Bobcats battle in loss to Eagles

Published 12:46 am Sunday, September 14, 2008

GROVE CITY — The Green Bobcats might have lost their first game of the season, but they didn’t walk away with their heads down.

The Bobcats gave a valiant effort as they lost 27-6 to the Grove City Christian Eagles Friday night.

“I was pleased with the effort. We competed,” said Green coach Dan Mercer. “Hopefully we took a step forward

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All-Ohio running back Jesse Barns had touchdown runs of 55 and 6 yards in the first half as the Eagles held onto a 14-0 halftime lead.

Grove City Christian added a score in the third quarter and a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

Green scored on a 1-yard run by Chad Lewis with 3:20 to play.

The Bobcats (2-1) play at Racine Southern this Friday.

Green 0 0 0 6 = 6

Grove City 7 7 7 6 = 27

First Quarter

GC – Jesse Barns 55 run (Vacha kick) 3:21

Second Quarter

GC ¬– Jesse Barnes 6 run (Vacha kick) 7:40

Third Quarter

GC ¬– Snider 11 run (Vacha kick) 8:51

Fourth Quarter

GC – B. Bowman 12 pass from C. Bowman (kick failed) 9:20

Gr – Chad Lewis 1 run (kick failed) 3:20