Spring Hill Loses First District Game 56-15 Against Gilmer Buckeyes


Photographer: Jazzmine Peoples

Juniors Caden Newman and Davaunte Powers swarm to the ball to tackle the Gilmer runner during their district game at home, 10/8.

Story by: Dylan Murdick, Head Newspaper Editor, Sports Editor

Spring Hill wasn’t able to get the ball rolling this past Friday, resulting a 56-15 loss to Gilmer. From the beginning of the game the Buckeyes were able to score fast and efficiently. Junior Brandon Tennison was the standout for Gilmer, as he would complete 25 out of 31 pass attempts, which resulted in 2 touchdowns for the quarterback. The Buckeyes would have 7 of their players score touchdowns, with Junior Mike Colbert scoring twice. The Panthers defense unfortunately couldn’t put together consistent stops against the Buckeyes. Spring Hill was able, however, to have some success on offense. With multiple drives down the field against Gilmer. Two of those drives were hindered by the Panthers themselves, with one of them seeing the Panthers get called back multiple times due to penalties and bad snaps, while the other drive was stopped due to a fumble. Even throughout those misfortunes, there were some bright spots, these came in the form of senior Brennan Ferguson, who had 2 receiving touchdowns. The Panthers will look to bounce back against Liberty-Eylau at home this upcoming Friday, 7:30pm. Gilmer will look to continue the winning streak as they will take on the win-less Pittsburg Pirates at home. Both games will be important district match-ups for each team.