Wildcats Lose a Tough One

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When you finish with less points than the other team, it is always easy to look back and say it was a big play, a missed opportunity, a lucky bounce, or bad officiating.  Be assured that tonight many people have strong opinions about tonight’s game.  It is a loss early in the season in a non-district game which will certainly not keep Central out of the playoffs if the Cats take care of business in the weeks to come.  So, let’s look at the very positive aspects of tonights game.

Central rolled up 447 yards of total offense while the defense held St Paul’s to 230.   Will Briscoe went 20 for 31 passing with 4 TD’s and no picks.  James Richardson, Paul Hunt and David Vest combined for 18 tackles, 10 assists, a sack and 4 tackles for losses.  Jae Cutno, Shedrick Davis and Wes Briscoe piled up 18 catches for 286 yards and three TD’s.  McKenzie Price carried 10 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry.  Click these links to see the GAME STATS and the SEASON STATS.

The last two minutes of the game were action packed.  With 1:14 left in the game St Paul’s drove 57 yards in 50 seconds to overcome a one point deficit, added the two point conversion and led by 7.  Central responded with a three play drive culminating in a pass and lateral back to Will Briscoe that went 63 yards for the score and a chance to tie the game with the extra point.  A 15 yard penalty resulting from Central’s exuberance over the big play turned the routine extra point into a 35 yard attempt, which barely missed wide and left CHS down 28-27 for the loss.

Come out next Friday, 9/18, and support the Wildcats as they face Sarah Reed at home in Wildcat Stadium at 7:00 PM.