Wildcats fall to Wake Christian despite tough play

David Johnson Sports Writer

September 21, 2013

The Hobbton Wildcats put up a good fight against the Wake Christian Bulldogs but came up short anyway. The final score was 42-26, Wake Christian in Friday night’s football action.

“The last three or four games in the first series we have moved the ball like champs out here. We moved the ball on them; but, we had 4 turnovers. The rest of the time we scored. We just have to get some defense to stop plays. We had the opportunity to make some plays but we just don’t tackle very well. I’ll take the blame on that. We’ll just have to spend a little more time on it. We just have to keep our head up and try to get better each week,” is how Hobbton coach Jeff Byrd summed up the game.

The Wildcats got their first possession and moved the ball 67 yards for a score on a run by Marque Surles with 8:09 left in the first quarter. The point after failed on a wide kick.

On Wake Christian’s possession, they fumbled the ball with Gregory Herring recovering for the Wildcats. However, the Wildcats gave it back 2 minutes later. The score was tied at 6 after 1 quarter.

Seconds into the second quarter, Raequan Bryant broke through the defense on a 12–yard run to make it 12-6. The point after failed again on a run attempt.

Wake Christian was busy scoring also. They scored 1 in the first quarter, 3 in the second quarter and 3 in the third quarter.

The Wildcats didn’t get on the scoreboard again until well into the third quarter when Bryant scored on a 40-yard scamper breaking tackles as he went. Surles scored the point after. The score at that point was 36-20, Wake.

Early in the 4th quarter, Logan Langston scored on an 8-yard run capping an 82-yard drive for the final 42-26. The point after failed on a run attempt.

For the Wildcats, Bryant had 151 yards on 10 attempts and 2 touchdowns. Surles had 95 yards on 15 carries, 1 touchdown and 1 extra point. Langston had 81 yard on 6 carries and 1 touchdown. The Wildcats competed 1 of 2 passes for 32 yards and 1 interception for a total of 451 yards on 45 tries. Bryant also had an interception.

The 0-4 Wildcats travel to Rosewood next week to start conference play.