Bobcats roll through round 1

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 7, 2015

Opp hit the road for the first round of the playoffs against Midfield. After giving up a touchdown to the Patriots, Opp got on the board two minutes later with a 48-yard touchdown pass from Orlando Lacey to Greg House to tie the score.  Lacey connected with House again just before the half to put Opp ahead 14-6 at the break.

Just two minutes into the second half Opp scored on the defensive side of the ball. Darian Germany picked off a Midfield pass and went 45 yards for a touchdown. Midfield punched in a score to gain a little momentum, but Opp responded with a score at the end of the third on a Ty’Keenan White 2-yard run.

Lacey threw his third touchdown pass of the game on the first play of the fourth quarter. Reggie Thompson caught it and went 44 yards for the score. Hennis Washington’s touchdown with seven minutes left in the game put Opp ahead 42-14 putting the game on ice.  Each team score another touchdown down the strech with Reggie Thompson running one in fom 41 yards out in the game’s final minute to finish off the game.  Opp won 49-20 and will advance to round two to face Gordo at home.

“I was really proud of the team effort and focus for a road trip and playoff game” said Bobcat coach Brent Hill following the game. Hill also added “it’s nice to get the first round victory and we will enjoy until Sunday, but then all focus will be on our next opponent”.

Opp faces Gordo at home next Friday night in a rematch from last year’s playoff.

Washington led the way for the Bobcats with 147 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.

Lacey added 56 yards on 12 carries and was 6-for-9 passing with 192 yards and three touchdowns.

House was the leading receiver with three catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns.

Thompson picked up 48 yards and a touchdown of two receptions.

Devontae Williams led the Bobcats on defense with 11 tackles.

Germany had eight tackles to go along with a 45-yard interception returned for a score.

Raheem Bonam added six tackles and an interception.