PCHS Falls 6-41
The Paden City Wildcats played host to the Cee Bee’s of Clay-Battelle on Aug. 30 in their home opener of the 2013 football season, falling to the bigger team, 41-6.
Clay-Battelle kicked off the scoring in the game with 8:33 to go in the first period of play, connecting on a 14-yard pass followed by the extra point kick.
The Blue would go on to add four more touchdowns to their side of the scoreboard in the first half.
“They have a very good football team,” said Wildcat head coach Brent Croasmun. “We just made to many mistakes in the first half.
“But we came out more settled in the second and played a much better game.”
Paden City’s only score of the game came with 4:38 to play in the third quarter as junior Brandon Cross scooted one yard in for six points. The two-point conversion pass failed.
Clay-Battelle capped off all scoring in the game with one more touchdown in the fourth quarter to end the game at 41-6 in their favor.
The visitors had 12 first downs in the game and gained 154 rushing yards on 26 carries and had 240 passing yards for a total of 394 yards. They lost two of four fumbles and were penalized 19 times in the contest for 147 yards.
The Wildcats had six first downs, rushed for 154 yards on 35 carries, and had 51 passing yards for a total of 116 yards in the game.
The ‘Cats lost four-of-four fumbles and were only penalized twice for 15 yards.
Kane Pyles rushed six times to gain 33 yards in the game; Cross carried the ball 10 times for 26 yards and one TD; Zach Heasley had nine carries for nine yards; and freshman Hayden Hizer had four carries for four yards.
Heasley completed six of nine passes for 51 yards.
In the receiving department, Cross had four catches for 37 yards and Devon Price caught two passes for 14 yards.
Defensively, Cross had seven tackles and one interception; Spencer Billings was credited with seven tackles; Luke Cooper had six tackles and recovered a fumble; Hizer had six tackles, one fumble recovery, and one interception; and Logan Carroll had five tackles.
The Wildcats will travel to Van on Friday.