Lions trip up Wildcats
September 6, 2009By Daniel Porter of Shelby Co. High School
Briarwood, 26- 3 was the score last year in a shocking game that stunned the Briarwood coaches and crowd, revenge was marked on the calender one year ago for last Friday's game. The lions roared loudly but the Wildcats weren't afraid. It took untill late in the first half for anyone to put points on the board. Briarwod found a whole on the left side and ran for a 30 yard touchdown. Halftime came and went, a battle of the bands occured but the action didn't heat up until the teams returned to the field. The third quarther came and went, the hits harder than the last, an unchahged scoreboard reading 7-0 still stood. The fourth quarter is where it was, halfway into the fourth quarter Braten Dill scambled from his own endzone to the 10, but as he slid to the ground he was crushed by Southern Miss signee Z. Walters, giving a brutal blow above the rib pads. Dill had to leave the game for at least one play since he caused the clock to stop.
On second down backup Evan McNeal was under center, but the play never ran due to a false start call. Dill tried to return to the game, but a play hadn't run yet. Again the next play led to another false start, again a play hadn't really occured so Dill couldn't return, now with the penalty yards the Wildcats are backed up to their own goal line when the running back fumbled, the balled rolled out to the five before defensive player for Brairwood #16 picked it up and ran it in for a score. The score was then 14-0 with under six minutes to go. The next drive, Dill finds Kevin McNorton for a 50+ yard TD reception. The kick flew left so the score then was 14-6, still a one posession game with a 2 point conversion, the Wildcat defense held to get the ball back with 11 seconds on the clock. Another long bomb was fired but it came up incomplete. Six seconds remain Dill takes the snap and looks deep, but no ones open so he has to dump it off short. The reciever shakes a few tacklers but comes up about 30 yards short of the goal line and the game was over.
Spirit was high in the stands as notables Geoffrey Fuglaar past two years Drum Major returned home from his college duties at LSU, another was Nat Miller who former player on last years 20+ win basketball team. He came home from UAH along with Meagan Billingsly who is at UAH with a softball scholarship. Next week Georgiana is on the schedule, at the Wildcats will get to play their fiirst home game since the jamboree.