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Wildcats suffer second district loss

By Ronny Samford
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The Mount Enterprise Wildcats varsity football team suffered their second straight District 11 Class 2A loss last Friday when they fell, at home, to the Maud Cardinals by a 54-34 score. The Wildcats now fall to 0-2 in conference action and are 3-4 overall for the season.
Cade Prince put Maud up 7-0 early with a 16-yard touchdown just 18 seconds into the game.
Kavonski Thompson pulled Mount Enterprise to within 6-7 with a 4-yard scoring run with 7:05 left in the opening period.
Prince answered with a 51-yard touchdown moments later which extended the Cardinal’s lead to 14-6. Prince extended Maud’s lead to 20-6 with a 6-yard touchdown with just 57 seconds left in the opening period.
The Wildcats scorednext on a Christian Hammett 77-yard touchdown reception from Jase Jones with 8 minutes left in the second period. Mount Enterprise had gained possession when Blake Parham intercepted a Cardinal pass. Maud’s lead was now cut to 20-12.
Gage Jones scored a 3-yard Maud touchdown with 3:43 left in the first half to give MHS a 27-12 advantage.
Kavonski ‘Chuck’ Thompson answered back with a 64-yard Wildcats touchdown with 3:19 left before the intermission, cutting Maud’s lead to 27-20.
Maud’s Jake McDonald grabbed a Cardinal pass completion and took it into the endzone for the final first half score which gave MHS a 34-20 lead at the break.
Maud’s lead ballooned to 47-20 by the conclusion of the third period.
Wildcat’s quarterback Jase Jones scored an 11-yard touchdown to pull MEHS to within 28-47 near the begining of the final period, but this would be too-little-too-late as Maud would ultimately outscore the Wildcats 20-14 in the second half, giving Maud the 54-34 win by the end of the contest.
The Wildcats are now 0-2 in conference action and have a 3-4 overall record. They will next play the Overton Mustangs, at Mustangs field, next Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. Overton beat the Timpson Bears on the road last Friday by a 9-7 score. The Mustangs stand at 1-0 in conference play. They are 2-5 overall.

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