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Wildcats Lose Battle at Texas High

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The Wildcats’ football team battled Texas High all game long, staying close to the undefeated and state-ranked Tigers for most of the game at Tiger Stadium Friday night before finally losing, 23-10.

The game opened with offensive flourishes by both teams early before it settled down into a tough defensive struggle. On their first drive, Texas High scored on a short run by back Devuntay Walker to take a 7-0 lead. The Wildcats came right back as back Lawrence Worth scored on a 7 yard run to tie the game at 7-7. Tigers quarterback Cade Pearson threw an 8 yard TD pass to receiver Quan Hampton to give the Tigers a 14-7 lead in the first quarter.

Then as the defenses asserted themselves both teams could only manage a field goal in the second quarter. ¬†Texas High’s Isidro Hennandez kicked a 29 yarder and the Wildcats Angel Tavera put one through the uprights from 22 yards out. Texas High led at the half, 17-10. Texas High managed the only second half score as Walker ran 69 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter. Although the Wildcats did not score in the second half, they were throwing into the end zone as the game ended.

The Wildcats are 1-2 in district play and 2-5 overall. They have a bye next Friday before playing three opponents to determine who will be the small school seeds in the playoffs.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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