The Bobcat offense opened the game with a razzle-dazzle score that shocked Deweyville and pleased the home crowd. Senior Kole Frauenberger had taken the kick from the Cat 25 to the 39. On the first play, he lined up under the center, Paul Goodman. Frauenberger took the snap and passed laterally to regular quarterback Landyn Sellers who rolled to his right and loosed a 35 spiral to Bryce Aguirre. There was not a Pirate defender within 15 yards when he hauled the ball in at the 30 and rambled in for the touchdown. The Bobcats led 6-0 and had ran only 14 seconds off the clock.
Fifteen seconds later the Bobcats were in possession of the pigskin, again. Deweyville had ran the kick up to their 41 and scrimmaged. A first down fumble was recovered by HD at the 43. Momentum shifted on this possession. A more specific explanation might be that momentum abandoned the Bobcats at this point. They lost the ball on downs, and the Pirates began a 1-minute, 48-yard march to pay dirt. The extra point failed and it was tied at 6 with just under 9 minutes left in the first quarter.
HD put together a 25-yard drive, mostly on the rushing of Bryce Aguirre, but put the ball on the ground and Deweyville recovered at their own 43. From there they spent about 2 minutes getting into the end zone. With the extra points, it was 14-6. The quarter ended with the Cats driving. Jose Gomez and Deon Reed provided some key blocking for Aguirre and Frauenberger. Unfortunately, the Bobcats could not find the end zone. Deweyville won possession when HD failed to convert a fourth down and scrimmaged from the Bobcat 42. The Pirates put together a 2-play drive to make it 20-6 and kicked to the Bobcats with 8:31 left in the second quarter.
The Bobcats were forced to punt from their own 40, and the Pirates set up shop at their own 39. The clock was down to 2:25 when Deweyville scored their fourth TD of the night on a 9-yard sweep. It was 28-6. HD was not through, though. Their drive began at their 38. Frauenberger and Aguirre rushed for successful yards, and Sellers completed two passes on this drive. The TD pass went for 20 yards to Frauenberger. The senior has scored from his running back, quarterback and now receiving positions. It was 28 to 14 with 45 seconds left in the half.
This is a point in the game when lots of teams will run the clock and prep for the third quarter. Not Deweyville, not last Friday night. Sweeping to the outside, the Pirates put another TD on the books and kicked to the Bobcats with 9 seconds left. Landon Sellers put the ball in the air and into the hands of a Deweyville cornerback. He took possession at the 45 and begin his run back. He slashed across the field to the far sideline, avoiding several Bobcat defenders. The clock buzzed signaling the end of the half, but he was not down. He zigged and zagged back across the field and was finally brought down by Deon Reed at the 15. The halftime score was 36 to 14.
The teams exchanged punts and fumbles during early parts of the third quarter. Deweyville used their speed and size to wear down the Cats and put three more touchdowns on the board starting late in the third and fourth quarters. Final score was 56-14.
The game ball should go to Bryce Aguirre who made five individual tackles and two assists. He also had three tackles for losses. On the offensive side his 32 yards rushing led the team, while his three catches for 61 yards also led the receiving category. Sellers was 4 of 7 in the passing department with two TDs and one interception. Cason Fregia had the other catch for 9 yards. Freshman Bryce Sam responded well to getting defensive line play with a tackle and two assists. Deon Reed was the teams’ leading tackler, with seven solos, three assists and one tackle for a loss. Sellers made a couple successful blitzes and scored two tackles for losses as well as three solos and two assists. Senior cornerback Shaun Hebert had two fine TD saving open field tackles. Junior Blaze Drake made five solo tackles and had four assists. Freshman Damien Guzman chipped in three solo tackles and two assists. Another freshman, Isaac Garcia saw action on defense and made a tackle.
HD is now 2-4, 0-2. Tomorrow, the Cats travel to Shelbyville for a battle with the 6-1, 2-0 Dragons.
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