Slumbering Wildcat offense awakens at half and skins Tyrone Bobcats 34-8

The Boise City Wildcat offense waited two quarters before coming to life and trouncing the Tyrone Bobcats 34-8.

Sports prognosticators for the Daily Oklahoman had picked Tyrone over Boise City by 21 points.

At the end of the first quarter it was 0-0, and with 10 seconds gone in the second quarter, the Bobcats drew first blood, the try for two was good, it was 8-0.

The ‘Cat defense was still stingy, with just over six minutes left to the half, linebacker Zach Wiggins made a TD saving tackle near the 20. The ‘Cats took over on downs and with the first snap, Albert Hernandez streaked down the right sideline. The try for two failed, it was 8-6.

The ‘Cats kicked off, and the defense stepped up once more as Joe Reyes raced at an angle to take down the Bobcat's Clemente Favela deep in Wildcat territory, with 3:50 left in the quarter; then less than a minute later, the defense created and recovered a fumble. The half ended 8-6.

The Wildcats took the kickoff in the third quarter and with less than two minutes gone it was 12-8, as the Wildcats took the lead. They never relinquished.

Bobcat Senior Adam Hickey was injured early in the third quarter as he and Wiggins went for a loose ball. After Hickey was removed by ambulance, the Wildcat defense stiffened even more and the sleeping offense awakened with a roar.

Albert Hernandez took a Bobcat punt down the sideline for six, and a Trey Sparkman pass to Zach Wiggins added two, it was 20-8.

With 3:43 left in the third quarter, Reed Gore got lose and scampered for six, a Sparkman toss to Gore added two, it was 28-8.

Nico Collins added another six late in the fourth and it was 34-8 when the clock ran down.

Coach Nathan Halcomb said he and his coaching staff used the Oklahoman's prognostication to inspire his team. “Not that they need it that much,” he smiled.

“Our defense controlled the game,” Halcomb said. “At the half we challenged our offense to be as aggressive as our defense. Also coach Crawford has really worked with our offensive line to stay on our blocks,” Halcomb added.

Halcomb pointed at Senior Albert Hernandez as the offensive standout. We had 434 total yards of offense; Albert rushed for 269 yards, and scored three rushing touchdowns and another on a 55 yard punt return.”

Albert and Nico Collins each recovered a fumble and 16 tackles,” Halcomb said when picking the duo as defensive standouts.

“In the last two weeks we have out scored our opponents 56-6. That shows we are in shape,” Halcomb said proudly.

The team has a bye week before saddling up to face Forgan.

“They'll be a decent team. They run lots of different sets,” Halcomb said.

“They are the Texas Tech of eight-man football,” laughed Line Coach Tory Crawford.

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