Three turnovers and only 148 yards of total offense made it a long night, as the Wayne County High School Wildcats dropped their second game of the young 2019 football season. An interception return for 48 yards and a touchdown gave the Summertown Eagles the lead with 5:58 left in the first quarter. They kicked the PAT to lead 7 - 0 and never trailed in the contest in route to a 31 - 6 win over the Wildcats. The 'Cats trailed 21 - 6 at the half, but the turnovers kept them from being able to put any more points on the board.
The Wildcats opened the game deep in their own territory, at their own 10 yard line. They moved the ball out to the 39 before being forced to punt. Summertown got the ball on their own 30 and went three plays and punted from their 36. The Wildcats got the ball back at their own 34 before giving up the Eagle interception for a touchdown. They converted the PAT to take the 7 - 0 lead. On the ensuing kick, Christian Teeftaller returned it 47 yards to the Eagle 47, but the 'Cats were unable to put a scoring drive together and punted it back to Summertown. The Eagles got the ball at their own 24 and managed to move it to the Wildcat 44 before turning the ball over to the 'Cats on downs. The Wildcats went 56 yards in 5 plays with JoJo Swinea scoring from one yard out. The 'Cats went for 2 points, but were stopped, to make the score 7 - 6, at the 8:24 mark of the second period.
The teams exchanged punts on the next couple of series. Summertown scored for the second time with 1:47 left before the half as they went 80 yards on their second play of the possession. The PAT was good to make the score 14 - 6 in favor of the Eagles. With 1:29 left in the first half, the Wildcats fumbled on their first play from scrimmage, and Summertown went in three plays later for their third score of the night. The score was 21 - 6 at the half.
In the second half, Summertown received the kick and went down to the Wildcat 21 where they converted a 31 yard field goal to up the score to 24 - 6. The Wildcats were unable to put together any drives and fumbled again with 3:40 left in the game. Summertown completed their scoring with a 6 yard run with 2:42 left in the game to make the final score 31 - 6.
The Wildcats managed only 142 yards rushing on 34 carries, with 2 fumbles. They had only 6 passing yards with an interception. Hunter Staggs led the 'Cats in rushing with 78 yards on 12 carries. He also had a pass reception for 2 yards. JoJo Swinea also had 12 carries for 45 yards and the lone Wildcat touchdown. Swinea caught one pass for 4 yards. Cade Crews was 2 of 7 passing for 6 yards with an interception. The Wildcats had 140 yards in kick returns as Christian Teeftaller had 66 yards on 3 kicks with a long of 47. Clay Baugus had 2 returns for 65 yards, with a long of 48, and Hunter Staggs had one return for 9 yards.
The Wildcat defense gave up 222 yards on the ground on 31 carries. Summerton was 3 of 9 passing for 48 yards. The 'Cats could not come up with any turnovers on the night. (Defensive Stats were unavailable.)
The 'Cats make the long trip to Middleton Friday night to take on the Tigers in region play. Game time is 7:00 p.m. "GOOD LUCK WILDCATS!"--Submitted