Cats Win Big 44-6
Darren Doyle, story and photo:
After suffering a loss last week to district opponent Metcalfe County, the Wildcats bounced back tonight with a win over Clinton County 44-6 in their first district win of the year. The win is the second one this season and something Head Coach Zach Vincent said was much needed after last week's 39-22 loss.
"These kids are capable of more than what they know," he said. "I told them today that 'guys, we played Metcalfe 1-1 in the third quarter with their starters and it should've been that way the whole entire time. And we gotta keep battling. And we told them, when you first come out, it's pedal to the metal--we're going."
And that's what they did as the Cats were able to get on the scoreboard early with help from running back Michael Mills, who led the way with 268* rushing yards on the night. Mills made it into the end zone with 5:14 in the first quarter on an 11-yard run and the Cats led 6-0.
The Bulldogs answered with a huge kickoff return for a 76-yard touchdown to tie the score at 6-6, but that's the only offensive threat Clinton County showed the Cats for the rest of the night. The Bulldogs were also plagued with penalty calls throughout the game.
Mills scored all 6 of the Wildcats' touchdowns, which included two runs over 50-yards. The Wildcats notched 378 total yards of rushing. Edmonson County had no passing yardage tonight. Despite the impressive yardage by the Wildcats, Coach Vincent credited the defense for getting the job done tonight.
"They did a great job, they shut them out," he said. He also noted that kids were playing play-by-play tonight and not thinking about a mistake that happened three plays ago.
Nolan Martin had 9 tackles for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats are now 2-5 on the season and are off next week for fall break. Their next game is Friday, October 14th on the road at Green County for another district match.
*all stats are unofficial
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