SPORTS HEADLINES

Yellowjackets whitewashed at Whitesboro

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, November 9, 2013

There’s a reason Whitesboro hasn’t lost in district 5-2A play.

The Bearcats (9-1, 6-0) hit Boyd early, hard and often Friday night, quickly dispelling any thought that the Yellowjackets (4-6, 4-2) might share their district title with a 43-0 rout.

Averaging 10 yards a carry, the hosts ran up 389 yards on the ground while their defense stifled Boyd’s Fino Cardona, limiting him to 66 hard-fought yards on 19 carries.

The ‘Jackets got 11 first downs, but lost two fumbles and an interception.

After three Whitesboro touchdowns in the opening stanza, Boyd went for it on 4th and 3 and Cardona gained four yards for a rare highlight.

In the second quarter the Bearcats broke it open on a 73-yard touchdown run by leading rusher Cody Ford.

Boyd made a little noise with just under nine minutes left when they went for it again on a fourth down. The pass was incomplete but Whitesboro was flagged for roughing quarterback Clay Barnett, and a 15-yard penalty gave them the ball at the Bearcat 25.

They gained only two yards, however, on four plays and gave Whitesboro the ball back on downs at the 23.

A fumble late in the half set the stage for a 10-yard scoring scamper by Collin Kilcrease with 1:46 left and it was 34-0 at halftime.

A Dalton Stidham interception snuffed a Whitesboro drive with 8:33 left in the third quarter. But after Barnett was sacked for a nine-yard loss, Austin Cozby went back to punt from the 5 and the snap sailed over his head and out of the end zone for a two-point safety.

A fourth-quarter Yellowjacket scoring opportunity was stifled when Ford intercepted a Barnett pass on the Whitesboro two yard line. He returned it to the Whitesboro 40, but it was moved back to the 2 because of a personal foul against Whitesboro that sent Cozby off the field on a stretcher.

Despite the loss, the Yellowjackets will still enter the playoffs next week.

WHITESBORO 43, BOYD 0

Boyd … 0 … 0 … 0 … 0 … – … 0
Whitesboro … 20 … 14 … 9 … 0 … – … 43

FIRST QUARTER

9:19, Whitesboro – Collin Kilcrease 4 run; Atticus Kilcrease kick
5:03, Whitesboro – Cody Ford 41 run; A. Kilcrease kick
2:30, Whitesboro – Ford 2 run; PAT pass failed

SECOND QUARTER

4:22, Whitesboro – Ford 73 run; A. Kilcrease kick
1:46, Whitesboro – C. Kilcrease 10 run; A. Kilcrease kick

THIRD QUARTER

6:25, Whitesboro – Safety
2:20, Whitesboro – Ford 21 run; A. Kilcrease kick

BOYD … WHITESBORO

First Downs … 11 … 14
Rushes-Yards … 30-78 … 39-389
Passing Yards … 93 … 28
Total Yards … 172 … 417
Comp-Att-Int … 10-19-1 … 3-6-1
Punts-Avg. … 3-30 … -
Fumbles-lost … 3-2 … -
Penalties … 4-45 … 4-53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing – Boyd, Fino Cardona, 19-66; Whitesboro, Cody Ford, 8-168
Receiving – Boyd, Austin Cozby, 3-34; Whitesboro, Wiley Walsh, 1-16
Passing – Boyd, Clay Barnett, 10-19-1, 93 yds; Whitesboro, Kyle Lynn, 3-6-1, 28 yds

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