Henrietta eighth grade Bearcats remain undefeated following a 16-6 victory at S and S Consolidated Thursday night. The game was the toughest test they have faced this season.
It was a total team effort during the game as several different players stepped up at different times to make key plays on both offense and defense.
In the second quarter, the Bearcat offensive line of Conner Chambers, Corbin Bloodworth, Adam Moore, Skylar Castro and Sterling Headrick opened a hole for Mason Hanson to sprint 72 yards and a touchdown. Kandon Bennett added the extra point for the 8-0 lead, which stood at halftime.
In the third quarter, Ben McCreary caused an S and S receiver to miss a punt and Bennett recovered around the five-yard line. A few plays later, McCreary caught a 25-yard pass from Corbin Douthitt for the score. Dillon Flowers pulled down a slant pass from Blaine Long for the point after and the Bearcats were two scores ahead, 16-0.
S and S finally got on the board with just over five minutes left in the game, but missed the extra point. The Bearcat defense played well all night. Tyler Lujan also had a fumble recovery which was his third recovery and as many games and Ethan Scholl broke up a pass. Chris Offield, Lujan, Reid Latham, Scholl, Bennett, Caleb Scroggins, Chambers, McCreary, and Long played well on defense. Bloodworth, Castro, Headrick, Moore, Flowers, Hanson, Bennett, Brayden McDonald and Douthitt were a few that had good night on offense.
The entire roster played well in the game and several had big plays. The coaches were proud of the efforts given.
Seventh grade Bearcats defeat Windthorst
The Bearcat seventh grade team jumped out to an early 20-0 lead and never looked back in their 26-22 win over Windthorst in Petrolia Thursday night. The victory improved their record to 2-1.
Zack West started the scoring when he darted 58 yards on the second play of the game and Brody Offield added the extra point for an 8-0 lead. Moments later, Jordan Hanson recovered a fumble caused by West. Following a three-yard completion from West to Offield and a 20-yard quarterback sneak, West scampered 14 yards for a touchdown. The extra point failed and the Cats led 14-0.
In the second quarter, West intercepted a pass and ran 64 yards for a touchdown, but was called back because of a penalty. A 30-yard touchdown was also called back. Tyler Aaron caused a fumble and Ross Cantwell recovered it in the second quarter. The Beacats led 20-0 before halftime after West ran 31-yards for a touchdown behind the blocking up the middle from Cantwell, Trey Essler and Aaron. Windthorst scored to make it 20-8.
West concluded the scoring in the third quarter on a 38-yard run, but the extra point was no good. Windthorst scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but was too late. Several Bearcats had a good game and the entire team is showing much improvement. Patrick Holcomb, West, Offield and Aaron were a few of the defensive players with Cantwell, Essler, Weston Max, Aaron and West on the offensive side.
After an open date this week, the Bearcats will host Holliday for the home district opener Oct. 11.