYN Sports to discuss the Bobcats summer program. The Cats recently attended a seven on seven passing camp at Dalton High School, and despite falling in both games, Grage and staff were happy with the progress being made against top competition. Grage also spoke about the Parks and Rec department meetings on integrating the youth program with the high school’s.
To see the full interview with Grage, view below.
New Gilmer High School head football coach, Zach Grage, recently sat down with FYN to talk about his direction and vision for the Bobcats program. The full exclusive video interview can be viewed below. (more…)
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It is well known that Gilmer High School head coach, Wesley Tankersley, recently resigned from his position as head coach of the Bobcats’ football team. FYN recently sat down with Gilmer High School principal, Eric McFee, and Athletic Director, Mike Putman, to discuss the hiring process and to discover its details. (more…)
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