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Bishop Donahue Too Much For ‘Cats

October 23, 2013
Wetzel Chronicle

The Wildcats of Paden City suffered their fifth loss of the season on Friday at John Marshall, as the Green and White fell to Bishop Donahue 48-6.

"They have a good group of athletes and we just weren't able to match up with them on Friday," said Brent Croasmun, head coach of the Wildcats.

Paden City started off on the right foot in the game, stopping the Bishops' beginning drive down the field at the five yard line.

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Taking over on the four yard line, the Wildcat junior quarterback was sacked in the end zone for a safety and things snowballed downhill from there.

Donahue went on to score 41 unanswered points before the Wildcats could light up the scoreboard. Early in the fourth quarter, Zach Heasley made good on a 28-yard pass to Brandon Cross for the 'Cats' only six points of the game.

The Bishops added one more touchdown to their score before game's end, putting the final score at 48-6.

"Our running game stalled early on, but Zach did a good job connecting on his passes," Croasmun said. "We made some mistakes that hurt us, but that takes nothing away from their team. They were good."

Heasley completed 14 of 31 passes in the game for 136 yards. He was intercepted three times and threw one touchdown pass.

Deven Price caught three passes for 20 yards; Cross caught eight footballs for 96 yards and a touchdown; Hayden Hizer caught two passes for 17 yards; and Luke Cooper had a catch that gained three yards.

Cross rushed three times for 28 yards and Kane Pyles rushed five times for 23 yards.

Defensively, Spencer Billings was credited with 10 tackles and causing a fumble. Cooper made ten tackles, while Pyles had seven stops.

Cross was credited with six tackles, recovering a fumble and causing another one. Hizer had six tackles, Dakota Gatian delivered five tackles and Craig Allen had four tackles and recovered a fumble.

The Wildcats have a bye week this week. They will travel to South Harrison on Nov. 1 to take on the Hawks.



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