Bobcats dominate Panthers

Published 3:38 am Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tye Lindsey after catching a pass.  Tripp Norris/Star-News

Tye Lindsey after catching a pass.
Tripp Norris/Star-News

The Bobcats needed a win at against Geneva to secure and home playoff game in the first round. Orlando Lacey got Opp started with a two yard run five minutes into the game for an 8-0 lead.

Lacey then passed for a touchdown to Colby Williams just as the first quarter ended as the Bobcats led 14-0 after one.

Hennis Washington put in a 67 yard run to get Opp going in the second quarter as part of 27 point quarter for the Bobcats.

Washington then scored from 16 yards out for a 28-0 lead midway through the second.

Tramekquez Lane scored the third touchdown of the quarter for Opp from six yards out. Washington then scored his third touchdown of the quarter with just over a minute to play on a 33 yard pass from Lacey for a 41-0 Bobcat lead at halftime.

Lacey finished off the first string scoring with a 60 yard run four minutes into the second half for a 48-0 lead.

Geneva got their first points of the game with two touchdown runs for a total of 15 points as Opp led 48-15 after three.

On fourth down a busted play led to the Bobcats final score.  Quarterback Ashton Patel mishandled the snap, but broke open a run for 40 yards on a broken play for a Bobcat touchdown.  The Panthers tacked on one last score towards the end of the contest as Opp won 55-23 setting up a match up in Daleville next Friday night for the Class 3A Region 2 championship.

Orlando Lacey led the Bobcat offense with 10 carries for 135 yards a two touchdowns on the ground.  Lacey was 6 of 8 for 77 yards and a score in the air.  Hennis Washington had 8 carries for 130 yards and two touchdowns as well as 4 catches for 64 yards receiving and another score. Spurlin Kelley had 9 tackles and recovered a fumble to lead the Opp defense.  Cody Anderson, Tramekquez Lane, and Hennis Washington all had interceptions for the Bobcats as well.

Bobcats’ head coach Brent Hill said that he was really proud of the team effort.

“It felt like all three aspects of the team was clicking,” he said. “The win clinched a home game for the first round and now we have to get ready for the region championship.”