Bobcats #9 in Latest Rankings

Bobcats need victory over Mount View to crack Top 8.

The Summers County Bobcats (8-1) are No.9 in Class A this week and need a victory over Mount View (5-4) to not only stay in playoff race, but try to grab a home playoff game as well. Mount View is ranked No. 18 in Class A this week. The Golden Knights need to upset the Bobcats and get some help to get them in the dance.

The Bobcats played well versus Richwood and Pocahontas County the last two Friday’s and needs to carry it over to this Friday. This will be senior night for the Bobcats and should be a good crowd at Garten Stadium as well.

Mount View which has had a resurgence of it’s own in 2016 and is in the playoff mix for the first time in several years. Summers County is looking to make the playoffs once again, as they have become a playoff regular under head coach Nate Tanner , but are still looking for the big signature playoff win.

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Summers County Unloads on Richwood

Hinton, W.Va.summerscountyfootballhelmet —  The Summers County Bobcats improve to (7-2) in 2016 as they take down the Richwood Lumberjacks 70-28 on homecoming night in Hinton.

The Bobcats No.8 in Class A this week jumped out to a big lead and didn’t look back versus the Lumberjacks (0-9). The Bobcats 70 points in a game, I need to check with a Summers County football historian to see if that is a school record or not, but either way an impressive feat.

Summers (7-2) hosts Mount View (5-4)  Friday night to end the regular season in Hinton as the Bobcats look to secure a home playoff game, but must take down Mount View to give themselves a chance to make it happen.

richwoodhelmetThe Golden Knights are very much improved from year’s past and will be a challenge for the Bobcats. The fans will get a good game in this one on Friday in Hinton, might as well say the playoffs for both teams start with this game.

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Bobcats Roar Back With A Victory Over Meadow Bridge

Meadow Bridge, WVa —  The Summers County Bobcats left Independence a week ago wet, muddy, and with a loss to a strong Class AA team.  The complete opposite happened last night as they roared back to the win column over nearby rival Meadow Bridge 53-0.

The Bobcats, now (5-2), regained their confidence at the Wildcats expense on Friday Night.  Nate Grimmett threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns and the Bobcats never looked back as Grimmett put on yet another passing display.

Meadow Bridge (1-7) is having a down year by their standards and are a big discussion about losing their school to consolidation in Fayette County, so it’s a rough patch, to say the least, for the Wildcats.

Marcus McGuire and Jacob McBride each had two touchdowns for the Bobcats in the win. The Bobcats scored through the air, the ground, and even blocked a punt for a touchdown on this night.

Nevertheless, this was a big and good win for Summers County (5-2), and ranked No. 12 in Class A as they finish 2016 with three straight home games at Garten Stadium in Hinton.

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Bobcats Now Ranked No.12 in Class A

By James Cook

The Summers County Bobcats (4-2) come in at No.12 in Class A this week after their loss at Class AA Independence in Raleigh County last Friday night. The Bobcats travel to Meadow Bridge this Friday and must get back on track for a playoff push in 2016.

Meadow Bridge (1-6) has struggled in 2016, but is a regional rival for the Bobcats so they will be up to the challenge and would love to derail the Bobcats come Friday.

The Bobcats must defeat the Wildcats and then will have three straight home games to finish the 2016 regscular season and get ready for the playoffs. The Bobcats can still have a good finish to the regular season and land well in a playoff spot in Class A with wins in the final four games.

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Lady Bobcats Volleyball Upcoming Schedule

10/10/16   @ Meadow Bridge

10/11/16   vs Oak Hill,  Shady Spring @Oak Hill

10/13/16    Greenbrier West

10/18/16    Greater Beckley Christian

10/20/16   @ Bluefield

10/24/16   vs PikeView, Westside  @ PikeView
10/21/16 – 11/03/16         Sectionals

11/05/16                         Regionals

11/11/16 – 11/12/16         State Tournament


Bobcats Get Washed Out in Coal City

The Summers County Bobcats were defeated by the Independence Patriots 36-14 Friday night in Coal City, as the well known powerful running game of the Patriots helped do in the Bobcats in the rain in Coal City.

Summers County moved the ball well all night , gaining into Indy territory on several occasions, but just could not take full advantage of their chances.

Also not helping Summers on this night was Independence’s ground game lead by Noah Adams who  scored five touchdowns, four on the ground and one on a interception return for a touchdown.

The Bobcats now (4-2) still are in good shape for a playoff spot, but must play better in the final four regular season contests of 2016, all of which are winnable if the Bobcats are on their game.summerscountyfootballhelmet

In the loss Friday night Nathan Grimmett did throw for 201 yards as  C.J. Shrewsbury  and  Tucker Lilly  scored for Summers on the night. Grimmett was also the leading rusher with 47 yards on the ground.

The Bobcats travel to Meadow Bridge next Friday to tangle with the rival Wildcats (1-6).

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