The Bearcats rolled over the Holliday Eagles Thursday, Oct. 11, night in Junior High football action. The Seventh Grade Bearcats won their third straight game with a 30-12 victory while the Eighth Grade Bearcats remain undefeated at 4-0 with an 18-6 triumph. It was total domination by the Bearcats as they never trailed in either game.
Brady Offield had his best game of the season following the blocking of his line consisting of Logan Kelsey, Tyler Aaron, Trey Essler, Ross Cantwell and Weston Max. Offield scored one touchdown of 18 yards to open the game followed by Zack West’s two-point conversion. The Bearcat seventh grader also had several long runs.
West scored the next two touchdowns on runs of 18 yards and 59 yards plus adding another two-point conversion to put the Bearcats up 22-0 before Holliday returned a kickoff to get on the board. West picked up 54 yards on a busted play for a touchdown and added the two points and a 30-6 advantage. Holliday scored at the end of the half to make it 30-12. Jason Nixon had a big play by breaking up a pass on the two point attempt. The final points of the game came on another busted play when West ran for 25 yards.
The entire team played well and is improving with each game. West and Cantwell played well on defense. Their record now stands at 3-1.
The eighth grade Bearcats continue to roll with their fourth victory in as many outings. Henrietta has not trailed this season in any of the games and is improving each time they take the field.
Mason Hanson followed a good kick out block by Skylar Castro and a seal block from Sterling Headrick to scamper 35 yards and the first touchdown of the game during the first quarter. Corbin Bloodworth, Conner Chambers and Adam Moore also provided key blocks on the play.
With the Holliday defense keying on Hanson at the tailback postion, Tyler Lujan busted a trap play for around 42 yards which set up a 5-yard touchdown pass from Blaine Long to receiver Ben McCreary. The Bearcats led 12-0 at halftime as neither of the two-point conversions were made.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Bearcats marched down the field and Corbin Douthitt capped off the drive with a 16-yard touchdown. The offensive line along with Hanson and fullback Reed Latham had a big part in the score. Kandon Bennett and Hanson had big gains on the drive.
Ethan Scholl had an interception and return for 10 yards while Chris Offield, Kandon Bennett and Ben McCreary had a good defensive night.