The Wildcats will face Lucas Lovejoy in a bi-district playoff game Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Gerald Prim Stadium.
The Wildcats’ football team took a 19-7 road district win at Hallsville Friday night to earn a playoff spot. The Wildcats’ defense bottled up Hallsville coming within five minutes of a shutout. Meanwhile the Wildcats’ offense chipped in two first half field goals and two second half touchdowns.
The Wildcats defense forced six turnovers, four interceptions and two fumbles. Cornerback Terrell Turman picked off two passes and safety D.J. Abron and safety Jase Thompson intercepted one apiece. Landry Tyson recovered a muffed kickoff by Hallsville and defensive end Calvin Eckert recovered a Bobcat fumble.
Hallsville finally got on the scoreboard on a 67-yard TD run after the Wildcats had built a 19-0 lead. Kicker Angel Tavera kicked two first half field goals to give the Wildcats a 6-0 halftime lead. Back Searn Rodgers scored a touchdown in the third and the fourth quarters to pad the Wildcats’ lead.
With a Greenville loss at home to Mount Pleasant, the Wildcats ended up tied with Pine Tree for the district’s top small school playoff spot. Pine Tree earns the #1 small school playoff seed since they defeated the Wildcats head to head. The Wildcats end the regular season with a 5-5 record. They were 3-3 in district play.