Wednesday, September 30, 2009

‘Cats cruise past Reeds Spring

Team prepares for Homecoming showdown with Marshfield

By Alyssa Spradlin
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 4:16 AM CDT
The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats may have expected a win over the Reeds Spring Wolves on Friday, Sept. 25, but that didn’t stop them from bringing their “A” game.

“It would have been easy coming into a game like this for our guys to let down, but they did a great job of staying focused,” LRHS head coach Doug Smith said of his defensive line. The D-line held the Wolves scoreless, giving the ‘Cats a 38-0 victory.

Rogersville’s Barrett Hillenburg fights off a Reeds Spring defender during the game on Friday, Sept. 25. Hillenburg was one of several ‘Cats who saw a lot of playing time.
Gabe Zapata’s 31-yard field goal would put Rogersville on the board early in the first quarter. Matt Reuter ran the ball 20 yards to give the ‘Cats their first touchdown, ending the period with Rogersville leading 9-0.

The second quarter was the breakaway quarter for Rogersville with Grant Clouse scoring on a 45-yard run. Quarterback Colton Dill completed a pass to Reuter for the two-point conversion.

Dillon Lassley picked up a 23-yard pass from Dill to take the ball to the 25-yard line less then three minutes later. Three plays later, Dill would score on an 8-yard keeper, followed by Zapata’s successful extra point kick.

Rogersville picked up a Reeds Spring fumble with less than three and a half minutes in the half. Clouse ran the ball 34 yards for another touchdown on the next play. Zapata followed it up with another extra point, making the score 31-0 at the half.

Rogersville’s reserve offense saw significant playing time in the second half, with Joe Zimmer coming in to quarterback after the first play. He had his own successful keeper with 2:32 left in the quarter. Zapata’s successful kick brought the score to 38-0, triggering the turbo clock.

Barrett Hillenburg took over quarterback duties in the fourth quarter. He and Mason Mawby combined for a series of short gains that put the ‘Cats within five yards of another touchdown. Mawby ended the game with six carries for 28 yards; Hillenburg had five carries for 17 yards.

Rogersville ended the game with 305 rushing yards on 39 carries. Dill had 108 yards passing, with 10 carries for 52 yards and one touchdown. Clouse had seven carries for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

The 4-1 ‘Cats host the 3-2 Marshfield Blue Jays Friday for Rogersville’s Homecoming game.

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