The Wildcats Football Team exploded for 10 touchdowns, outscoring Crandall 72-44 Friday night, November 20, at Pirate Stadium.
The Wildcats never punted. Crandall got things going, scoring on the opening drive going 56 yards. Pirate junior quarterback Jamonte Gordon-West tossed a 31 yard TD pass to receiver Sammy Omosigho. The Pirates then went for two and successfully completed a pass. The Pirates led 8-0 with just 56 seconds gone in the first quarter.
The Wildcats struck back going 49 yards. Senior back Caden Davis ran 19 yards for a touchdown. Josh Tavera’s extra point kick was good and Crandall’s lead was only 8-7 with 8:31 left in the first quarter.
After the Wildcats forced Crandall to punt, the Wildcats went 61 yards for a score. Junior back Douglas Deloney scored on a one yard run. The Wildcats led 14-8 with 4:42 left in the initial quarter.
Crandall answered right back covering 75 yards in only 48 seconds. Gordon-West threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Luke Moffitt. Crandall went up 15-14 with 3:54 left in the first quarter.
The Wildcats went back in front, going 47 yards in just 51 seconds. Davis ran 20 yards for a touchdown and the Wildcats were ahead 21-15 with 3:03 left in the first quarter.
After the Wildcats’ defense forced the Pirates to turn the ball over on downs, the Wildcats continued their scoring barrage in the second quarter. They drove 85 yards. Davis had a long run during the drive. Back J.J. Hall scored from 2 yards out and the Wildcats increased their lead to 28-15 with 11:34 left in the second period.
Crandall struck back ; 53 seconds later, as they covered 75 yards. The three play drive was capped off by a 71 yard TD pass from Gordon-West to Joshua Smith and the Wildcats lead was cut down to 28-22 with 10:41 left in quarter number 2.
After the Wildcats drove the ball but missed a field goal, Crandall took the lead again. They went 80 yards with Gordon-West tossing a 50 yard TD pass to Sammy Omosigho. The Pirates led 29-28 with 6:01 left in the second quarter.
Just 1:23 later, the Wildcats went ahead for good. They drove 75 yards. Hall ran 23 yards for a TD and the Wildcats led 35-29 with 4:38 left in the second quarter. The Wildcats then forced Crandall to punt and the Wildcats tallied one more score just before halftime. C.J. Williams ran 2 yards to the end zone out of the Wildcat package with just 19 seconds left before the half. The Wildcats took a 42-29 lead into halftime.
The Wildcats got the ball to open the third quarter and drove 70 yards for another score. Deloney rumbled 58 yards down the field for the score. The Wildcats led 49-29 with 10:52 to go in the third quarter.
Just 1:51 later, Crandall scored again. Back Chris Abron ran 9 yards for a score. Again the Pirates completed a PAT pass for two points and, the Pirates then only trailed 49-37 with 9:01 left in quarter number 3.
The relentless Wildcats struck right back taking only 10 seconds to score in one play covering 75 yards. Quarterback Kaden Wallace hooked up with receiver C.J. Williams for the pass and catch. The Wildcats extended their lead to 56-37 with 8:51 left in the third quarter.
Crandall answered going 75 yards for a score. Gordon-West threw a TD pass to Abron and the Wildcats lead was reduced to 56-44 with 4:18 left in the third quarter.
Again, the Wildcats found the end zone. They drove 64 yards and Deloney covered the last 13 yards. The Wildcats led 63-44 with 2:15 left in the third quarter. Crandall was on the march again but, their drive ended on a bad snap on fourth down.
The Wildcats then scored in the fourth quarter. Deloney scored on a 7 yard TD run. The Wildcats led 70-44 with just 5:48 left in the game.
Defensive back Dominique Sims ended the next Crandall drive with an interception. On the Wildcats next drive, several players lost their tempers and a near brawl ensued. Order was finally restored and the Wildcats turned the ball over on downs. Crandall could not move on their next possession and disaster struck them on a fourth down punt. The center snap sailed over the punter’s head and he ran out of the back of the end zone for a safety with several Wildcats in hot pursuit. And, that’s the way it ended with the Wildcats up 72-44.
Crandall quarterback Jamonte Gordon-West ended up with 5 TD passes. For the Wildcats, Deloney scored 4 touchdowns, Davis had 2 and Hall also had a pair. Williams scored twice, one on a run and another on the receiving end of a Wallace pass.
The Wildcats improved their season record to 2-4. After a bye next Friday, the Wildcats end the season at Forney on December 4.