Thayer defeats Highland 46-16

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

By Bob Mitchum

Sports Reporter

In non-conference action, the Thayer Bobcats defeated the Highland Rebels 46-16. Thayer jumped out to a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and added 13 points in the second quarter. The Bobcats led 33-0 at the end of the first half. The Bobcats scored 7 points in the third quarter and led 40-0 at the end of the quarter. Highland scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, and Thayer scored 6 points.

Thayer Bobcats defeated the Highland Rebels 46-16. Photos/Kelly Steed

To start the game, Highland kicked off to Thayer. The Bobcats gained possession of the football and scored a rushing touchdown and added a two-point conversion to lead 8-0. After gaining possession of the football on the kickoff, Highland punted to Thayer. The Bobcats scored another rushing touchdown. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful, and Thayer led 14-0. Highland received the kickoff. Then, the Rebels punted to Thayer. With under a minute remaining in the first quarter, Thayer scored a rushing touchdown. The extra point conversion attempt was unsuccessful, and Thayer led at the end of the first quarter 20-0.

Early in the second quarter, Highland punted to Thayer. With approximately nine minutes remaining in the second quarter, Thayer scored a rushing touchdown and added the point after. Thayer led 27-0. Next, Highland turned over possession on downs. Thayer had the football on its own 37-yard line. Then, Thayer completed a pass for a touchdown and the two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful. Thayer led 33-0 at halftime.

In the third quarter, with approximately seven minutes to go, the Bobcats scored a rushing touchdown. The extra point attempt was successful, and Thayer led 40-0 at the end of the third quarter.

With approximately six minutes remain in the game, Highland scored a rushing touchdown and made the two-point conversion attempt. Thayer led 40-8. Thayer returned Highland’s kickoff for a touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful, and Thayer led 46-8. With approximately four minutes remaining in the game, Highland scored a rushing touchdown and the two-point conversion attempt was successful making the final score 46-16.

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