Ponca City East Middle School 8th Grade Wildcats Opponent Guthrie
Date September 7, 2017 Site Home Sullins Stadium
8th Grade Football
The Ponca City East Middle School 8th Grade Wildcat football team opened the season with a convincing at home win over Guthrie at Sullins Stadium. The Wildcats were led on offense by Running back Elijah Phillips #34 who scored 5 touchdowns including game opening kickoff return of 82 yards tallying the first touchdown of the 2017 season for the Wildcats. Quarterback Aiden Wetzel #1 competently guided the offense making several critical drive sustaining passes. Running Back Ayden Kreger #4 also had a 52 yd run which setup a Phillips touchdown. The Wildcats played solid defense anchored by Defense End Thomas Sober #55 and Nose Guard Austin Day #90 who each had 3 tackles for loss dooming Guthrie to a long night on both sides of the ball.
The Wildcats began the 4th quarter leading 34 – 0 allowing Head Coach Ty Burns to rest the starters and get valuable game experience for several backup players. The 8th Grade Wildcats face a tough opponent in long time rival Enid next week here at home in Ponca City Thursday September 14th 6pm scheduled kickoff.
1st Quarter Scoring
Phillips 82 yd Kickoff Return (2 pt conv good)
Phillips 25 yd Run (2 pt conv good)
2nd Quarter Scoring
Phillips 6 yd Run (conv failed)
Phillips 18yd Pass from Wetzel (conv failed)
3rd Quarter Scoring
Phillips 84yd Run (conv failed)
4th Quarter Scoring
Game Report submitted by Troy Mitchell 8th Grade asst coach OL/DL