Bobcats aim to finish well in Anahuac

Published 6:01 am Wednesday, November 7, 2018

ORANGEFIELD – They may be out of the playoff scene for the first time since 2012 but the Orangefield will look to finish this year with a flurry as the Bobcats will be looking to finish with an overall winning record if they can go on the road to defeat the Anahuac Panthers Friday night in District 12-3A Division I play.

The Bobcats (5-4, 2-4) are coming off a 56-0 demolition of the last-place and winless Warren Warriors last week while the Panthers (3-6, 2-4) took it on the chin against second-place East Chambers 57-21.

The Bobcats were clicking on all cylinders on both sides of the ball last week as they scored 28 points a piece in both halves to blow past the Warriors.

Orangefield will check in against the Panthers averaging 285.3 yards a game, 242.8 on the ground.

Orangefield senior fullback Blake Bradley went over the 500-yard mark against Warren and he had two touchdowns in the game. He now has 510 yards and nine TDs on 88 carries for the season.

Sophomore Bobcat quarterback Gunner Jones has steadily improved his game and the youngster passed for a score and ran for another last week. He has completed 17-of-39 passes for 288 yards and three scores. Kadeon Evans and Kaiden Dubose also got involved in rushing touchdowns last week as the Bobcats spread the wealth around.

The Panthers have been solid on defense in allowing just 251.7 yards a game.

Anahuac will check in averaging 273.1 yards a game on offense, led by backs Corenthos Hill and Tyrone Wilson. Hill has scooted for 700 yards and seven TDs on just 53 carries while Wilson has romped for 380 yards and six TDs.

The Panthers don’t throw it much as quarterbacks Ski Wilpitz and Foster Kreuzer have combined to complete 21-of-63 passes for 303 yards as Anahuac will face a Bobcat defense that only allows 248.6 yards a game.

In other 12-3A action this Friday Woodville (9-0, 6-0) looks to wrap up a perfect regular and district season with a win at home against Hardin (7-2, 4-2). East Chambers (8-1, 5-1) will welcome in Warren (0-9, 0-6) and Buna (7-2, 4-2) will visit Kirbyville (1-8, 1-5).