Paden Wildcats Humbled, 41-0
The Paden City High School Wildcat football team traveled to Marshall County last Friday to play the Bishop Donahue Bishops at John Marshall in the rain. The ‘Cats came away with their fourth loss of the season as the Bishops used the mud, rain, and mistakes to their advantage in the 41-0 win.
The two teams played without a score in the first quarter of the game, but Bishop Donahue made good use of their quarterback in the second to add 28 points to their side of the scoreboard.
“The difference in the game was the second quarter,” Head Coach Brent Croasmun said. “If we could have done something there we might have been okay, but we just couldn’t. Our kids tried, but we had a couple of mistakes and Bishop Donahue capitalized on them and that was that.”
Fumbles also caused both teams trouble with Paden City fumbling seven times and losing two, and Bishop Donahue fumbling the ball seven times.
Bishop Donahue rushed 44 times to gain 236 yards in the game. Paden City gained 100 yards on 32 carries.
Tyler Still led all ball carriers for Paden City with 48 yards on 11 carries. Malakai Anderson had 40 yards on 18 carries. Anderson also completed three of eight passes and was intercepted twice.
Still had 13 tackles in the game; Keith Hardbarger had 10 tackles, one for a loss; and Anderson was credited with six tackles, two for a loss and a quarterback sack.
Paden City will take on Bellaire St. Johns on Friday. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Bridgeport, Ohio.