There was a time Gilman held the momentum over the 10th-ranked (nationally) independent school in the country on national television, but it was short-lived.
Gilman Northwestern commit Jelani Roberts returned a kickoff (VIDEO ABOVE) with 7:18 to play in the first quarter for a 89-yard touchdown. It was a score that narrowed the gap between Greyhounds and St. Edward, 14-7. It was exciting, but it was the narrowest gap of the game since it’s start.
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The game ended with St. Edward taking the win in Lakewood, Ohio, 38-7.
Gilman standout quarterback and Florida State recruit Kai Locksley was held to just a handful of rushing and passing yards in the first half. Locksley didn’t have much better luck in the second half.
The game ended with two Locksley rushes, the first a 14-yard scramble, the best show of his athleticism during the game. The second was a 4-yard rush as the final seconds of play expired from the game clock.
St. Edward was led on offense by junior running back Cole Gest with three rushing touchdowns and 130+ yards on the ground.
The Greyhounds (0-1) will next face Paramus Catholic at Towson University on September 6th at 11 a.m.
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