No stopping Wise & Company, Bobcats cruise over the Wolverines
From week one we have known all about Darius Wise and the numbers that he has put up the past couple years in football. However, last night the Bobcats proved it's not only Wise's show, but there is a company of others waiting to shine as well.
Ellwood traveled to Beaver for a Saturday showcase of the Beaver Valley Conference football due to homecoming festivities for the Bobcats. Wise proved worthy of MVP status in the North region of WPIALs and was able to help Beaver bounce back from last week's debacle loss.
The first quarter was a great example of the offensive power that the Bobcats are - a score from 30 yards out by Christian Hyrb from the pass by Darius Wise and a 4 yard scamper by Darius Wise put the Bobcats up early 14-0, with the two PATs good by Will Connelly. [14-0 Bobcats]
The second was the same: two more scores by the Bobcats - Tyler Wallace reception 20 yards out from Darius Wise and a one yard run by Te'Vierre Williams with two more successful PATs by Connelly made the halftime score 28-0. [28-0 Bobcats]
The third quarter added another two scores, this time by Darius Wise for a 68 yard run right after the second half kickoff, and a 29 yard interception return by Brodie List made the score 42-0 with two more PATs by Connelly heading to the fourth quarter. [42-0 Bobcats]
The final quarter had a running clock since the 35-point mercy rule was active; however, both teams had the ball twice and were able to chew up not only the clock, but also the yardage. Both teams combined for almost 200 yards alone in the fourth quarter where a one yard run by Te'Vonn Williams made the final tally 49-0 in favor of the Bobcats. [49-0 Bobcats]
Even though Ellwood had a tough time on defense in the passing game, the Wolverines did keep Wise in check during via running during the game only giving up the 68 yard scamper all evening. Ellwood's offense did have a chance to score when Recce completed a touchdown pass to Shane Reisinger; however, a late chop-block call reversed the play and the Wolverines were not able to score afterwards.
Up next for the Wolverines is another tough match-up with Derry 7-0 (5-0) who are building off of a winning season last year and have talent on both sides of the ball. Ellwood City will welcome the Trojans at home at Helling Stadium for the 7PM Friday match-up.