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Wildcats Football Team Drops First Zone Game To North Forney, 56-21, Friday

North Forney is projected to be one of the very best football teams in District 8-5A and they showed their talent at Gerald Prim Stadium as they won a zone game over the Wildcats, 56-21 Friday night, October 30.

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The Falcons led 7-0 before their strong offense even took the field. On the Wildcats’ first drive, North Forney defensive back Tylen Crochet intercepted a pass from Wildcats’ quarterback Kaden Wallace and returned it all the way into the end zone for a touchdown.

The first time the Falcons had the ball on offense they drove for a score. Falcon running back Ty Collins, a Nevada commit, ran 6 yards for a touchdown. The Falcons were up, 14-0 with 6:44 to go in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, North Forney quarterback Jacob Acuna tossed a touchdown pass to Collyn Shipley and the Falcons went up, 21-0 with 11:47 to go in the second period. The North Forney defense then scored again. Wildcats backup quarterback Matthew Mitchell went back to pass but was hit causing a fumble. Then, 273-pound Falcon nose guard Rod Brown scooped up the ball and ran into the end zone. North Forney was up, 28-0 with 6:25 left in the second period.

Then, the Wildcats used trickery to fuel a touchdown drive. In punt formation, Wallace did not punt but rather threw a pass to Robbie Hanks, who got free along the sideline. Later, back Caden Davis ran 5 yards for the touchdown. With Josh Tavera‘s extra point kick, the Wildcats cut the lead to 28-7 with 3:48 left in quarter number 2.

North Forney struck right back scoring quickly. Collins ran for 7 yards and a touchdown and the Falcons were up, 35-7 with 3:19 left in the second quarter. 35-7 was also the score at the half.

After an unsuccessful Wildcats onside kick to start the second half, North Forney went 51 yards for a touchdown. Collins scored his third TD of the night from 5 yards out and the Falcons led 42-7 with 10:51 left in the third quarter. The Wildcats answered with one of their better drives of the game. It covered 72 yards. Wallace tossed a 10 yard TD pass to B-Back Carson Fenton for a touchdown. Tavera’s kick was good and the Wildcats trailed, 42-14.

Again, North Forney matched the Wildcats score. The Falcons went 72 yards with back Jermaine Oakley scoring on a short run. North Forney led 49-14 with 4:49 left in the third quarter. Several minutes later, North Forney scored their last TD. Quarterback Acuna teamed up with receiver Kam Allen on a 14 yard TD pass and North Forney’s lead was up to 56-14 with 1:36 left in the third quarter.

Midway through the fourth quarter, the Wildcats struck pay dirt again. Back Douglas Deloney stormed up the middle for 18 yards to the end zone. Again Tavera’s kick was good and the score was North Forney 56 Sulphur Springs 21 with 6:21 left in the game. That’s the way it ended.

The Wildcats managed 244 total yards unofficially with 161 yards rushing and 83 yards passing. Back J.J. Hall finished with 79 yards. Davis had 39 yards and Deloney had 37. The Wildcats had 8 catches with Fenton leading the way with 3. Cable Glenn and C.J. Williams had 2 apiece. Davis had 1. Wallace completed 7 of 18 with a TD and an interception.

North Forney is now 1-0 in zone play and 5-0 this season. The Wildcats are 0-1 in zone play and 0-3 for the season. North Forney plays Greenville in zone play next week while the Wildcats play host to Corsicana in zone play next Friday night at Gerald Prim Stadium.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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