Gilmer’s Huge Second Quarter Leads Buckeyes to 25th Consecutive Win
NEVADA -- The second-ranked and defending state champion Gilmer Buckeyes kept on rolling Thursday night, using a 34-point second quarter to fuel a 61-13 rout of Nevada Community for their 25th consecutive win.
Gilmer (9-0, 4-0 in District 5-4A Division II) has not lost since the 2013 playoffs, and will go for its eighth perfect regular season since 2003 next Friday night at home against Emory Rains.
Buckeyes senior quarterback Zac Spears had four touchdown passes, junior Kollin Hurt scored on both sides of the ball, and junior Kelton Collier ran for a couple of early touchdowns.
After Collier's 40-yard scoring run gave Gilmer a 7-0 first-quarter lead, the Buckeyes' offense was contained until the second quarter.
Spears hit Hurt for a 20-yard touchdown, Collier ran one in from 8 yards out, DeMarco Boyd added a 2-yard scoring run, Hurt returned an interception for a touchdown, and Spears connected with LaMarcus Morton for a TD as Gilmer built a 41-0 lead by halftime.
The Gilmer quarterback tossed a pair of second-half touchdowns -- to Cameron Quevas and C.J. Grimmett -- before backup QB Brett Rice closed out the Buckeyes' scoring with a 20-yard touchdown throw in the fourth quarter.