Dusters all but erase Wildcat playoff hopes with 53-6 victory
The Boise City Wildcats took their four and four record on the road Friday night to meet the Beaver Dusters at home.
The ‘Cats needed wins against the Dusters and Mooreland this week to keep their playoff hopes alive. It wasn't to be.
The Dusters scored three times through the air, with most of their points coming in the first half.
With 8:51 left in the first quarter, Beaver's Zack Rankin connected with a 29 yard pass to Chuck Salisbury; the PAT was good two, 7-zip.
Less than one minute later, the Dusters had possession again and Rankin called his own number from two yards out, the PAT was good, 14-0
The Duster's defense scored a safety with 5:45 left in the first, when they caught the ‘Cats punter out of the end zone, 16-0.
Rankin teamed up with Salisbury again on a 30 yard pass with 3:49 left in the first quarter, the PAT failed and the Dusters lead 22-0 when the horn sounded ending the first quarter.
The Duster defense copped another safety with a blocked punt with 9:37 left in the second quarter, 24-0.
Rankin, again taking advantage of the free kick after a safety, scored on a 17 yard halfback pass from Malone and kicked the PAT, 31-0.
With 3:58 left in the second quarter, Adam Mosburg rumbled 16 yards and Rankin kicked another PAT; then less than one minute later, Rankin carried one in from 16 yards out and kicked the extra point as the first half ended 45-0 in the Duster's lopsided attack.
The third quarter was half gone when Salisbury scored his third passing touchdown and the Dusters last score of the night; with Rankin's kick it was 53-0.
The ‘Cats Tyler Baird ripped off a 32-yard run with 2:52 left in the third, the PAT failed, 53-6.
The fourth quarter was scoreless.
The ‘Cats had eight first downs, to Beaver's 15; 139 yards rushing, Beaver, 343; and Beaver racked up 141 yards through the air while holding the ‘Cats to none.
The ‘Cats put the ball in the air eight times with no completions and one interception, while the Dusters put the ball up six times for 60 yards, giving them 484 yards total offense compared to 139 for the ‘Cats.
The ‘Cats were forced to punt six times for a 26.3 yard average, the Dusters kicked one away for 34 yards.
The Dusters had no fumbles while making the ‘Cats cough up two and recovered one.
The ‘Cats had three penalties for a total of 25 yards and the Dusters nine for 65.
The ‘Cats playoff hopes hinge on a win by Texhoma over Laverne and some point spreads.
Titans go back for seconds on hapless Duke, 54-8
The Yarbrough-Keyes co-opted Titans traveled to Jackson County to hand the Duke Tigers their heads for the second time this season, 54-8. (The Titans won 60-18 in September.)
Chance Williams scored first from two yards out and then came back for two as the Titans went ahead in the first quarter, 8-0.
After Duke had to turn the ball over, Williams scored from 20 yards out and Barby scored two, it was quickly 16-zip.
Williams set the tone of the second quarter and the game when he ripped off a 62 yard run for paydirt and quarterback Grazier called his own number to tack on two, it was 24-0.
The Tigers then got on the score board with an 11 yard touchdown run, the try for two was good and it was 24-8.
However, the Titans never let up with Barby scoring on a three yard run and Grazier adding two, it was 32-8.
Then Collins broke loose and scampered 54 yards for a TD, Grazier ran for two and it was suddenly 40-8 as the first half ended.
To open the third quarter, Williams ran for 54 yards and a touchdown with Alderette squeezing in from three yards out for two, and it was 48-8; the remainder of the third quarter remained scoreless.
However, the Titans put it away on a 100 yard run from kick off by Collins, it was 54-8 and the game was called.
The Titans had seven first downs to the Tigers' 14, and 394 yards on the ground to Duke's 131.
Yarbrough had a conservative three yards through the air compared to Duke's 123; for a total offense by the Titans of 397 compared to 254 for Duke.
The Titans went to the air three times for one completion and no interceptions; the Tigers put the ball up 27 times with 13 completions and four interceptions.
The Titans were forced to punt twice, the Tigers once.
The Titans fumbled four times with one loss of possession and the Titans three times, losing two.
The Titans had three penalties for 20 yards and the Tigers five for 40.
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