Eagles take Wildcats in conference matchup

David Johnson Sports Writer

September 28, 2013

The Hobbton Wildcats woes continued Friday night when they came up short 27-8 to Rosewood. However, the game was closer than the score. The score at the half was 14-8 Rosewood.

Wildcat coach Jeff Byrd said, “We’re getting better. Even though the scoreboard doesn’t reflect it, we are getting better. With a minute left in the third quarter it was only 14-8. Those scores came off special teams, the blocked punt and the kickoff return. Offensively, we missed a few opportunities. We keep shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties and turnovers. We have to do a better job with that. That comes with a bit of youth. I think we get over that.”

“Defensively, I thought we played outstanding. That’s as good as we’ve looked all season. We had one or two breakdowns but we are getting better. We are immature. We are going to keep working at it,” Coach Byrd continued.

The Wildcats’ only score came on a 23-yard run by J. D. Faison with 5:37 left in the first quarter. Place kick holder Johnnie Knowles passed to Marque Surles for the point after to take an 8-7 lead. Rosewood had scored earlier on a blocked punt.

Surles rushed for 115 yards on 23 carries. The Wildcats, 0-6, will host Spring Creek next week for Homecoming. Game time is 7:30.