Henrietta’s junior high football teams face City View Oct. 20. The seventh grade Bearcats suffered a loss, while the eighth graders came away with a win.
The seventh grade Bearcats dropped their second straight game by the identical score, 8-6, this time to the City View Mustanges. Kandon Bennett tossed a 12-yard pass to Ben McCreary for the Bearcats only score of the night. The extra-point attempt fell short. City View scored late in the game and added the two-point conversion to claim the win. Corbin Douthitt had one completion on the evening, a pass to Ethan Scholl. The Bearcats played well defensively and kept City View in check most of the night. Reid Latham, Conner Chambers, Skyler Castro, Bennett, Chris Offield and Kevin Morales had big stops for the Bearcats.
It was the eighth grade Bearcats avenging a loss to the Mustangs from last year in a 12-6 victory. Cody Fletcher set the tone for the Bearcats early in the game as he returned the opening kick off 45 yards. Two plays later, Fletcher used a block from Kirkland Hoff and Conner Duncan to cut it back and scamper 38 yards for the score. However, the extra-point attempt fell just short of the goal line. Late in the fourth quarter, Fletcher picked up a Mustang punt that appeared to be going out of bounds and on an alert play, picked it up and ran 23 yards for the touchdown and put the Cats up 12-0. City View scored late in the game on a long run, but a stiff defensive stand on the extra point stopped them.
Nick Offield, Logan Carter, Colum Reese and Cody Fletcher recovered fumbles for Henrietta as Chance Edgett came away with his second blocked punt of the season. M.J. Kelsey had a good night on the offensive line along with Carter. It was an entire defensive game as they played “lights out” as a group. Edgett, Jimmy Jones, Skyler Velasquez, Colum Reese, Offield, Fletcher, Hernandez, Workman-Stewart, Hoff, Jones and Carter anchored the starting defensive unit. Several others came off the bench and contributed in the win.