Top-Ranked Gilmer Hammers Spring Hill 71-13 Behind Seven Rushing Touchdowns
LONGVIEW -- Class 3A's No. 1 Gilmer Buckeyes scored the game's final 45 points in a 71-13 blowout of Spring Hill on Friday night at Panther Stadium.
Gilmer (8-0, 4-0), which hosts Bullard next week, ran for 331 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 11.0 yards per carry in the process. Nine different Buckeyes carried the ball, led by junior Kris Boyd's 99 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries. Boyd also caught a 39-yard touchdown pass.
Junior receiver Tate Chase carried twice for 69 yards and a touchdown and also caught two passes for 20 yards. Senior quarterback Tanner Barr completed 12 of 17 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown, while rushing four times for 21 yards.
Gilmer freshman Kelton Collier ran twice for 62 yards and a touchdown, while senior Darrian Lewis carried six times for 37 yards and a touchdown. Junior Nick Smith caught a team-high three passes for 28 yards.
Gilmer junior Desmond Pollard caught two passes for 55 yards. Sophomore Demarco Boyd caught two passes for 34 yards.
Gilmer's 71 points are a season high for a Buckeye squad now averaging 60.0 points per game. Gilmer has scored at least 60 points four times in eight games and scored no fewer than 52 points all season.
The loss dropped Spring Hill to 2-7 overall and 0-5 in District 16-3A entering the Panthers' bye week. Spring Hill finishes its season Nov. 8 at Bullard.