Wildcats drop opener to Loraine

September 5, 2017

The Wellman-Union Wildcats took to the road on Friday night to face the Loraine Bulldogs.

The Wildcats found the going pretty tough for their first true game of the season and their first game under the guidance of Head Coach Joseph Hood, with a final score of 50-14.

On the opening series, Isaiah Hood ran the ball in for the Wildcats first score. A bit later, Isaiah again got the Cats on the board with a thrilling interception and run back for a score.

The Wildcats really looked good to start the game on both sides of the ball.  

But, as the injury bug began to bite on the Wildcats side of the ball and three players went down, that would be all the scoring the Cats would do.

Loraine took over after that and ran the score up to the final of 50-14.

Coach Hood praised his team’s effort.

“We played well all night long,” he said. “We were in a position to score a couple of times and turned the ball over and we lost some guys to injuries. But some of our younger guys stepped in and did a good job.

“The kids showed tonight that they have a lot of fight in them and resilience,” he continued. “I’m proud of their effort and now it’s on to the next game.”

Hood completed 10 of 16 passes for 125 yards with one interception on the night. Conner Faught had five receptions for 88 yards. Hood rushed for 219 yards on seven carries, while Devin Munoz had five tries for 65 yards and Tanner Ribble carried four times and wracked up 25 yards.

The Wildcats will face Cotton Center in their home opener on Friday, September 8 at 7:30.

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