JV Wildcats dominate Shafter


Ramiro Gonzales

Chad Berry breaks away for his first touchdown of the evening.

It looks like the JV Wildcats are taking the league by storm this year, finishing with a 1-5 league record last season. This year the Wildcats are already 2-0.

Friday evening wasn’t much of a challenge for Taft, as they beat Shafter 42-7. To start the game off on the opening drive, Garrett Jeffries completed a touchdown pass to Corbin Yaws to take an early 7-0 lead. After missing too many tackles, Joseph Montgomery of Shafter was able to run 71 yards for a touchdown.

Jackson Berry was able to put the ‘Cats in scoring position where Garrett Jeffries found Topher Downey for a touchdown to make the score 14-7. Jackson Berry managed to run in a 14-yard touchdown on fourth-and-5 to make the Wildcats lead 21-7. The Wildcats ended the first half leading the Shafter Generals 35-7.

As the Taft defense forced the Generals to punt the ball away,  Chad Berry took the hand off up the middle, where he went 85 yards for a touchdown with 7:18 left in the 3rd quarter.

Shafter’s offensive drive was cut short as a pass was intercepted by Christopher Downey. Shafter was unable to put any more points up as the Wildcats end the ball game with a score of 42-7.