OJH Football Vs. Vidor- 9/28/21
Last updated 9/30/2021 at 9:28am
Tuesday night, the Bobcats took the show on the road to Vidor, and the rain stopped just long enough to get in all three games. The B-team had another great showing and came very close to getting their first victory of the season, with the help of several beautiful throws by Seth Smith. In the end, the Cats tied 0-0 with the Pirates. The defense had another shutout, which was led by Cane Ritchey and Kellen Hawthorne who kept the Pirates at bay all evening long. The offense was led by Emmanuel Zepeda, again, rushing for close to 100 yards. The hit of the night for the B-team went to Travis Ellis, who laid a crushing blow on the ball carrier which jarred the ball loose and allowed him to recover the fumble.The seventh grade A-team took the field next and was able to clinch a nail-biter, 22-20, in the closing seconds of the game. The defense struggled to bring down the big back from Vidor, but they did just enough to get the win. They were anchored by Carson Gonzales, Kale Spears, and Cylan Granger. The offensive leaders for the night were Carson Gonzales, who looked unstoppable at times, running for 123 yards while also scoring a touchdown; and Cole Sanches who scored on a razzle-dazzle play around the edge for a 46-yard touchdown run. Granger and Gonzales also chipped in two-point conversions, which proved to be the deciding factor in the game. The play of the game came with about 54 seconds left on the clock, on a beautiful 72-yard return for a touchdown by Sanches, which sealed the deal for the Cats. The hits of the game came from Gonzales, who led the way for Sanches on the reverse, and Jackson Luker who sprang Sanches free on his return touchdown.
The 8th grade A-team started this week off hot, scoring early and often, and coming away with a 30-12 win. The defense looked dominant all night long, making tackles behind the line of scrimmage for most of the game. Defensive standouts were Matthew Johnson, Ashton Sumrall, Layne Reynolds, Zeppelin Sullivan, and Kim Tsan. The offense ran for over 400 yards on the night, with a majority of those yards coming from Mason Manning and Kyler Green- each getting close to 200 yards apiece. Manning found the end-zone three different times, and Green scored one touchdown and converted all three of his two-point conversions. Both hits of the game came from Sumrall- on a blitz up the middle and on a kick-off which caused a fumble that was recovered by Austin Pennington. The Bobcats will be on the road again next week to face the Liberty Panthers in the hopes of keeping their undefeated streak alive.