Gilmer Bounces Back With 62-0 Rout of Bullard
GILMER — Quarterbacks Cade Camp and Mason Hurt spread the love Friday in a thorough 62-0 victory over Bullard at Jeff Traylor Stadium.
The two Buckeyes combined to complete 22 of 26 passes to 11 different receivers for 425 yards. Camp and Hurt also combined to throw four touchdown passes – to four different receivers; Parker Dodd (45), Dylan Fluellen (38), Tra Fluellen (27) and D.J. Shead (36).
Darryl Bush was the lone player to register two scores, who did his damage on runs of 15 and 9 yards in the third quarter to force the scoreboard operator to run the clock the rest of the way.
Dodd led the Gilmer with five catches for 82 yards with Dylan Fluellen posting four grabs for 99 yards.
The Buckeyes (3-3) came into the game on a three-game losing streak. Gilmer led 10-0 after the first quarter and steamrolled to 35 unanswered points in the second quarter. The Buckeyes stayed in command in the second half, adding a couple more touchdowns on scoring runs from Darryl Bush. The 59-0 lead necessitated a running clock the rest of the way.
Bullard (1-5) hurt itself with mishandled snaps (5), interceptions (2) and dropped passes. Mason Kelley passed for 71 yards, completing 7-of-20. The Panthers top receiver in the loss was Dustin Dover, who finished with four catches for 44 yards.
Gilmer was never threatened as the Buckeyes took the opening kickoff and went 81 yards in 13 plays. The Buckeyes overcame a fourth-and-five with Camp connecting with Bush on a 23-yard swing pass before Dennis Bowens ultimately capped the drive with a 5-yard TD run.
The Panthers attempted to answer, but were stopped on downs at Gilmer’s 43.
In a sign of things to come, Mason Hurt found Dylan Fluellen for a 32-yard gain on first down. It was one of many double-digit passing yardage plays Gilmer enjoyed. Bullard’s defense stiffened near its goalline with a sack prompting Gilmer to send out Adan Ibarra for a 37-yard field goal.
The second quarter began and ended with aerial fireworks, courtesy of Camp and Hurt. Camp got it started with a perfectly thrown deep ball into the end zone to Tra Fluellen. He followed that up with an equally impressive 38-yard scoring strike to Dylan Fluellen.
In between, Christian Fluellen made a 11-yard dash into the end zone.
Then Camp got into the act, hooking up with Dodd for a 45-yard strike. Camp ended the five-TD barrage with a 36 yarder to Shead and a 45-0 halftime lead.