JV Wildcats tied up with the Generals


Odin Carty

Richard Rodriguez (#4) going up for the catch

Coming into the game, intentions were high for the JV Wildcats. One of the freshmen, Julian Woodards was asked about how he felt going into the game. His response was, “I felt good; I knew it was gonna be a battle.” The Generals kicked the ball to Richard Jennings for a 25-yard return. With the ball on the 25, the Wildcats decided to run a play to the outside with Julian Woodards, which was stopped in the backfield for a loss of yardage. Then the Wildcats decided to take it to the air for an 8-yard gain, bringing up 3rd and 3. The Wildcats ran inside and up the middle which was stopped, forcing a turnover on downs. With the ball in Shafter’s hands, it was vital for the defense to make plays. Play after play, the defense was started making plays but it wasn’t enough. The Generals took advantage of this and, with doing so, drove the field setting them up for a touchdown putting them in the lead 6-0. 

The Generals would break away with a 21-0 score with the ‘Cats trailing. But the Cats would get back on the board with 2 scores back-to-back by Caleb Kozloski and Zach Odell. The defense made a big stand forcing the Generals to punt it away. Wildcats would receive the ball once again, which was returned for a 35-yards. With this amazing field position, the ‘Cats ran up the middle for an 8-yard gain, bringing it to 2nd and 2. They ran the ball to the outside, which was stopped in the backfield for a loss of yardage. The Wildcats pitched the ball to the outside in the last hope to get the first down, but the Generals answered back and made a stop in the backfield, forcing a turnover on downs. The ‘Cat’s defense stepped up big against the Generals with Caleb Kozsloski leading the pack with two back-to-back sacks.

The ‘Cats put up a fight to score and advanced the score to 21-21.