By Greg Perkins
Playing on the road for the third week in a row the Wildcats of Joseph City finally broke into the win column with an impressive 58-22 victory at Superior last weekend.
The Cats took control of the game early, piling up 52 of their points before the half. Three minutes into the game Wyatt Johnson scored from 14 yards away, giving Joseph City the early lead. Scoring runs by Chance Bray from 25 yards out and a 65-yard run from Cody Davis, along with two point conversions on both scores by Johnson, gave the Cats a 22-0 lead. Superior got on the board late in the first on a 30-yard scoring toss, but the conversion failed, leaving the Panthers trailing 22-6 at the close of the first period.
The second period belonged entirely to the Wildcats. Bray opened the floodgates with a 34-yard run early in the period. Four minutes later he scored on his second long scoring run of the game, this time from 64 yards away. Johnson then connected with Bray on a 24-yard scoring strike. Those scores along, with two conversion runs, gave the Cats a very comfortable 52-6 halftime lead.
Joseph City scored once in the third period on a pass from Johnson to Daniel Hutchens for a 13-yard touchdown.
With the game well in the hands of Joseph City, the Panthers scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth leaving the Wildcats with their first win of the season.
All total, Joseph City racked up 516 yards on offense. Johnson completed five of seven passes for 99 yards with a pair of scores. Landon Baldwin made three catches for 62 yards. Bray had one grab for 24 yards and a score. Hutchens found the end zone with his 13-yard reception.
On the ground Bray had a huge game, piling up 277 yards on just 14 runs for an incredible 19.8 yards per attempt. Davis picked up 97 yards on eight rushes. Johnson gained 28 on seven runs. Sam Johnstun finished with 15 yards on two runs.
Last night the Wildcats were slated to play on their home field for the first time in over a month, where they saw their longtime rival Mogollon, which came into the match-up with an overall record of 2-1.
By Greg Perkins