2018-08-22 / Sports

Bobcats lose to Thomas County Central

By Collin Wilson

Anthony Yarbrough was the Bobcats’ leading rusher against the Yellow Jackets in the season opener. Anthony Yarbrough was the Bobcats’ leading rusher against the Yellow Jackets in the season opener. The season opener was a tough fight for the Bobcats as they fell to the Thomas County Central Yellow jackets 33-7.

The first quarter started off well for the Cats as it seemed they had earned a three and out on defense. However, the punter was run into on the kick and then the punt was muffed and dropped around midfield.

This gave the Yellow Jackets great field position and they took advantage striking through the air for a touchdown. The Jacket kickoff went out of bounds resulting in the Bobcats taking over from their own 35.

After getting nowhere on two rushing plays, Asher White would step back to pass, but the pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. After the extra point the score was 14-0.

In the first play of the next drive after the kickoff, senior running back Aaron Yarbrough would run 56 yards for the touchdown, reviving the crowd on Early County’s side. Alex Warr would then drill the extra point through the uprights making the score 14-7.

On the next drive, the Bobcats would make a stand and get the ball back. The next drive started off shaky as starting center Jackson Allred would go down with a shoulder injury. A few plays later QB Asher White would fumble the ball in the back field but was able to fall on it.

On the next play, the snap went go over his head bringing up a 3rd and 47 for the Bobcats. The ensuing drive result in a 23-yard touchdown pass from the Jackets QB, however the extra point would be missed bringing the score to 20- 7.

Later on it seemed there was hope as the Bobcats moved very close to the goal line, but another bad snap forced on the field goal unit. The snap there was botched and resulted in a turnover on downs. A few drives later Alex Warr’s punt was blocked giving the Jackets great field position again. They would strike again this time on the ground to increase their lead to 27-7.

A few drives later, after a excellent Jacket punt, there was another fumble this time in the endzone recovered by the Jackets for another touchdown bringing the score to 33-7. The extra point was blocked by the Bobcats. The rest of the fourth quarter ended with the Jackets running out the clock and the teams shook hands.

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