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Wildcats Sink the Buccaneers

The Kirbyville Varsity Wildcats traveled to East Chambers looking to keep their winning streak alive. The Cats were heading into this game as the underdogs by the local sports media. This year Kirbyville has something to prove, and it is showing from their leadership down to the sidelines. The atmosphere on the sidelines is electric and contagious with a WE > ME attitudes. Right off the start, R. O’Bannion recovered the kick-off that was muffed by the Bucs. Then J. Huffman connects with B. Garner along the Cats sideline to put the Cats in the Redzone. Cats struck first with a QB keeper by J. Huffman then followed by a success 2-point conversion putting the Cats up 8-0 with only 9:08 in the 1st Qtr. L. Fussell has a beautiful kick that the Bucs fumbled allowing the Cats to recover. J. Huffman hits D. Fussell for another TD with 5:20 again in the 1st Qtr. and after another 2-point conversion the Cats were up 14-0. The Cats were facing a 4th down when T. Cooper ran on a fake punt for a 30-yard gain giving the Wildcats a 1st down as the 1st Qtr. ended. This allowed the Cats to score another TD and conversion 24-0 in the 1st half. On the ensuing kick-off the, Bucs score on a hook & ladder play but were not able to convert on the 2-point conversion making it 24-6 with 5:30 left in the half. B. Melvin was key to the stop on the Bucs 2-point conversion. The Cats get the ball back and show out with a 70-yard pass to B. Mahathay driving deep into Bucs territory. The Cats couldn’t capitalize on the drive and the Bucs took over. Keys stops again from the Cats defense allowed the Cats to get the ball back with less than :30 seconds on the clock. J. Huffman throws a bomb to E. Rawls, who stretched it out but was tackled around the Bucs 5-yards with time expiring for the half. Starting off the second half J. Mordente had a nice 20-yard return, bringing the Cats close to Bucs territory. The game was a back-and-forth battle with the Cats defense not giving an inch. The Cats defense had some big-time sacks in the 3rd Qtr. causing the Bucs to go 4 and out. The Cats capital on this in the 4th Qtr., with J. Huffman throwing a bullet to T. Jackson that falls just beyond the goal line for the score. THe Bucs held the Cats on the extra points which brought the score 30-6 with 11:40 in the game. The Cats defense again came up big late in the 4th with another 4 and out turnover. The Cats never let up with T. Jackson scoring a 20-yard TD with 3 minutes left in the game. Even though the Bucs held the Cats on the extra points, the Cats still had them 36-6. The Cats continued their win streak sinking the Bucs but face their south county rivals this Friday at Wildcat Stadium. Kick-off is at 7:30 pm so pack the stands with Red and Black!!

The Wildcat offense had a good night with 246 rushing yards over 43 carries with 3 TD’s. Their air attack was one point with 182 total receiving yards with 11 catches and 2 TD’s. The Cat’s defense had 22 solo tackles, 17 assists, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 2 fumble recoveries. #WildcatNation


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