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Lee, Givens combine for 4 scores in WC Wildcat win
Sep 23, 2012 12:00 am
By JEFF NEAL
FRANKLIN – Chris Lee caught two touchdowns and Trey Givens ran for two scores in Wilson Central's win 35-21 on the road against Centennial.
"We had to get used to their speed. Our defense played really well," Wildcat coach Brad Dedman said after his undefeated team got its sixth win.
Lee finished with six catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Givens finished with 10 carries for 112 yards and two scores.
Centennial took the opening kickoff and drove the ball inside the Wildcat 20.
Wilson Central's defense held and forced a 29-yard field goal attempt by Nick Madonia. The kick was no good and the Wildcats took the ball at the 20-yard line.
It only took two snaps as Givens burst through the line into the secondary and raced to the end zone for a 69-yard touchdown. The drive lasted 23 seconds.
Centennial got the ball back fov five plays and the Cougars drove 80 yards. Baily Wisniowski caught the first of three scoring passes from JJ Tomlin, this one of 35 yards and the score was tied 7-7.
One of the Wildcat weapons on special teams is kicker Brad Cavanough. All of his kickoffs in the game went through the end zone, starting the Cougars each time at the 20yard line.
"He is the reason why our defense is so good," Dedman said of Cavanough's play.
Wilson Central scored once more before the end of the first quarter on a 12-play, 73-yard drive, capped by a 7-yard pass to Lee from Jordan Roundtree. It was the first of two scoring plays for Lee on the night.
Roundtree finished 11-of-16 for 146 yards and two touchdowns and one interception.
Before the end of the half, Wilson Central struck again - this time a 10-play drive that covered 77 yards and was capped by another pass hookup to Lee from Roundtree of 16 yards. At the intermission, the score was 21-7 Wildcats.
Wilson Central got the opening possession of the second half and preceded to run six minutes off the clock. The Wildcats failed to score however as Roundtree was intercepted by Scottie Fleming.
Centennial proceeded to have two drives of three plays and a punt. The third possession ended after four plays as the Wildcat defense recovered a fumble.
Givens scored again, this time a 5-yard run to make the score 28-7.
Wilson Central fumbled the ball as Centennial recovered. On the next play, Tomlin went back to pass and threw an interception to Eric Simmons, who weaved his way 52 yards for the touchdown. With less than four minutes on the clock, the Wildcats had a commanding 35-7 lead.
Centennial came back however and scored twice in the final minute. The first score was a 31-yard pass from Tomlin to Wisniowski.
On the kickoff, the Wildcats had trouble handling the ball and the Cougars recovered at the 20-yard line. The next play Tomlin found Wisniowski from 20 yards away to round out the scoring.
Wilson Central will host Portland for homecoming week as former Wildcat coach Traye Aric brings his Purple Panthers to Gladeville.