The Hobbton Wildcats hosted the Bulldogs of Wake Christian Academy Friday night. The final score was 42-7 Wake Christian.
It seemed that Wake Christian could do no wrong and Hobbton couldn’t get anything right in the first half. Wake scored all their points in the first half. They took the opening kick-off 65 yards for a score 2 and half minutes into the game. At that point, the score was 7-0.
The Wildcats got the ball on their own 36-yard line after the score. A fumble on first down gave the Bulldogs the ball back on the Wildcat 30-yard line and where they quickly scored again to go up 14-0.
On the next kick-off, the Bulldogs short kicked it and recovered the ball at the Wildcat 49-yard line and turned that into a score going up 21-0 midway the first quarter.
The Wildcats held onto the ball on the next possession but turned the ball over on downs despite a valiant fourth down scamper by Omar Farrior that came up short.
Wake took over on the Wildcat 45 yard line.They scored again with 1:40 left in the first quarter to go up 28-0.
On the next Wildcat possession, quarterback Jason Scrivner lost and interception at the 33-yard line putting the Bulldogs in an excellent scoring position, again. The converted to make it 35-0 with 10:14 left in the half.
The Wildcats got some yardage on the next possession giving up the ball on downs at the 18-yard line. Wake got their final points with 1:07 left in the first half to go up 42-0 at the half.
A mercy rule kicks in when either team gets a 42 or more point lead. During the second half, the clock never stopped. J. D. Faison got the Wildcat crowd on their feet with the opening kick-off returning it 30 yards to the Wake 38-yard line. The Wildcats got on the scoreboard midway the third quarter on a 10-yard scamper around the left side by Steven Bell. Malik Parker kicked the point after to make the score 42-7.
The Wildcat defense did a good job of keeping Wake away from the end zone in the second half. Wake did attempt a field goal late in the game. It was blocked by the Wildcat’s Chris Faison. The Wildcats held on until the clock ran out.
Wildcat coach Robert Hill said,”We didn’t have a lot of intensity the first half. They jumped on us early and put a bunch of points on the board. Take nothing away from them, they have an excellent team and are well coached. The run the offense well and get to the ball well. We got beat by a better team. We have to go back and work on fundamentals and get better.”
The Wildcats start conference play next week at Rosewood.