Bran Webb + Gilmer Hold Off Arch-Rival Gladewater, 49-39
GLADEWATER -- Bran Webb accounted for five touchdowns and Gilmer beat Gladewater for the 15th consecutive time on Friday night, 49-39, in a District 7-4A Division II bout at Jack V. Murphy-Bear Stadium.
Webb ran for four touchdowns and caught another in the win for Gilmer (5-2, 1-1), which rebounded after suffering its first home district loss in 16 years last week to Pleasant Grove.
Isaiah Davis' 1-yard touchdown run cut Gilmer's lead to 35-28 in the third quarter, but Gilmer responded on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Aaron "Poppy" Brown to Qua Heath to go up 42-28. Webb added a 25-yard touchdown run to give the Buckeyes a 49-31 cushion.
Davis scored his second touchdown of the game to get Gladewater within 49-39, but only with 32 seconds left in the game.
Webb scored two first-quarter touchdowns, but Gladewater kept it close on a 1-yard touchdown run by Daniel Badger and a 34-yard touchdown pass from Badger to Braiden Vickers.
Brown scored from 6 yards out 18 seconds into the second quarter to extend Gilmer's lead to 21-13, but Gladewater tied things up after Badger snuck in for a 1-yard touchdown and Davis added the two-point conversion.
Red Jones connected with Webb for a 33-yard touchdown on a wide receiver pass to give Gilmer a 28-21 lead going into halftime.