By James Cook:
The Summers County Bobcats opened the 2017 season falling to PikeView 25-19 in a thriller of a opening game in Hinton on Friday night. The Bobcats played well, but PikeView’s defense would save the day in the end with a great defensive stand and a interception return for a touchdown.
Marcus McGuire had two touchdowns for Summers County on the night and Andrew Richmond hauled in a touchdown catch from Timmy Persiani. The Bobcats also had a extra point blocked and a two point conversion stopped.
PikeView’s Hunter Mitchelson and Evan Rose each had two touchdowns for the Panthers as Rose had a 77 yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that helped the Panthers stave off the Bobcats, as Summers County quarterback Timmy Persiani was sacked on the final play of the game after the Bobcats had gotten within inches of the goal line on a pass to Tucker Lilly the play before.
Summers County will be idle next Friday, but will then travel to Shady Spring (1-0) in week three of the season. The Bobcats played hard on Friday night, but must recover from this tough loss as the schedule will get tougher as they go along this season.