The Hobbton Wildcats tangled with the Trojans of Southeast Halifax Friday night and came up short. The final score was 30-12.
“The score is not indicative of the game,” said Hobbton head coach Jeff Byrd. “Offensively we got to moving the ball better and defensively we gave up 30 points. But, 2 of those scores came at the end of the first half and at the end of the game. That’s as good as I have seen them play on defense in a long time. We had people cramping up and people stepping up. That was a little bit of “iron football” there. I saw a lot of improvement. If we keep working we’re going to get better. I’m proud of the guys.”
Offensive coach Steve Mallard said, “We should of got one more score in in the first half. Not being able to get that on in hurt us. But scoring at the end of the half gave us some momentum. We had some cramp issues and had to use some other people. Depth was also an issue in the second half, but, I just love the way we played.”
Southeast scored early in the game taking an 8-0 lead. The scored again early in the second quarter to take a 16-0 lead.
Hobbton’s first score came midway the second quarter starting a drive on the 50-yard line. Reakwon Bryant broke tackles up the middle for a 36-yard scamper and a score. The point after failed on an incomplete pass.
Southeast scored again late in the first half to make the score 24-6.
As the clock wound down in the half, Gage Herring hit Gregory Herring on a pass to the 4-yard line. However, a pass interference penalty on the play gave the Wildcats another chance after time had expired. Gage Herring found Gregory Herring again on a 20-yard pass to the end zone for the score. The point after failed.
Southeast would cap off the scoring wit 20 ticks left on the clock for the 30-12 win.
Raekwon Bryant had 12 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown.
The Wildcat JV traveled to Southeast Halifax Thursday night and brought home a win.
The Wildcat varsity is idle next week. The JV will play at Princeton Thursday night at 6:30.