The Wildcats hung with Corsicana during the first half of their district game at Corsicana Friday night, Oct. 18. The Tigers led 21-14. However, the Wildcats were unable to get on the scoreboard during the second half while Corsicana scored 20 unanswered points, for a 41-14 Homecoming win.
The way Corsicana opened the game made it appear a one-sided rout was in the offing. After the Wildcats went three and out on offense and punted, the Tigers roared 65 yards for a touchdown. Receiver Lane Fuentes scored the touchdown on a 12 yard flanker around play. Corsicana led 7-0 with 6:31 left in the first quarter.
A second Wildcats drive stalled and a fourth down play resulted in the ball going over on downs. The Tigers went 58 yards for another touchdown. Back Day Day Daniels scored the touchdown on a 14 yard run and Corsicana led 14-0 with 2:56 left in quarter number one.
The Wildcats then countered with a score of their own. Back Caden Davis scored on a 10 yard run and the Wildcats trailed only 14-7 with 11:32 left in the second quarter.
The Tigers answered with a scoring drive of their own. Tigers quarterback Solomon James threw a 17-yard TD pass to George Foster and Corsicana was up 21-7 with 8:55 left in the second quarter. The Wildcats struck right back. Again, Davis found the end zone from 5 yards out then, again, the Wildcats trailed by only 7 with 3:44 left in the second quarter. At the half, Corsicana led 21-14.
The third quarter was as ugly as a pot bellied pig for the Wildcats. It started with what appeared to be another successful onside kick recovery but it was negated by an off sides call on the Wildcats. Later, the Wildcats lost a fumble on a punt return at their own 27 yard line. Then, came a backbreaking play. The Tigers faced a third and 26 situation but, ended up striking pay dirt as quarterback James threw a 43-yard TD to receiver Fuentes. The extra point was no good, but Corsicana was now ahead 27-14 with 7:28 left in the third quarter.
Wildcats safety Chase Haney ended a later Tigers drive with his fourth interception of the season. Late in the quarter, the Wildcats muffed a punt but it was alertly recovered by Detrick Clayton. After three quarters, Corsicana led the Wildcats, 27-14.
The Wildcats’ buzzards luck continued into the fourth quarter. They drove down to the Corsicana two yard line but suffered an unsportsmanlike conduct call that set them back fifteen yards. The Wildcats ended up turning the ball over on downs. Less than two minutes later, Corsicana scored again as back Daniels ran 55 yards for a touchdown.
The Tigers were up 34-14 with 5:49 still left to play. Yet another Wildcats drive then ended over on downs. Corsicana tacked on a run up the score touchdown in the games final minute as James ran 7 yards to the end zone. The final score was Corsicana 41, Wildcats 14.
Corsicana remains in second place with a 5-1 district record. The Wildcats remain in a sixth place tie with a 1-4 district record. Their season record is 1-6.
The Wildcats host Greenville next Friday at Gerald Prim Stadium on a Wildcat Hall of Honor Induction Night.
Friday Night Scores
- Ennis 52, Forney 0
- Corsicana 41, Sulphur Springs 14
- Royse City 17, Greenville 14
- Kaufman 34, Terrell 33
- North Forney bye
District 8-5A Standings
Team, District, Season
- Ennis 6-0 7-1
- Corsicana 5-1 6-2
- Royse City 4-1 6-1
- Greenville 3-2 4-3
- North Forney 2-3 4-3
- Kaufman 1-4 1-6
- Sulphur Springs 1-4 1-6
- Forney 1-4 2-5
- Terrell 1-5 1-7
- Ennis bye
- Corsicana at Forney
- Kaufman at Royse City
- Greenville at Sulphur Springs
- North Forney at Terrell