The Miners football team (1-5) suffered their biggest loss of the season in Carlinville (5-1) to Jacob Dixon and company by a score of 7-51 while extending their losing streak to four games. Gillespie couldn’t get any traction Friday totaling only nine (9) offensive yards by halftime while being pounded by scattered rain and Carlinville’s defense. Tate Wargo led the team with 57 rushing yards.
Jacob Dixon carried Carlinville’s offense throughout the game scoring six (6) touchdowns by halftime, returning the opening kickoff in the second half 75 yards for a touchdown and tallying a total of 236 offensive yards in the contest. The Cavalier’s Adam Walton and Brady Jamieson were the go-to receivers reeling in a respected 63 and 37 yards.
Gillespie returns on their home front for homecoming festivities this Friday to host Roxana (1-5).