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Wildcats Drop Nail-Biter to Harrisonburg

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In the homecoming game on October 6, the Wildcats took on the Harrisonburg Blue Streaks at home. The Blue Streaks started off strong, taking an early 13-0 lead in the first quarter via two touchdowns and a missed extra point. 

Entering the second quarter down by 13, the Wildcats responded with a strong drive down the field. The drive was capped off by a rushing touchdown by junior quarterback Jayden Layman, which was followed up by a two-point conversion. Harrisonburg scored again during the second quarter, making it a 20-8 game at halftime.

Entering the third quarter trailing by 12, the Wildcats were in need of a score. Eventually, that score came in the form of another rushing touchdown by Layman. Now down 20-14, the Wildcats were back in the game with a chance to win.

In the fourth quarter, both teams continued to stop each other on defense, with many possession changes over the course of the quarter. Every time either offense seemed to gain some traction, the defense would end up making a big stop. In the final minutes of the quarter, the Wildcats made a drive into Blue Streak territory. In the red zone, Rockbridge started with a fresh set of downs, but ended up with a 4th and 5. On this play, a final incompletion cost the Wildcats their drive. Harrisonburg took over from there and kneeled to end the game, making the Wildcats record 0-7. 

Wildcat quarterback Jayden Layman likes the progress the team showed in last week’s game. 

I think that we definitely improved on both sides of the ball. We were definitely able to move the ball down the field on offense and we were also able to get some big stops on defense,” said Layman. 

 

The Wildcats next game will be Oct. 20, at Spotswood. 

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Sophomore Bennett Bishop is a first-year reporter for the Prowler. Bishop is excited for the class because he will get a chance to improve his writing skills, and ability to research and to interview. In his spare time, Bishop is a member of the baseball team and plays during the summer and fall seasons.  He also likes to watch other sports, including football, basketball, or any Philadelphia sports team. Other than sports, Bishop enjoys food, travel, and spending time with his family. Other aspects of Journalism that he is looking forward to include learning about local events and meeting new people. After graduation, Bishop will attend Duke University to play baseball.

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