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Submitted by Michael Bethea
The Orangefield JV Bobcats improved to 6-0 Overall, 2-0 in District with a 44-13 home win over the Anahuac JV Panthers,
The Bobcats started the scoring in the 1st quarter when Kyler Green scored from 34 yards out to give the Bobcats a 6-0 lead. The Bobcats would get a safety on Anahuac when the snap went over the head of the Panthers punter in the endzone to make the score 8-0 in the 2nd quarter.
A few minutes later, runs by Zach Morrow, Ashton Sumrall, and Green set up Kaleb Menard to score a touchdown from 3 yards out to extend the lead to 14-0. Linebacker Logan Trero recovered a Panthers fumble on the next possession to give the Bobcats the ball at the end of the 2nd quarter.
Rylan McAlpin scored from 14 yards on a reverse with Green adding a 2-point conversion run to give the Bobcats a 22-0 lead at halftime.
The Bobcats would get the ball first to start the 3rd quarter. Green would make a big 57-yard run that set up Zach Morrow to score from 7 yards out. Menard would run in the 2-point conversion to extend the lead to 30-0.
Anahuac would score in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead to 30-7.
Early in the 4th quarter, Carson Worthy would intercept an Anahuac pass and score from 37 yards. Sumrall would run in the 2-point conversion and the Bobcats led 38-7. Linebacker Colt Longron would recover a fumble to give the Bobcats the ball late in the 4th quarter. Morrow would add a 10-yard touchdown run to help give the Bobcats a 44-7 lead.
Anahuac would score at the end of the game to make the final, Bobcats 44 Panthers 13.
The JV Bobcats play next Thursday in Tarkington.
Hickman talks High School Football at Rotary Club
Head coach and athletic director Hiawatha Hickman spoke to a packed room at the Orange Texas Rotary Club.
Hickman talked about the upcoming 2023 football season, their playoff chances, and the hard work the Mighty Mustangs have put in to prepare for the season.
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photos courtesy of WOCCISD
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