orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

Sports Headlines

October 5, 2013

Bobcats blast Longhorns, 52-14

ORANGEFIELD — Carl Wiley and the Orangefield offense ran at will over the Longhorns on Friday night as the Bobcats celebrated a homecoming victory.

The Orangefield Bobcats secured a District 21-3A win and celebrated homecoming in fine fashion with a 52-14 dismantling of the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns on Friday night at F.L. McLain Stadium.

The Bobcats defense held the high-powered Longhorns offense, led by quarterback Kendrick King, in check most of the night, including a stop near the Orangefield red zone and a turnover on downs on the game’s opening drive.

Orangefield quickly set the tone of what would be a good night on offense as Carl Wiley took the hand-off on the Bobcats first play from scrimmage up the middle, to the left and 78 yards for the touchdown and 7-0 lead with 7:39 to play in the first quarter.

The feisty Orangefield defense, which collected three quarterback sacks, three interceptions and a fumble recovery on the night, held steady on the next Hamshire-Fannett possession and got the ball back for the offense.

Carmichael Wiley commanded the Bobcats offense with poise and marched the offense down the field, where he squirted through the line and across the goal on a 5 yard run to put Orangefield up 14-0.

The Longhorns (2-3, 0-2) responded and King, who finished the night with 52 yards on 21 carries, punched the ball in for the first Hamshire-Fannett score, cutting the deficit to 14-7 with 8:40 left in the first half.

The Bobcats (4-2, 1-1) used a big return of the Longhorns kick-off and started its next drive near mid-field. From there the team methodically moved the ball down the field and kept the clock moving before running back Dustin Verrett scored on a 2 yard burst.

King and company answered the Bobcats touchdown with one of its own as King bolted around the side from the 8 yard line, narrowing the Bobcats lead to 21-14 at the half.

The second half of the game belonged to a stingy Bobcats defense and an Orangefield offense which was firing on all cylinders.

While the defense kept King and the Longhorns either backpedaling on the field and on the sidelines, the offense scored on five of its six second half possessions.

Orangefield running back Dylan Gray shot through the Hamshire-Fannett defense for a 43-yard score, which was followed by a picture perfect pass as Carlmichael Wiley rolled left and found Mason Sonnier open in the left corner of the end zone for a touchdown and a 35-14 lead.

Carl Wiley, who finished 18 carries and 257, which surpassed his total of 20 carries and 254 yards in the Bobcats 2012 dismantling of the Longhorns, added another touchdown on a 29 yard blast late in the third quarter.

Orangefield kicker Matthew Rainey kicked a 24 yard field goal and quarterback Matthew Watkins added a 1 yard touchdown run in the final minute of the fourth quarter to round out the Bobcats scoring.

“I’m extremely proud of our kids of how they played this week and bounced back from that hard loss last week,” said Orangefield Coach Josh Smalley. “The defense made some great adjustments in the second half too. Being able to contain Kendrick King like we did was pretty exciting. We had a good week of practice, and it showed. I’m proud of the coaches and the game plan we had in place, but I’m more happy to get the win.”

The Bobcats travel to Sour Lake for a contest against the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks, while Hamshire-Fannett will play host to Buna.

Text Only
Sports Headlines
  • Several Bear tracksters punch regional tickets

    Several Little Cypress-Mauriceville tracksters will move on to the Class 4A Region III Track & Field Championships after having success at the Area Meet featuring District 20-4A and District 19-4A Teams.

    April 17, 2014

  • Cox golfer LC-M golfer Cox heading to state

    Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Lauren Cox will take her golf talents to the Class 4A State Golf Tournament by placing fourth overall at the Class 4A Region III Golf Championships that were held at River Ridge Golf Club Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Locals rack up at 3A Area Meet

    Orange County 3A schools shined Wednesday and punched their tickets to the Class 3A Region III Track & Field Championships by placing well at the Area Meet in Splendora.

    April 17, 2014

  • Mustangs clinch playoffs with win over Cats

    The West Orange-Stark Mustangs moved into a second-place tie and clinched a playoff spot with a 6-2 District 21-3A victory over the Orangefield Bobcats at Orangefield High School Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Cats blank WO-S, 10-0

    The District 21-3A champion Orangefield Lady Bobcats wrapped up the regular season with a 10-0 victory over the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs at Lady Bobcat Field Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Cardinals fend off Longhorns, 4-2

    The second-ranked Bridge City Cardinals kept their perfect District 21-3A mark intact Tuesday night by nipping the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns 4-2 in District 21-3A play at Cardinal Field.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Bears turn back Vidor, 3-2

    The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears turned the tables on the Vidor Lady Pirates Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Cards blitz H-F with dingers

    The Bridge City Lady Cardinals continued to play “Home Run Derby” on their home turf as they blasted four home runs in a 14-0 blanking of last-place Hamshire-Fannett Tuesday night in District 21-3A action at Lady Cardinal Field.

    April 15, 2014

  • Martin Guns Hoses use 13-0 run to clip Guns

    For the Orange Police Department “Guns”, Monday night’s game against the Orange Fire Department “Hoses” simply just slipped away in the Charity Game that raised money for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Safe Project Graduation.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gautreaux throws Lady Bobcats 'Queens of 21-3A' with win over Silsbee

    Proving who was the best team in District 21-3A this season, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats made a slew of key defensive plays and got some timely hits to clinch the 21-3A crown with a tight 3-2 decision against the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks at Lady Bobcat Field Friday night.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

Leader Sports
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide