Andrews – Homestanding Andrews used a potent rushing attack to run past the Maroon Devils in conference action this past Friday. The Wildcats built a quick 14-0 advantage in the first quarter and then used a clock draining punishing ground attack to make that hold up for an eventual 36-14 win over the Devils.
Andrews held Swain on the initial possession of the game, forcing the Devils to punt. Gavin Wilson got a solid return into Swain territory that set the Cats up with good field position. Andrews used Wilson and backfield mate Isaac Weaver to mount a 44 yard 11 play drive that found pay dirt on a 5-yard Wilson run. The extra point left the score 8-0 in favor of the Cats.
Good fortune struck for the Wildcats on the ensuing kickoff. The Andrews kicker barely made contact with the ball, it pinwheeled the required 10 yards, where the alert Wildcats fell on it to set them up with another short field. This time it didn’t take long as Wilson sprinted for a 44-yard touchdown, leaving the Cats with a 14-0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.
Swain was able to cut into the lead in the 2nd quarter, as the Devils marched 75 yards on 10 plays. Carson Taylor plunged in from 1-yard out. The Gavin Lanning extra point was good cutting the lead to 14-7.
That would be as close as the Maroon Devils would get for the remainder of the evening, as Andrews scored to end the 1st half and then opened the 2nd half with another scoring drive to build a 28-7 lead.
Swain scored their second touchdown of the night on a 30 yard strike from Damian Lossiah to Cooper Hyatt.
Lossiah finished with 127 yards passing on 8 of 14 attempts. The Devils were limited to 35 rushing yards on 20 carries. Meanwhile the Cats finished with 334 yards on 63 carries. Gavin Wilson finished with 182 yards on 27 carries, while Isaac Weaver had 143 yards on 29 carries.
Carson Taylor was in on 15 tackles, Brenn Jackson 12 and Aiden Allison 11 for the Maroon Devils defense, which was on the field for most of the game.