Wildcats shut out the Longhorns during Homecoming football game
By: Morgan Schorn | Published: October 24, 2019
The Lake Highlands Wildcats took on the W.T. White Longhorns at The Boneyard this past Friday, defeating the team 49-0
Lake Highlands was the heavy favorite going into the game based on previous district play this season. Lake Highlands was also hosting Homecoming this weekend, so the fan support was very high.
Very early in the game, the Wildcat defense was playing extremely well. Only minutes into the first quarter, senior defensive back Andrew Morgan (no. 22) caught an interception and ran it back to the four-yard line. Then Tyson Washington (no. 21) ran the ball in for a touchdown, putting the Wildcats up to an early lead. With the help of the defense holding W.T White to 0 points, the Lake Highlands offense continued to press forward and ended the quarter 14-0.
In the second quarter, the Wildcats continued to use their strong rushing game against the Longhorn defense, and it paid off. The Wildcats scored another two touchdowns in the second quarter -- one of which was a long pass from quarterback Mitch Coulson (no. 6) to Dreveon Eatmond (no. 10). To top it off, the Wildcats scored another touchdown before the first half was over.
During halftime, the fans got a chance to watch the band’s performance of their full marching show -- Sol. Featuring abstract props and magnificent music, the Wildcat marching band kept fans entertained.
In the third quarter, the Wildcats continued to assert their dominance over the Longhorns. After a 9-yard pass by Michael Holdbrook-Smith (no. 9) to Dreveon Eatmond (no. 10). It was clear the Wildcats were not stopping anytime soon. They closed the third quarter with a score of 35-0.
In the fourth quarter, the Wildcats looked to finish strong and they did just that. They proceeded to produce two more rushing touchdowns and the defense continued to hold their ground and keep the Longhorns from scoring.
It was an incredibly fun game for students and alumni to attend as the Wildcats played a great game, and the cheerleaders, Highlandettes and band also created an amazing experience for the Homecoming game.