Dragons Slay Wildcats
Coming off their first win of the season over the Hundred Hornets, the Wildcats were hoping to carry the momentum over and knock off Cameron on Friday night. However the states ninth ranked team, who lost their first game last week to Shenandoah, Ohio, would have nothing to do with another let down.
The Dragons scored a touchdown on their first possession of the game on a 62 yard pass play and from there it was lights out for the Wildcats.
The home team quickly added another score when they recovered one of Paden City’s five fumbles on the night and Andrew Ritchea took the next play to the house with a 30 yard run, by the end of the first quarter the score was 30-0 and the rout was on. The Dragons added two more scores in the second quarter to make it 44-0 at the half.
The Dragons got the first score of the second half to go up 50-0 before playing the reserves. Paden City got the last two scores of the game when Rander Amos scored on a seven yard run and Clayton Thomas added a fourth quarter 28 yard run for a T.D. and the Cat;s fell to 1-4 on the season.
Paden City managed to stay even with the Dragons in first downs as both teams ended with 13, however the Cat’s lost 4-5 fumbles and were penalized three times for 25 yards. Cameron ended with a huge advantage of 392 total yards to Paden City’s 154. The Wildcats were led in Rushing by Amos with 56 yards on 16 carries, while Thomas gained 43 on six totes.
Wildcat Quarterback Mike Shreves, was 4-5 passing for 29 yards, while the leading receiver was Bryant McKay with one catch for 18 yards.
“The season is not over. We’re going to keep practicing and we’re going to keep trying to beat people. Maybe we will get a couple more wins down the road. Cameron is without a doubt the best team we’ve played this year. They just have a really good football team and they’re going to make the playoffs and make some noise when they get there,” Said Coach Brent Croasmun.
“Our kids keep playing no matter what. We’ve been in some pretty lopsided games this year, but our kids keep playing hard. We’ve got some guys banged up again and that’s been the story of our season, injuries. We’ve just been fighting week in and week out.Cameron controlled the football game from start to finish.”
The Wildcats will return to action on Friday night against Clay Battelle for homecoming weekend.