Bobcats Outlast Shady Spring 26-12

By James Cook:

The Summers County Bobcats got back at it last Friday when they traveled to Raleigh County to meet the Shady Spring Tigers. The Bobcats had a week off to shrug off the loss week one earlier to PikeView. The Bobcats broke a second quarter scoreless game on a Tucker Lilly short touchdown run and took a 6-0 lead and never looked back.summerscountyfootballhelmet

Summers grabbed a 20-6 lead after a Tucker Lilly 62 yard gallop to the end zone with the Tigers’ defense in chase , Lilly left them in the dust and scored, after a two point conversion the Bobcats were up by two touchdowns and this spelled the beginning of the end for Shady Spring.

Marcus McGuire ran for two touchdowns on the night including the last one midway through the fourth quarter giving the Bobcats a final score of 26-12. McGuire ran for 151 yards and Tucker Lilly ran for 85 yards on the ground along with his two touchdown runs. Lilly was under center because regular quarterback Tim Persiani left with an injury.

The Bobcats, now 1-1, will travel to Welch this Friday to battle the Mount View Golden Knights (2-1). Mount View is much improved from years past and this game will be a challenge for Summers County as the Golden Knights have a very good offense. Summers County defeated Mount View last year in Hinton.

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