Wildcats make respectable showing


By David Johnson - Sports Writer



Josh Polk gets some running room with the help of teammate Dequanter Wright.


Hobbton quarterback Omar Farrior gets around the right side for a good run to the endzone.


Braving the hot humid weather, the Hobbton Wildcats, as well as the other county teams, kicked off the 2016 football season with the annual Pigskin Jamboree.

After getting over their initial jitters, the Wildcats made a respectable showing for themselves. The defense, although there were some breakdowns, made some good stops against the likes of strong teams Clinton and Lakewood.

Head coach Robert Hill said, “We have a lot of work to do… offensive line work, backs hitting the holes, coming off and being aggressive on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. We saw some bright spots like we did Wednesday night, but we still have a lot of work to do.”

“We have to work on the fundamentals,” offensive coach Steve Mallard added. “We have to be able to do that to be successful. It’s just fundamentals. We have to get the kids to the point where they act without thinking.”

The Wildcat travel to Midway Friday night to begin non-conference regular season play.

Josh Polk gets some running room with the help of teammate Dequanter Wright.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Josh-Polk-1.jpgJosh Polk gets some running room with the help of teammate Dequanter Wright.

Hobbton quarterback Omar Farrior gets around the right side for a good run to the endzone.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Omar-Farrior-1.jpgHobbton quarterback Omar Farrior gets around the right side for a good run to the endzone.

By David Johnson

Sports Writer

Melony Henderson can be reached at [email protected] or at 910376-2127

Melony Henderson can be reached at [email protected] or at 910376-2127

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