The Hobbton Wildcats were clawed by the Rosewood Eagles Friday night. Hobbton was riding high after two straight wins, but Rosewood had other ideas. The Eagles took home a 35-0 win over their conference rivals in a very physical game.
“That was a real good team and although we were prepared for that type of game defensively; however, we couldn’t get the offense in gear,” Hobbton coach Joe Salas said. “We’ve got to keep getting in the weight room and getting stronger and get better on offense.”
Although the Wildcats had high spots and big plays, they just couldn’t punch a score in. Late in the game, they had moved the ball to the Eagle 2-yard line and failed to get in the end zone.
Rosewood scored first with just over four minutes left in the first quarter. The PAT kick was wide leaving the score at 6-0 at the end of the first quarter. After picking up a Hobbton fumble, they scored again early in the second quarter and completed a 2-point conversion to make it 14-0.
As the half ran down, Rosewood took a shot downfield in an attempt to score again before the half, but Grayson Rogers picked off the pass and ran out the clock.
The Eagles scored twice in the third quarter for a 28-0 lead going into the final frame. Things began to get a little out of control as Rosewood had three touchdowns brought back on penalties before finally punching the ball into the end zone. At the end of the third quarter, they had a 28-0 lead. The final score came with 3:57 left in the game for the final.
For the Wildcats, Rogers had 15 yards on four carries. On the last drive, he passed for 39 yards. Daniel Britt caught one for 25 yards and Braden Herring caught one for 12 yards. DaCorris Morrison had 10 carries for 31 yards.