Published 12:13 am Saturday, September 19, 2020

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By: Donnamy Steele

The Opp High School Bobcats (4-1, 2-1) are not pumping the breaks, taking down Daleville in region play, 54-6.

The game was a good opportunity for OHS head coach Brent Hill to let his younger players gain experience on the field, Hill said.

“I felt like our boys came focused and ready and understood that it was a region game,” Hill said. “They executed well, we didn’t have any turnovers. Our defense shut them out, offense did well. It was a good night to get the younger guys out there. Daleville is a young team right now and they will regroup.”

The Bobcats were well rounded and improved during this week’s game, Hill said.

“I felt like our defensive line really controlled the line of scrimmage and disrupted their offense,” Hill said. “Our offensive moved effectively, they moved the ball and managed the game well. I know I mention special teams a lot, but they were a huge factor especially when punting and with punt returns. It was a good night.”

Hill remains focused on improvement as the Bobcats prepare to approach their undefeated opponent next Friday.

“We knew going into this game it could potentially get this way, but we have a pretty difficult stretch ahead of us,” Hill said. “We have Straughn coming up this week and that’s a different animal to get ready for.”

OHS quarterback Hall Smithart went seven for 12 for 174 yards and two touchdowns.

In receiving, Peyton Ellis had 3 catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns and Curt Zorn had three catches for 32 yards.

In rushing, Terry Davis had 6 carries for 48 yards and 2 touchdowns and Hal Smithart had 4 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Next week, the Bobcats face Straughn High School at Straughn.