The Hobbton Wildcat JV football team got off to a roaring start in Thursday night’s debut against East Bladen. However, it came to a halt late in the first half and in the fourth quarter. The final was 30-14.
Josh Pope took a pass from the 50–yard line in for a score on the Wildcats’ first possession. The point after was good for an 8-0 lead.
East Bladen came right back, scoring on their first possession and with the extra point, tied the score at 8 each.
On the ensuing kick-off, Pope took the ball 70 yards for what would be the Wildcats’ last score of the game.
East Bladen had a 22-14 lead at the half. Neither team got close to the end zone in the third quarter. Late in the game, East Bladen scored twice more for a 30-14 win.
Wildcat offensive coach, Les Spell, said, “We saw some good things and some things we have to work on. They stayed with it ‘til the end . I’m proud of them.”
The East Bladen coach, Richard Priest, said, “We have a lot of freshmen playing. We’ve got some size but not a lot of speed. We have a couple of backs that are decent. We have a long ways to go. We don’t have much experience in fundamentals. We have to work on that. I’m glad the way it turned out. They have a lot of young boys and not many of them. That makes a lot of difference .”