North Marion (FL) running back Jamie Gilmore got some good looks on the recruiting trail from the likes of Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Duke among others. However the talented back decide to accept a scholarship offer from Temple University in the northeastern part of the country, far from the warm temps of Central Florida.
Gilmore leaves North Marion as the school All-Time leader in touchdowns scored and rushed for over 1,000 yards his final three seasons leaving a mark on a program that has won several district titles over the past 10 years under the watch of head coach Craig Damon. Gilmore was also named to the Class 5A All-State First Team in 2011. In 2011 Gilmore rushed for 1,859 yards and 16 TD.
On this night the Colts had already clinched a playoff berth so they were just playing out the regular season in a homecoming game against visiting St. Could (Orlando-area FL). St. Cloud wasn’t the biggest of foes Gilmore and the Colts had seen in his four years at the school but they were a playoff team in Florida’s Class 7A and could not be taken lightly.
Gilmore was out to play the game he loved most and wanted to send a statement not only for himself but for his team entering the playoffs and he did just that. Gilmore had a field day against the St. Cloud defense and did much of the damage in the open minutes of the contest. Gilmore would finish with almost 160 yards rushing and 2TD, with 141 of those yards and both TDs coming in the first quarter of the contest.
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