Wildcats all smiles after rain storm
A rainy day with wet socks and numb fingers would leave most parents, fans and players with a bad attitude. But the Center-Stanton Wildcats were all smiles after score 68 points against Bowman last Friday and moving their record to 3-2 this season.
Maybe it was the lure of free hot dogs at the Wildcats’ homecoming tail gate that set that pace for countering the rainy conditions but the Wildcats early offense certainly helped. Noah Johnson ran for a 10-yard score on the Wildcats’ first possession of the game. Johnson followed catching a two-point conversion pass from Logan Staigle, making the score 8-0.
The Wildcat defense forced a turnover on downs on Bowman’s first possession. Center got good pressure on Bowman’s first punt attempt and forced a bad snap that Bowman’s punter couldn’t send kick.
Center took over at the 33 and two plays later – a Matt Gonzales run and 20-yard pass to Danny Henke – the Wildcats were up 16-0 with 8:44 remaining in the first quarter. Center’s defense and offense kept playing at a high level.
Bowman’s next possession started a lot better. Bowman got the ball down to the three and was about to score or so it looked. A fumble gave Center the ball at the three, and once again Center took advantage quick.
On the first play of the drive Noah Johnson took the ball to the left, broke a tackled and out raced everyone to the end zone, making the score 22-0 with 6:39 remaining in the first quarter. The Wildcats were off to a good start but had much more to offer.