You could just feel it building all week long. Spirit days, Thursday night bonfire, Friday afternoon parade thru downtown, crowning of the royalty before the game. Then BOOM, Cats take the lead and never look back. Recovering a Red Devil fumble set the stage for a 9 play, 65 yard drive with QB Johnson scoring from 1 yard out and the Cats go up 7-0. Erie opened the second quarter with a 49 yard drive capping off 5 pass completions with Johnson finding Peters from 15 yards out but fail on the two point conversion. Then the second quarter belonged to Kendall Jeffers who ran for a 49 yard TD, a 65 yard run to score, and finished off the quarter as time ran out on the recieving end of a 75 yard Colby Johnson heave and catch to send the Wildcats to the locker room leading 38-6.
Burlington stretched their lead with touchdown runs by Williams and Carrasco to go up 51-6 before Erie QB Johnson sprinted 11 yard for the final score of the night for the Red Devils. With running clock 4th quarter timing, Burlington JV and Freshman players made Homecoming memories with Tucker Whitworth and Dalton Stuckey rushing for scores to light up the scoreboard final 67-12.
The Wildcats improved their season record to 2-2 as they begin a three game road trip with a visit to Fredonia Friday night. The DAWGMOBILE is headed south to send you the game at 7:00 on 97.7 FM or www.977thedawg.com.
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The first road trip of the year was a rocky road for the Wildcats as they struggled against TVL leader Cherryvale to a 35-7 decision Friday night. Taking the opening kickoff on a drive to the 12 yard line, the Cats failed to punch it in for a score. Cherryvale got on the board to lead 8-0 with under one minute to go in the first quarter. Quarterback Raida air mailed the ball 45 yards to Trout for the next score for the Chargers in the second quarter. Holding Cherryvale and forcing a punt, a bad snap resulted in the Cats getting great field position on the 18 and scoring with 28 seconds remaining in the half, down 14-7. Returning the kickoff to the 35, Cherryvale goes to the air for 55 yards on the first play from scrimmage and scores on a 10 yard completion to Menzer before the break leading 20-7. Cherryvales defense stymied the Cats offense throughout the second half while adding to their lead to win the contest 35-7.
The Cats return home for Homecoming 2014 as they host the Erie Red Devils. A spirit bonfire will be held at the school on Thursday night at 8:00, downtown parade and rally at 3:30 on Friday, royalty crowning at 6:45 at the stadium, and kickoff at 7:00 to cap off Homecoming 2014.
KSNP 97.7 THE DAWG will be hosting the 4th Annual Tailgate Party before the game on Sept 26th. Just look for the DAWGMOBILE at the front gates of the stadium and stop by for a free slice of pizza and drinks starting at 6:00 before the game. Pizza Hut and Hoovers Thriftway are providing the goods served up by the staff from 97.7. There will be givaways and drawings for 2 footballs signed by members of the Wildcat football team and face painting by the Catbackers Booster Club. SEE YA FRIDAY !!!!!!
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Burlington Wildcats opened the 2014 season with a 45-18 win over the Eureka Tornadoes on Friday night.
The Cats scored on their opening drive of the night with Alexas Carrasco scoring from four yards out to take a 7-0 lead just two minutes into the contest. Eureka came back to score in the first quarter also but failed on the extra point with the Cats leading 7-6 at the first break. Eureka opened the second quarter capping off their scoring drive with a 17 yard TD pass from Pitko to Lyons to lead 12-7. That lead was shortlived as James Beyer returned the insuing kickoff 81 yards to retake the lead 15-12 which held through the first half of play.
Eureka took to the air again to open the second half on their third touchdown of the night though not able to convert on the extra point attempts as they led 18-15. Kendall Jeffers put the Cats back on top with a 44 yard TD run followed by another Carrasco scoring run to end the quarter with the Cats leading 30-18. Jeffers scored on a 21 yard TD run to open the fourth quarter and added another score just one minute later when he scooped up a fumble and returned it 45 yard for the final score of the night.
Opening the season with a TVL win, the Cats will face another perenial TVL powerhouse, Caney Valley, this Friday at Wildcat Field. Game time is 7:00 with Jim and Rick bringing you the live coverage on 97.7 THE DAWG and the live feed at www.977thedawg.com.
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Click here to listen to our interview with Cheech Martin of “Cheech and Chong” who will be appearing at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka on Wednesday, September 17th.
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