Wildcats Lose to Tigers
Boise City's hopes of a playoff berth were dimmed on Friday night with a 34-13 trouncing by Laverne's Tigers. To make the playoffs, the ‘Cats must now have victories in their last two outings against Beaver and Mooreland.
A Tiger defense held Boise City's Wildcats to 168 yards total offense.
In the meantime the Tiger offense, inspired by Quarterback Matt McGuire, racked up 413 yards on the ground.
Wildcat fans in the stands soon grew weary of hearing McGuire's name as the junior signal caller racked up yard after yard by calling his own number and then mixed the brew by calling on senior Brant Sisseck and sophomores Jake Harris and Jared Cook.
Wildcat Chase Loyd took the opening kickoff and ran it deep into Tiger territory before having the drive stall inside the thirty-yard line and missing a field goal.
Laverne then took possession of the ball and control of the game. With 36 seconds left in the first quarter, the Tiger's Cook squeezed in from six yards out; Harris took a pass from McGuire for two, it was eight-zip.
With 5:01 left in the first half, McGuire called his own number and went into the end zone from one yard out, a run attempt for two was foiled by the ‘Cats, 14-0.
With 1:16 left in the half, the speedy and elusive Tyler Baird ripped off a quick 29 yards for a TD, Loyd's kick against the wind was good, 14-7 at the halftime horn.
With less than two minutes gone in the third quarter, McGuire scampered for 26 yards and the Tigers third TD; a run for two failed, 20-7.
Less than two minutes later, Baird took off on a 64-yard jaunt to paydirt, the PAT failed as the Wildcats again pulled within seven, 20-13.
However, the Tigers refused to let up on either side of the ball and with 1:41 left in the third, they began to pull ahead with a TD from six yards out by Sisseck; the pass for two from McGuire to Harris failed, 28-13.
The Tiger's offense drove in the last nail with 10:31 left on the clock with a 11-yard run by Sisseck, the run for two failed, it was 34-13, as the Tiger defense kept the Wildcat offense under control for the remainder of the game.
Laverne tallied 26 first downs to the ‘Cats 7; 413 yards rushing compared to Boise City's 160 yards on the ground.
The ‘Cats led the passing yardage with eight, Laverne had zero; for a total of 168 yards for Boise City to Laverne's 413.
The ‘Cats had one pass completion out of four attempts with no interceptions; Laverne had no pass attempts.
Boise City punted twice with an average of 41 yards, Laverne had no punts.
The Tigers and Wildcats split the fumbles at three each, with Boise City having the only loss of possession.
The ‘Cats had three penalties for 15 yards; Laverne, four for 35.
Boise City News, P.O. Box 278