Cats Fall 37-8
Edmonson Voice Sports:
The growing pains of a young team along with recent COVID restrictions have somewhat hindered Wildcat Football, but a solid second half against Hancock County last night in Brownsville brought some positivity to an otherwise 37-8 lopsided loss to the 4-0 Hancock County Hornets.
The Hornets wasted no time in their attack, scoring on a 61-yard touchdown run by Logan Willis on the first play of the game. Their two-point conversion gave them an 8-0 lead over the Cats only 16 seconds into the game.
On the Hornets' next possession, it would be Willis again, scoring on a 20-yard TD run. Another two-point conversion gave Hancock a 16-0 lead with 10 minutes left in the first.
Willis would score twice more before the break, and an interception and touchdown with just over two minutes to go in the half extended Hancock County's lead to 37-0 at the half.
With a running clock, the Cats came out aggressively on defense and did a much better job in the third, while many teams would've already given up. Not many teams bounce back from a 37-defecit at the half, and with only 6 yards of total offense during the first half, Edmonson County was able to hold the Hornets scoreless in the second half.
Zander Bass led Edmonson County with 53 rushing yards while Michael Mills added 53 rushing yards and scored the first touchdown for the Cats this season. Mills was also able to convert the two-point conversion to get 8 points on the board for the Cats.
On defense, Logan Davis led the Cats with 9 tackles while Daren Alexander and Caden Swihart both recorded sacks for EC.
Edmonson County had not played in two weeks prior to last night due to quarantines and school closures.
They are now 0-4 on the season and are scheduled to travel to Caverna next Friday at 7pm.