The Cougars opened with a nine-play, 57-yard drive, ending with the first of three first-quarter rushing touchdowns by senior Alton Taylor. So went the night for the Gladiators.
The Cougars defense established itself early, allowing just 18 total yards in the first quarter, while senior quarterback Jimbo Chmelik completed all four passing attempts for 46 yards.
Gibbs showed some life in the second quarter when quarterback Josh Rembert connected with fellow senior Jarvis West for a 13-yard score, but after halftime, the Cougars defense took over.
Senior defensive back Todd Shorter picked off Rembert's first two passing attempts of the second half, giving him three for the night. Taylor scored his fourth touchdown from 4 yards out and senior Brenton Conley added a 10-yard touchdown run in the third.