Bobcats defeat Woodson 45-0
The Newcastle Bobcats got a win Friday night by defeating the Woodson Cowboys 45-0. The Bobcats dominated the game from start to finish, with the game ending after the first play from scrimmage at the beginning of the 3rd quarter.
The game’s first drive saw Woodson drive down the field to the Newcastle 13 yard-line, with the Bobcats stopping them on 4th and 9. This would be the longest drive that Woodson would have all night, with the swarming Bobcat defense not allowing a single point on the night—led by Case Strawbridge, Ryan Blair, JT Spurlin, Edwin Bennett, and JD Brice. The first 1st down of the game for the Bobcats was a pass thrown by JD Brice to Strawbridge for a 35-yard completion, which then set up a JD Brice rushing TD on the very next play. Lane Brice had a 20-yard run on the Bobcats second drive of the game, then leading to JD Brice rushing for another touchdown to put Newcastle up two scores.
The Newcastle defense proved to be consistent and kept getting better as the night went along with Woodson only seeing three plays for negative two yards on their third possession.
Woodson then took a safety with the punter accidentally falling to the ground in its own end zone. The next possession belonged to Edwin Bennett—returning the kickoff for a few yards and then Bennett ran for a 40 yard touchdown from the first play on the drive to make the score 24-0. “I was just trying to compete and give 100 percent for my team every play.,” Edwin Bennett said of his rushing touchdown that made the score 24-0. On Woodson’s next drive Lane Brice recovered a fumble, getting the ball back to the offense where JT Spurlin would then had a rushing touchdown of his own to make the score 32-0. The next drive for Woodson had a similar fate, with the Bobcats once again recovering a fumble and running it back for a touchdown with 7.8 seconds remaining in the half with the score being 38-0. JD Brice finished it off with another touchdown run making the score 44-0, where the Bobcats would then go for a on-point conversation that was successful and would end the game.
“I think we are capable of not losing another game,” Bennett went on to add as the Newcastle Bobcats continue district play until the end of the regular season.
Newcastle will take on Forestburg next Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. for homecoming.