Cat Fight
September 5, 2018
Southern Torch (3791 articles)

Cat Fight

By Amy Thrash, Reporter •

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Fort Payne Wildcats were defeated by the Scottsboro Wildcats 26-13 on Friday night. This was the 84th meeting of the Wildcats .The Scottsboro Wildcats has won The Top Cat Trophy two of the last three meetings.

At the end of the first quarter, the game was at a standstill, with neither team scoring.

In the second quarter with 8:51 remaining Jordan Bain threw a 5-yard pass to Carter Pinholster for the Wildcat touchdown, giving Fort Payne the 7-0 lead. Scottsboro answered back with a 13-yard touchdown with 2:59 remaining in the first half. At the end of the second quarter Fort Payne lead 7-6.

Scottsboro took the 12-7 lead on the first possession of the third quarter, with a 5- yard touchdown pass.

Scottsboro scored with a 9-yard touchdown pass with 9:53 remaining in the fourth, giving the Scottsboro Wildcats the 19-7 lead. The next two Fort Payne possessions, resulted in two interceptions by Scottsboro. With 1:54 left in the game, the Scottsboro Wildcats scored again, giving them the 26-7 advantage over Fort Payne. As the time expired on the clock Matthew Shaddix threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to JD Blalock. The final score was 26-13.

“We have a lot of injuries, it has not been a smooth start, but we will all work together,” said Head Coach Chris Elmore.

Fort Payne finished with a total of 240 yards and Scottsboro finished with a total of 340 yards.

Coach Elmore’s offensive player of the week is Donald Winchester and the defensive player of the week is Rufus Evans.  

Fort Payne will host the Albertville Aggies on Friday beginning at 7PM.  

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