Paden City Drops Homecoming Game
Homecoming in Paden City did not turn out the way the home team had hoped as the Wildcats fell to Calhoun by the score of 44-13. Paden City was unable to get thing s going offensively while Clahoun capitalized on Paden City turnovers to gain a big lead that they would not relinquish. The game started with a Calhoun fumble recovered by Paden City but their drive stalled. Then with 7:19 to go in the 1st quarter Calhoun intercepted a Kayden Myers pass and returned it for a touchdown to open the scoring and give Calhoun a 6-0 lead. Later in the quarter Grant Sterns ran one in to extend the Calhoun lead to 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. The visitors ended a Paden City drive with their 2nd interception of the night and with 5:34 to go before halftime Calhoun punched in another score and two point conversion to make the lead 22-0. A third interception led to another Calhoun score just before the half to make the score 28-0.
The second half was much like the first with Calhoun adding another score in the third quarter to pad their lead to 36-0. They would later add another score and two point conversion to make the sore 44-0.
Paden City was able to get on the board in the 4th quarter on two Joseph Baker touchdowns on runs of 5 and 65 yards, but it was to little to late for the Wildcats. Baker was a bright spot for the home team as he rushed for a game high 182 yards on 21 carries.
On defense the Wildcats were led by Baker with six solo stops and one assist. Lanauer had five solos and two assists, while Gavin Lewis got six solos and Hunter Fulks had four solos and an assist.
“All week the coaching staff felt this would be a good matchup for both teams but as the game progressed, we were unable to overcome our own mental mistakes. I’m hopeful we can rebound from this loss and continue to build towards success,” stated Paden City head coach Robert Price.
The loss dropped the Wildcats to 2-3 on the season with a big game coming up tonight against highly ranked Trinity at Berger field starting at 7 p.m.
A large Paden City crowd saw the Homecoming court of Seniors Hallie McDonald, Sophie Lyons, Brandis Dalrymple and Alyssa Phillips with the crowing of the this years Queen Sophie Lyons.