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Bobcats hammer Diamond 43-0

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

The Thayer Bobcats football team extended their season record to 3-0 Sept. 20 as they traveled to Diamond and dominated the Wildcats from the beginning to the end of a 43-0 shutout.

The Bobcat defense was awesome as it held Diamond to 16 yards of offense and only one first down on the evening.

"They were kind of a young team," said Bobcat Head Coach Billy Webber. "We managed to shut them down."

The Bobcats had co-defensive players of the game again this week. Josh Eubank had four solo and four assisted tackles, including two tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery and a safety.

Brett Cotham was chosen as the other defensive player of the game by the Thayer coaching staff. Brett had one solo tackle and seven assists, including a tackle for a loss and an interception.

Carl Hunter receives the Hitman Award this week.

The offensive player of the game for Thayer was running back Paul Brewer. Brewer rushed eight times for 71 yards, including a 35-yard scamper in the second quarter that gave the 'Cats a 23-0 lead with 9:30 left in the first half of play.

"We got off to a slow start on each side of the ball out of the gate," said Webber.

Quarterback Tim Eckman completed 7-of-11 pass attempts for 84 yards, including two TD passes to receiver Matt Martin for 6 and 27 yards each.

Other scores for Thayer during the game included a 4-yard rushing TD by Josh Garrison, a 3-yard rushing touchdown by Kyle Goetting and an 85-yard kickoff return by Jarad Gaines.

"Our guys did a good job running the ball. The offensive line opened some good holes," said Webber.

The Bobcats travel to Mountain View Liberty Sept. 27 to face the Eagles.

"They're a big, physical team. We saw them in the Jamboree this year," said Webber. "We'd better be ready for a battle."

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