SPORTS HEADLINES

Wildcats defeat Panthers with late-game push

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Paradise Panthers failed to quell the Callisburg Wildcats’ running game Friday, losing 35-14.

GO LONG – Paradise’s Cody Carmichael catches a pass from Dillon Meadows to score the Panthers’ first touchdown of the night. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

The Panthers tied the game in the third 14-14 with a last-minute run by Tanner Valentine, but Callisburg exploded in the fourth with 21 points to dominate the stats.

Paradise’s Austin Hogan led all rushers with 110 yards.

The night started off well for the Panthers with a 75-yard pass from Dillon Meadows to Cody Carmichael.

The Panthers held the Wildcats at bay through the first, but Callisburg pushed forward in the second to pass Paradise 14-7.

The Panthers passed for 151 yards, nearly 100 more than the Wildcats. While the Panthers controlled the passing game, Callisburg’s 241 rushing yards proved insurmountable.

Late in the fourth, The Wildcats’ Mason Lang-thorn ran in two touchdowns. The final blow came in the form of a 44-yard interception return by Callisburg’s Tanner Thurman.

CALLISBURG 35, PARADISE 14

Paradise … 7 … 0 … 7 … … 0 … – … 14
Callisburg … 0 … 14 … 0 … … 21 … – … 35

FIRST QUARTER

Paradise 5:23 – Cody Carmichael 75 pass from Dillon Meadows. Carmichael kick.

SECOND QUARTER

Callisburg 3:01 – Jake Parker 8 run. Gage Oppel kick
Callisburg 0:36 – Tanner Thurman 4 pass from … Rheyce Childress. Oppel kick.

THIRD QUARTER

Paradise 0:56 – Tanner Valentine 11 run. Carmichael kick.

FOURTH QUARTER

Callisburg 4:34 – Mason Langthorn 23 run. Oppel kick.
Calisburg 1:47 – Mason Langthom 3 run. Oppel kick.
Callisburg 1:18 – Tanner Thurman 44 interception return. Oppel kick.

PARADISE … CALLISBURG

First Downs … 14 … 17
Rushes-Yards … 34-167 … 48-241
Passing-Yards … 151 … 57
Total Yards … 318 … 298
Comp-Att-Int … 6-21-3 … 6-8-1
Punts-Average … 2-33.5 … 2-30
Fumbles-Lost … 2-2 … 1-1
Penalties-Yards … 9-70 … 3-20

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing – Paradise Austin Hogan 17-110. Callisburg Jake Parker 23-103.
Passing – Paradise Dillon Meadows 5-16-3-129. Callisburg Rheyce Childress 6-8-1-57.
Receiving – Paradise Cody Carmichael 1-75. Callisburg Derek Serna 3-44

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