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Bobcats swamp Gators 30-8

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East Gadsden prevails over Rickards in Friday match-up

By Ben Calhoun

The Gators of Wewahitchka, led by halfback Jalyn Addison’s 171 rushing yards and three touchdowns, roared to a 30-8 victory over the visiting Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe this past Friday evening.
Jordan Curry and Myles Edwards, with 13 and 10 tackles, respectively, anchored the Bobcat defense as they held the Gator offense in check for the first half after allowing a score on the opening drive. The Bobcat offense moved the ball effectively on the ground in the first half, but turned the ball over to thwart their scoring opportunities.
Edwards rushed 14 times for 71 yards, Curry had 16 attempts for 51 yards, and Bo Bailey had two rushes for 48 yards. Wewa would score on a safety and took an 8-0 lead into the half when a Munroe punt snap sailed out of the end zone.
Everything went right for Wewa in the third quarter as the Gators erupted for three unanswered touchdowns, the highlight being an 82-jaunt by Addison. The host team pounded the ball relentlessly and picked up the majority of their 314 rushing yards during that span.
The Bobcats got on the board in the fourth quarter when they recovered a fumble in Wewa territory, and Jordan Curry punched the ball in over the left side of the line for the score. Curry also caught a pass from Will Harris for the 2-point conversion.
Though disappointed by the loss, the young Bobcats gave good effort from start to finish. Costly turnovers (four interceptions and a fumble), injuries and Wewa’s domination of the line of scrimmage played a large part in
the outcome.
Munroe will regroup and heal during the week as they prepare to meet Rocky Bayou at Godby Field this Friday.
The Knights feature a strong offensive attack led by Halfback Levi Derry (263 rushing yards, 2 TDs) and Quarterback Tyler Paskell (589 passing yards, 7 TDs).
Both teams enter the contest at 0-3, ensuring one will enjoy their first victory of the
season.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. EST.