Third-Ranked Gilmer Goes Wild In 85-14 Demolition Of Nevada Community
GILMER -- The third-ranked Gilmer Buckeyes hit a new gear in the Jeff Traylor era, scoring at will in an 85-14 beatdown of Nevada Community at Buckeye Stadium on Friday night.
The single-game point total is the most for Gilmer (9-0, 4-0 in District 5-4A Division II) since 1930, and eclipsed the previous high under Traylor, which was 77 points.
Gilmer scored 43 first-quarter points and rolled into halftime with a 64-7 lead on Nevada Community (3-5, 2-2), which scored just one offensive touchdown on the night after putting up 67 points in last week's win over Emory Rains.
McLane Carter completed 9 of 10 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns -- all in the first half. Blake Lynch caught two passes for 133 yards and a pair scores, and recorded an interception and fumble recovery on defense.
Kris Boyd rushed for 66 yards and two touchdowns on four carries, and returned the game's opening kickoff 85 yards for a score. Younger brother Demarco Boyd added a 71-yard touchdown run as Gilmer put up 563 yards in only 32 plays -- an average of more than 17 yards per snap.
Chase Tate ran for 59 yards and a touchdown on three carries, and returned a kickoff 67 yards for a score in the lopsided Gilmer victory.
Gilmer concludes the regular season next Friday night at Emory Rains.