High School Staff
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Athletic Hall of Fame
October 23, 2012By Nate Perrone of Splendora High School
The Freshmen Wildcats traveled to Shepherd to face the Pirates on the gridiron. The game went back & forth with each team trading big plays & ended in a tie, 20 - 20. By being in the right position & playing heads up football, the Wildcats kept themselves in position to win until the very end. The Freshmen capitalized on a failed Pirate 2 point conversion & ran it back 98 yards to put their own 2 point conversion on the score board.
The offense developed its down field passing game by connecting on long passes, including one on a trick play to put them in position for the tying score. Key contributors to the offense were Jacob Burke, Toby Clarke, Austin Graham & the powerful O-line which opened up rushing lanes for the running backs.
On defense Toby Clark again was a playmaker in securing the interception to halt the Pirates final drive. Other playmakers on the day were John Kelly, Justin Aldridge & Zack Bailey.
The Freshmen return to action this Thursday the 25th at 5pm, at Wildcat Stadium, in the Battle of the Bell. See you there.