Opp wins 3rd game in a row, defeats St. James

Published 1:46 am Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Opp Bobcats remained undefeated in their region Friday night, defeating St. James on the road, 38-10. It was the third straight victory for Opp.

Opp (3-1, 3-0 in Class 4A, Region 2) led 24-3 at halftime on the way to the victory.

The Bobcats broke onto the scoreboard first with a 10-yard touchdown run by Richard Davis with 6:54 left in the first quarter. The extra point by Hunter Jones was good as Opp led 7-0.

Opp took advantage of a St. James (0-4, 0-3) turnover to set up its next score, recovering a fumble to put the Bobcats in good field position. Adrian Austin completed a 33-yard touchdown pass to Erwin Spears and Jones added the extra point to put the Bobcats up 14-0 with 6:36 left in the first quarter.

Following a 17-yard field goal by St. James, Jones added a field goal of his own to push Opp out to a 17-3 lead. Josh Scarborough added a 5-yard touchdown run with 2:55 left in the second quarter to put the Bobcats ahead 24-3.

St. James scored its only touchdown of the game in the third quarter with a 10-yard pass and extra point to cut Opp’s lead to 24-10.

But the Bobcats put the game out of reach with two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Quadir Kincaid scored on a 10-yard run and Devin Davis added a 2-yard run.

The Bobcats visit Class 3A Straughn next Friday in a non-region matchup.