Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees Spoil Wildcats’ Homecoming
Clay-Battelle scored 32 unanswered points to lift the Cee-Bees to a come-from-behind, 32-7 victory over Paden City. The football action took place Oct. 6 at Berger Field.
Paden City took the opening kick-off and went on a 15-play drive that took roughly eight-and-one-half minutes. The drive was capped off by a Mike Shreves-to-Bryant McKay six-yard touchdown pass, lifting the ‘Cats to a 6-0 lead. Drew Carpenter came on and split the uprights for a 7-0 Paden City lead that had the standing room-only Wildcat side on a frenzy.
Both Clay-Battelle and Paden City couldn’t do anything on their next two drives, to send the game into the second quarter and a half, but the visitors managed to mount a drive and get a score on a 12-yard TD run by Travis Dills. The two-point conversion pass from Seth Casino to Logan Forquer was good to give Clay-Battelle the lead 8-7 with 6:50 to play in the first half.
The Wildcats continued to go toe-to-toe with the Cee-Bees, but with 1:25 to play in the half, Clay-Battelle scored on a 3-yard run from Dills, and after the conversion pass, the Cee-Bees took a 16-7 lead after two periods of play.
Paden City put on an excellent half-time extravaganza homecoming show that saw Ms. Kameron McClain crowned as Homecoming Queen.
The Wildcats’ defense kept them within striking distance. However, midway through the third quarter, the Cee-Bees scored on a 12-yard pass to end the third period.
Paden City couldn’t get the offense going, and the visitors took advantage as they added their final points on a nine-yard scamper in the fourth quarter for the 32-7 final score.
The ‘Cats were led by Ryan Cross, with 78 yards rushing, while Clayton Thomas followed with 10-yards. Shreves tacked on seven yards, while Ethan Cross netted six-yards rushing.
Shreves had a good night passing as he connected with McCay four times for 18-yards and a touchdown, while Garrett Cross hauled in two passes for 39-yards, and Thomas caught three for only six-yards. Ethan Cross completed on pass to Jason Anderson for seven-yards.
Clay-Battelle led in first downs 12-8, while adding 385 total yards to 153 for Paden City. The Wildcats lost one fumble and were penalized five times for 25 yards, while the Cee-Bees fumbled twice and losing one.
Clay-Battelle was penalized seven times for 65 yards, while the Wildcats lost 25-yards on only five infractions.
Paden City dropped to 1-5 on the season, while the Cee-Bee’s improved to 5-1.
Paden City will be on the road next Friday when they travel to Hannan for a 6:30 p.m. contest.