Wildcats Shut Out Magnolia West

Devyn Crawford

The Wildcats brought home an amazing 34-8 victory against the Magnolia West Mustangs on Thursday, October 6th, 2011.

“I think they came out and played hard.  They wanted to win and they did what they needed to do.  I’m very proud of them,” said Coach Callavo.  “They played with emotion.”

Within the first 20 seconds of the game sophomore Josh Williams caught the 5 o’clock kick-off ball and ran it in for a touchdown followed by a flawless field goal performed by sophomore Clay Jacobs. The stands were packed with blue and instantly went wild.

The first quarter later showed further promise as Payton Logan scored the second touchdown of the game, accompanied by another field goal by Jacobs.

Although the efforts of all of the Blue Team’s members was recognized, sophomore, Anthony Salazar and, freshman, DJ Catherman, carried the defense in an outstanding number of tackles and plays, their names echoing in the minds of fans from the numerous times it was repeated from the announcer’s box.

“The blue team is awesome; plain and simple,” said sophomore, Garret Gonzales.

As the players and fans both began to get eager and excited, Williams was flagged for “show-boating” his second touchdown at the start of the second quarter. No major penalties were made and Jacob’s field goal gave the Wildcats the extra point.

Half way through the second quarter Payton Logan scored the fourth touchdown of the game, played from the 4-yard line, leaving the score 28-0 at the half.

While the players took their break in the huddle with proud coaches, the Roarin’ Blue Band, color guard, and Silver Stars put on an impressive half-time show dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The third quarter of the game proved to the proud fans in the stands that TMHS defense cannot be beat. Although no touchdowns were made, many were prevented and many tackles performed.

“They played the best they’ve played all year,” said Coach Ryan Rust.

Jared Seinkiewich scored the final touchdown of the game and finished the night off with pride and wildcat spirit in the air.

Fans left with smiles and one thing on their mind, “Go, Cats! Go!”