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Monday, October 7, 2013
The first time since August the sound of the Victory Bell ringing could be heard on Friday night. After what has been a long few weeks, the Blackcats turned things around and put one in the win column defeating the Grandview Eagles 40-18. It was Homecoming and the Cats wanted to ensure it was a good one.
In less than 2 minutes into the 1st quarter, the Blackcats capitalized on a Grandview turnover deep in Eagles territory. Senior Dustin Johnson bulled in from 7 yards out. Hassen "The Hammer" Ali split the uprights giving the Cats a 7-0 lead.
The Eagles would add a TD of their own in the 2nd quarter but fail on the PAT, making the score 7-6. It would stay that way until the half.
The start of the 3rd quarter displayed a different Blackcat team than what had played in the first half. Dustin Johnson would cross the goal line twice in the 3rd quarter. The scoring wasn't limited to Johnson, Senior Josh Church would find the end zone for a Touchdown of his own. The Hammer was nails, hitting all 3 PAT's. The Eagles didn't give up though, they added a another score of their own.
However, the Cats were not done. Johnson and Church would each rush for TD's in the 4th quarter. The Eagles would add another of their own. But, when the last seconds ticked off the clock the Cats had got back into the win column, securing a solid Homecoming win by the score of 40-18.
Offensively the Cats looked to be firing all together. The Cats would rush for over 400 yards. Dustin Johnson would lead the charge with 4 Touchdowns. He was followed by Billy Duncan with 115 yards and Josh Church with 63 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Senior Sean Hudson was the story of the night defensively. Hudson set a single game tackle record for a linebacker with 16 tackles. The previous record had been set in 1988 by Billy Reese with 13 tackles. Joe Duncan would tie the record in 1992. David brown would also equal the mark in 2008. Congratulations Sean, you are in the record books!
Shaquon Brass would have 4 tackles, 2 for a loss and 1 QB sack. Billy Duncan and Devon Foote would each have a fumble recovery. Foote would add 5 tackles as well. Frank Maxwell added 2 QB sacks.
The Cats will make the short ride to Crystal City next week to face their rival the Hornets. We hope to see you there.
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Sunday, September 22, 2013
It was the week the Blackcats had hoped to get things moving back in the right direction and back on the winning track. The Indians of St. Vincent had another plan in mind. It would take more than 4 quarters for the outcome to be finalized.
The Indians would strike first in the final seconds of the 1st quarter. They were good on their PAT giving them a 7-0 lead. It would take the Cats about 4 minutes into the 2nd quarter before Dustin Johnson would push his way in from the 4 yard line. The Cats were successful in going for the 2 point conversion, giving them an 8-7 advantage.
Nobody would add to their score in the 3rd quarter. The Cats had their chances but failed to capitalize on them. At about 9:37 in the 4th quarter Jacob Labrayere would hit Senior Sean Hudson with a 34 yard pass for the score. The Cats would again go for 2, this time they were stopped short. When it looked as if the Cats were going to seal this one away, the Indians punched one in of their own and were successful once again on their PAT, bringing the score to 14-14.
The end of regulation play expired and the Cats went to OT. The Cats were on offense first. At times it looked as if the Cats were going to drive to the end zone. However, they were stopped short and the Indians went on offense. Within two plays St. Vincent crossed the goal line and secured their victory by the score of 20-14. This loss brought the Cats record to 1-3.
The Defensive effort was led by Nico Brown with 8 tackles, Sean Hudson with 6, Josh Church and Christian Jackson had 5 a piece and Shaquon Brass had 1 tackle and 1 sack. Josh Church also had a fumble recovery.
The Blackcats will travel south to St. Pius to face the Lancers next Friday at 7:00 pm. The Lancers are coming off a big victory over R-7. We hope to see you there.
Monday, September 16, 2013
The Cats took a quick drive south and endured a long night on the field Friday. The Blackcats dropped their second straight game by the score of 66-30, bringing their record to 1-2.
The night started as if the Cats were going to be up and rolling on all cylinders. Senior Dustin Johnson busted out with a 50 yard touchdown run at the midpoint of the 1st qtr. Jake Labrayere split the uprights giving the Cats the lead 7-0. It would take the Bluejays only 3 minutes to find the endzone and convert the 2 point play giving them an 8-7 lead The 2nd quarter would see the Jays scoring three more touchdowns before the Cats answered back. Junior Nico Brown would bull his way in from 12 yards out and Labrayere would once again convert the PAT. It looked as if that might be it for the half, but the Bluejays scored with: 45 seconds to go in the half. The Cats were not done either. Labrayere connected with Nico Brown on a long pass taking the Cats into the red zone. Labrayere was able to push his way in from the 1 yard line. The score was 34-22 going into the half.
The second half would not be any more kind to the Cats. Dustin Johnson dove across the goal line for a 1 yard TD push at the 8:13 mark. The Blackcats would not find the endzone again, but the Jays would four more times. When the final second ticked off the clock the Herculaneum Blackcats were down 66-30.
The boys will return home this week to face St. Vincent. The Cats will regroup and heal up this week while they prepare to get back on the winning side of the column. We hope to see you on Friday night.
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