Friday, October 11, 2013

Forestview runs wild over North Gaston

The Jaguars started fast and never looked back as they opened up with a 28-8 first quarter lead en route to a 55-22 thrashing of the Wildcats, ruining North Gaston’s homecoming. The Wildcats were their own undoing with five turnovers.

Jaguars quarterback Logan Bradley had another big night as he threw for six touchdowns and tallied up 343 passing yards. Mykelti Armstrong, Isaiah Sanders, C.J. Bumgardner and Caleb Mills all hauled in reception touchdowns for Forestview. Armstrong hauled in three. Moe Neal scored Forestview’s only rushing touchdown in the first half. Bradley did have an interception in the second quarter. The Jaguars were also plagued with penalties that resulted in two touchdowns being called back.

North Gaston’s only lead of the game came in the first quarter when Nick Haskins ran in a touchdown from nine yards out and scored on the two-point conversion to make it 8-7. Haskins would leave the game due to injury later in the second quarter.

Alex Patton sored the Wildcats other scores. He scored on a one-yard plunge that cut Forestview’s lead to 28-15 in the first half and an oh-by-the-way touchdown late in the fourth quarter from the ten-yard line.

“We played well.” Forestview head coach Chris Medlin said “North Gaston has got a good team and are very physical. It helps when you get turnovers. We had one tonight, but for the most part we took care of the ball. We still got to clean up the penalties.” Said Medlin about the upcoming home game against South Point next week “It’s going to be a challenge. It’s going to being game.”

South Point whipped Ashbrook 48-14 tonight.

“We played a great team offensively and defensively.” North Gaston head coach Mike Patton said “They got a lot of weapons on offense. But you can’t win when you turn the ball over.”

Patton said that Haskins will undergo x-rays on his injured hand to determine the severity of the injury. He also praised back-up quarterback, Alex Patton, whom filled in after Haskins’s departure.

“Alex knows football. He understands the offense and knows defenses. He’s our best split-end and he plays safety so we are going to have to adjust.”

The Wildcats travel to Chase next week. They fell 14-7 to R-S Central.

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