It was a tough night for the Wildcats at Gerald Prim Stadium Friday night as Marshall defeated the Wildcats, 56-13 in a district game. The turning point of the game occurred with about seven minutes left in the second quarter as Mavericks linebacker Sheldon Williams intercepted a Wildcat pass in the flat and returned it for a touchdown.
A 14-7 Wildcat deficit increased to 21-7. Marshall scored four more touchdowns in the second and third quarters to run the score to 49-7. The Wildcats managed to score on a touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Humphries to receiver Simeon Taylor in the second quarter and on a one yard TD run from back Searn Rodgers in the fourth quarter.
Marshall made several key 3rd down conversions and passed the ball effectively at times. The Wildcats struggled to make first downs on several key short yardage situations.
The Wildcats and Marshall are now both 1-1 in district play. Both now have 2-4 records as well.
The Wildcats will play Texas High on the road next Friday night.