Photo courtesy of Malinda Mizell
The Cedarville Pirates 2019 football season is off to a great start after they pillaged the JC Westside Rebels in a final game score of 50-14. This victory puts Cedarville in the top three of their 3A-1 in non-conference play alongside Mansfield and Paris.
Sophomore Darryl Kattich led the Pirate backfield with 5 carries for 110 yards and one touchdown. Junior Kelin Mitchell earned 4 carries for 52 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Tommy Metcalf had only a single carry but made the most of it with a 75-yard shot downfield for a touchdown. Sophomore Hayden Partain delivered 3 carries for 41 yards and one touchdown. William Henson landed 5 carries for 61 yards and one touchdown.
Cedarville used their rushing game as the main cannon firing at the Rebels with almost every running back the Pirates had. As a team, the Pirates reaped 25 carries and 391 yards total in Friday nights game. Although the run game was Cedarville’s bread and butter, senior Quarterback, Calloway Henslee, did show off by hitting 1 out of 3 throws for 18 yards passing.
The Cedarville defense was not going to be outdone by their offense though. Sophomore Bruce Turney picked off a Rebel pass and pulled off a “scoop and score” as he recovered a Westside fumble for a touchdown. Darryl Kattich also plucked a JC Westside pass for an interception. Head Coach, Max Washausen, had this to say about his Pirates. “I really like the energy of this group and I believe they’re out to prove people wrong this year. The defense has been playing amazing and the game against Westside was no different.”
The Pirates are excited for their upcoming game against rival team the Mountainburg Dragons. Cedarville will host the Dragons on September 6 with game time at 7 p.m.