Sep 132013

By Greg Perkins
With their second long road trip in as many weeks the Wildcats had a much better showing against St. David last weekend, but still came up a little short in a high scoring, 60-54 loss.
The Tigers got on the board first midway through the opening period on a five-yard touchdown pass. Joseph City answered quickly when Cody Davis returned the ensuing kickoff 68 yards, knotting the score at 6-6. Following a second St. David score the Cats again matched the home team when Davis found the end zone a second time, this time on a 26-yard run. Wyatt Johnson’s conversion run tied the score again at 14-14.
The second quarter belonged to the Tigers as they put three unanswered scores on the board. Chance Bray broke the streak by returning an interception for points just before the half, leaving the Cats on the wrong side of a 36-22 score.
St. David doubled up the Wildcats in the third, extending the lead to 52-30. The teams combined for 28 points in the fourth period, and though the majority of those belonged to the Wildcats, they came up just short in the final outcome.
If the Wildcats show as much improvement from week two to week three as they did in the prior week, they have an excellent chance to break into the win column tonight (Sept. 13) when they hit the road for the third consecutive week. The Wildcats travel to Superior to face a Panther team which is 0-2 and has been outscored 123-38 in its first two outings, losing to Gilbert Christian and Mesa Prep.
Wildcat fans will finally have a home game to watch next week when Joseph City plays host to rival Mogollon.