Wildcat junior high football team has had successful 2005 season
by Coach Nathan Halcomb
The Boise City junior high football team defeated Clayton 52-20 on Oct. 24, to finish the season with a 5-1 record.
The ‘Cats were lead with the strong running triple threat of Reed Gore, Eli Garcia and Eric Gutierrez.
As QB, Trey Sparkman provided the aerial attack and hooking up with reciever Todd Munsch on several big plays.
The offensive line consisting of Zach Prather, Austin Waldon, Tony Reyes, Josh Faulkner and Munsch did an excellent job of blocking this year.
The Wildcat defense only allowed two teams 20 or more points this season.
The team will graduate 11 players into high school this year.
Team members were Trey Sparkman, Reed Gore, Todd Munsch, Tony Reyes, Austin Waldon, Eli Garcia, Eric Gutierrez, Justin Neatherlin, Sergio Arroyo, Zach Prather, Josh Faulkner, Dyllan Torres, Seth Turner, Justin Spell, and Johnathon Aguilar.
They were coached by Nathan Halcomb and Jason Pierson.
We would like to thank the fans for all of their support this year.
Wildcats claw stubborn Bulldogs
Forgan's Bulldogs traveled to Boise City to meet the Wildcats on Friday night, and with a 28-24 win, the ‘Cats come one game closer to a .500 season in 2005.
Forgan took the kickoff, and made a good gain but lost yardage on a bobbled ball.
The ‘Cats had the ‘Dogs bottled up at their own 32 when they converted on a pass to Rodriguez for a score, the try for two was no good, Forgan drew first blood with 9:05 left in the first quarter.
With the ‘Cats speedster Albert Hernandez back deep, the Bulldogs came right back with an onside kick; they recovered the ball at about the 50.
The ‘Cats held on downs and took possession at their own 30, ran three downs and punted, the ‘Dogs took possession on their 35.
Forgan ran three downs, the punt was taken by Justin Clark and bobbled, the resulting scramble for the ball resulted in off-setting penalties, and the ‘Cats took the ball at their 25.
The first quarter ended with the Bulldogs leading 6-0.
A Wildcat pitchout on a sweep was fumbled and recovered by Forgan, the Wildcat defense held.
Hernandez broke through the Bulldog line at about the 50 and streaked for the first ‘Cat TD, Clark added two, and with 5:57 left in the second quarter, it was 8-6, Wildcats.
The Wildcats took their two-point lead into the half, but the Bulldogs came out firing.
In the first series after the half, the Bulldogs took the ball and passed their way down the field, and scored a TD, the try for two was no good, it was 12-8.
The ‘Cats took the ball on their next series and ground out the yardage and burned up the clock with gains of three to four yards, it was 20-14.
Forgan took the ball and on a 50-yard pass drove to the Wildcat five, and punched the ball in, the Wildcats hung on 20-18.
The ‘Cats and ‘Dogs then exchanged punts, then Forgan scored, it was 24-20.
With 4:50 left, the Wildcats showed their poise and drove from their 20 to score with two minutes left, it was 28-24, the Bulldogs fought back and with two minutes left, tried two passes in the Wildcat end zone, David Ottinger knocked down the first and Johnothan Moore the second as time ran out.
Bruner proud of fans and transitional team
Coach David Bruner has nothing but praise for his Wildcat football team in this their transitional season from 11 to eight man football.
“We are where I thought we'd be. It's something good to build on for next year,” Bruner said.
“We had a good crowd at Friday's game, and I'd like to thank the fans for their support in this transitional season.”
“We had 332 yards rushing in 35 carries against Forgan; and two runners with more than 100 yards. Albert Hernandez had 180 yards and Justin Clark 101.
“On defense, Felix Reyes, was an animal; he had 21 tackles. But very often Felix is over looked on offense. Our offensive line does a marvelous job, but Felix is a great blocker. Panhandle State is going to be looking at him when we play Goodwell Friday night.”
“Our kids really worked through adversity this year. They have shown a lot of character. They showed it Friday night when they drove 80 yards, three or four yards at a time, to score the winning touchdown. It says a lot about a team,” Bruner said with pride.
“We have won three of our last four games. We'll play Goodwell Friday night and they are a super athletic team. We are bigger, but their speed...they have good speed. I think the team with fewer penalties and turnovers will win,” Bruner explained.
“People don't realize, that with the offense we run, penalties are huge. It stops our momentum.”
Due to illness, there are no stats on the Yarbrough-Keyes football game against Buffalo .
the score was Buffalo 74- Titans 26.
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