The Giles County Bobcats (5-2, 2-1) proved to be just too much for the Spring Hill Raiders (4-2, 1-2) Friday.
Backed by 554 yards of total offense, the Bobcats ran over the Raiders 56-39, sending Spring Hill to fourth place in Region 4-4A with a 1-2 record.
Just 40 seconds into the second half, Raider running back Dontae Smith broke a 54-yard run to cut Giles County’s lead to 21-19.
Smith, a junior, continued a very strong season with 248 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 19 attempts. He’s rushed for 1,088 yards this season with 12 TDs.
The two-point deficit was as close as Spring Hill would get.
The Bobcats, led by three second-half touchdowns from running back Redell Reed, got into the end zone five times after halftime and pulled away from the Raiders. Reed finished with 104 yards rushing and 56 yards receiving with four total (three rushing) scores.
Spring Hill also had troubles stopping Giles County quarterback Johnny Bachus. He completed 16-of-21 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns. His main target was Kenneth Zeigler, who hauled in eight catches for 140 yards and a TD.
The loss sends the Raiders to fourth in the region standings ahead of their out-of-region contest against Father Ryan in Week 8. The Fightin’ Irish had a bye Friday.