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Paden City Wildcats Roll to 58-0 Victory Over Hancock, Md.

By Ed Parsons - Editor | Sep 8, 2021

First year coach Robert Price picked up his first win at the helm of the Wildcats with a thrashing of Hancock, Md squad 58-0, following a three-hour trip to Hancock on Friday evening September 3, 2021, to battle the host Panthers.

Paden City who has been battling personal numbers for the past two seasons made the trip with 13 players, however they all came ready to play and display Wildcat tradition as they roared past the outmanned Pathers in easy fashion.

The Wildcats came out scoring early and stayed the course as they lit up the scoreboard with 22 first quarter points on their way to a 58-0 beatdown of the Hancock, Maryland, team.

The Cats showed a glimpse of things to come as freshman Quarterback Kayden Myers and running back do-it-all sophomore Joey Baker accounted for six touchdowns on the night. After leading 22-0 in the at the end of the first quarter the Wildcat defense which was phenomenal all night held the home team time and time again to three and out.

In the second frame the Cats threw (literally) 20 more points on the board to head into the locker room with an insurmountable 42-0 lead. The second half could have been more of the same, but the Cats general coach Price called off the dogs (or in this case the Cats) to the tune of 16 more points, with eight coming in each second half quarter.

In all told, the Wildcats scored eight times five rushing and three receiving.

Sophomore Joey Baker led the charge rushing 12 times for 132 yards and three scores for an 11 yard average per carry. His longest score being a 32 yard dash to paydirt. Sophomore William Chrisensen accounted for eight points as he scored on a 30 yard reception and added the two point conversion catch.

Freshman QB Kayden Myers was on target all night as he connected on 9-16 passes for 107 yards and three scores. He also carried the ball five times for 41 yards and a score. Myers added a two point conversion run. Myers totals for the night were impressive as he tossed three T.D. passes, carried for a score, threw a conversion pass and ran for a conversion.

Hunter Fulks added to the Wildcat total with seven carries for 55 yards and a score. David Dalrymple a sophomore receiver and defensive lineman caught two passes for 52 yards and a score, while also standing out on defense with six solo tackles and one assist and three tackles for a loss.

Aston Little another Wildcat sophomore added six points for the Cats with a T.D. reception to add his name to the list of scorers. He caught two passes for 12 yards. Jasup Spragg a senior receiver grabbed had three catches for 11 yards. On defense he had three solo tackles. Sophomore kicker Julian Landauer had four extra point kicks on the night, he also averaged 40 yards on eight kickoffs to keep the home team at bay.

Hunter Fulks a junior linman running back added five tackles and recorded two sacks on the night. Baker was not all offense for the Cats as he also recorded five solo tackles including three sacks. Brson Stackpole another one of the Cats super sophomore class recovered three fumbles in the game and had a solo tackle.

“I’m proud of the execution we had against Hancock. The team rose to the challenge and played with effort, intensity, and most importantly heart. This is something we will look to continue to do as the season progresses into week three at Montcalm. I cannot pick one certain individual for a player of the game. Everyone on these fine young gentlemen earned that honor,” said coach Robert Price.

The Cats improved to 1-1 on the year and will take to the road again Friday as they travel to Bramwell for a battle with the 1-1 Montcalm Generals. Montcalm routed the Hundred Hornets 74-0 in their season opener and dropped a 52-6 decision to a Twin Valley, VA in week two.

Look for the Wildcats to get win number two this week as they roll over the Generals 31-10.