Despite First Half Success, West Unable to Keep Up With the Wildcats
October 1, 2018
Plano West was handed a 28-14 loss by the Plano Wildcats at John Clark Stadium on Friday night, leaving the Wolves with an 0-5 record heading into their bye week.
West did strike first, however, scoring less than a minute into the game, as QB Danny Davis found Leon Green on a deep pass. Green fumbled the ball inside the 10-yard line, and running back Noah Scroggins was able to fall on the loose ball in the end zone. Plano running back and University of Illinois commit Kyron Cumby was able to walk into the end zone late in the first quarter to tie the score at 7.
The second quarter was scoreless until the final 4 minutes of the half, when Plano RB Cody Crist hauled in a 77-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Oliver Towns. Crist would go on to record 129 total yards and three touchdowns in the game. Aforementioned QB Davis ran for a 19-yard touchdown with just over a minute to go in the first half to make the score 14-14.
West went scoreless in the second half, as Plano would rack up two more rushing touchdowns early in the third and fourth quarters.
Plano West was simply outmatched in almost every offensive aspect of the game by their city rivals. Here is a brief breakdown of each teams’ stats:
- First downs: 11
- Total yards: 202 (109 passing, 93 rushing)
- Comp-Att: 7-16
- Yards per pass: 15.6
- Rushing attempts/yards per rush: 25/3.7
- Interceptions: 2
- Penalties: 4-21
- First downs: 23
- Total yards: 458 (240 passing, 218 rushing)
- Comp-Att: 18-26
- Yards per pass: 13.3
- Rushing attempts/yards per rush: 42/4.2
- Penalties: 11-102
Here are stat leaders from each team:
QB Danny Davis: 109 passing yards, 40 rushing yards 1 rushing touchdown, 2 interceptions
RB Noah Scroggins: 48 rushing yards on 11 attempts
WR Leon Green: 69 receiving yards
QB Cole Winnett: 129 passing yards, 20 rushing yards
QB Oliver Towns: 11 passing yards
RB Cody Crist: 129 rushing yards, 77 reception yards, 3 touchdowns
RB Kyron Cumby: 91 receiving yards, 12 rushing yards, 1 touchdown
WR Umar Aruna: 55 receiving yards
RB Tylan Hines: 57 receiving yards
Plano and Plano West will both head into their bye weeks this Friday.