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Wildcats win Homecoming in overtime

By Ronny Samford
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The Mount Enterprise Wildcats varsity football team improved their record to 3-2 last Friday by winning their Homecoming game 38-32 in overtime over the Cross Roads Bobcats. The Wildcats are now on a 3-game winning streak and have won their last two contests by a total of seven points.
Cross Roads High School gained the first lead of the contest when they kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4:18 remaining in the first period. Latrey Chaney extended the Bobcat’s lead to 10-0 with a 20-yard touchdown reception at the beginning of the second quarter.
Senior Blake Parham took a pitch-sweep 62 yards for a touchdown which allowed MEHS to pull to within 10-8, after Chucky Thompson added a 2-point conversion run with 8:45 remaining in the first half.
Cross Roads answered with a 65-yard scoring drive which saw them carry a 17-8 advantage in to the lockerroom at halftime.
Thompson later tied the game at 24-24 with just 3:34 remaining in the game, when he scored from 2-yards out,  and also converted the 2-point try.
Wildcats freshman receiver Kidd Barrera made a clutch touchdown reception with 1:41 reamining in the game to give Mount Enterprise their first lead at 32-28, after Thompson added a conversion run.
The Bobcats tied the game with a touchdown reception by Skyler Himes with just 38 seconds left.
Mount Enterprise almost clinched the win with six seconds remaining but Parham was hauled down inside the 5-yard line after catching a long pass from quarterback Jase Jones.
In overtime the Wildcats stopped the Bobcats on fourth down and goal at their own 2-yard line.
The Wildcats opened their final possesion with a 18-yard sweep-toss play to Parham which carried the ball to the Bobcats 12-yard line. Later Jones hit Ty Grubbs for a 24-yard score which ended the game, and gave MEHS the 38-32 Homecoming win.

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