Thayer, Mo. –The Thayer, Missouri, Bobcats went up against the Houston Tigers on Friday, September 22, 2023, at Louis Bozman Field. The Bobcats won the game 18-7.
Friday night’s game was also Thayer High School’s Homecoming. Between three senior candidates- Danyca Donahue, Jaylie Haven, and Ella Johnson- Jaylie Haven took home the crown and became the 2023 Thayer High School Homecoming Queen.
The stands were packed with green from both current Thayer students and Thayer alumni. At the west endzone, the alumni set up a big tent. Available were BBQ plates and drinks.
The football game was a great one. Great catches and throws were made, long runs, and touchdowns.
About halfway through the first quarter, the Bobcats fumbled the ball, and the Tigers recovered it. That did not dismay the Bobcats too much. When the Bobcats got the ball back, Mark Spencer (#1 for Bobcats) made a 75-yard run down the field, evading opponents as he went to the endzone for a touchdown. They did not make the extra point.
Mark Spencer followed the 75-yard run with another touchdown in the second quarter. The score was then 12-0. During the game, Bobcats quarterback Devin Harrington (#3) made several good runs, throws, and hand-offs. At one time during the game, Harrington ran for about 30 yards. Before the half ended, Brady Brookshire (#5 for Tigers) made a touchdown for his team. The kicker, Stone Jackson (#7 for the Tigers) made the extra point.
The second half was not as exciting as the first half. More catches for about ten yards were made from both teams. Devin Harrington (#3 for the Bobcats) sealed up the victory by running several yards into the endzone. The final score was 18-7.
The next game will be on September 29, 2023, against the Cabool Bulldogs at Cabool High School.  Let’s pack the stands with green and white!