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Bearcats come up short


October 3, 2019

Ashley Strehl

Lance Bolar and a teammate work together to tackle down a Trojan with the ball.

The Oklahoma Bible Academy handed the Mooreland Bearcats their first loss 34-28 Friday. Both teams came onto the Bearcat field 4-0. It was a hard fought battle that began with the Trojans having the first possession. After putting a string of passes together and a pass interference call called on the Bearcats put the Trojans on the 1 yard line. The Bearcats kept them out of the end zone for three downs but the Trojans went for it on fourth down and they scored 6. The extra point was good and the Trojans led 7-0 with 6 minutes left.

The Bearcats' Theo Sutton received the kick and ran it back for about 41 yards giving the Bearcats good position on their 39 yard line. The Bearcats looked good marching the ball downfield until a tipped ball was intercepted, and the Trojans took over on Mooreland's 2 yard line. The first quarter ended 7-0.

The second quarter began with the ball in the Trojan's hands and with two big catches: Caleb Spann (21) for 40 yards and Matt Carpenter (80) with a catch that he ran in for 6; the extra point made it 14-0 with 9 minutes left in the half.

Mooreland finally found hope when No. 27 found a hole in the Trojans' defense and ran 13 yards into the end zone for six. Bearcats went for 2 and scored.

The Trojans were on the move until Baron Winter (12) threw a pass that was intercepted by the Bearcats' Dawson Frazier (1), who sprinted down the sideline for 33 yards, and the score was tied, 14-14, 4:38 left in the half.

The Trojans' defense recovered a fumble and a quick score made it 14-27. The half ended with the Trojans knocking on the end zone door but the Bearcats stayed strong and Bearcat Carter Sampson (7) caught a deflected pass and intercepted it in the end zone. Time ran out and the score stayed 14-27.

A 40 yard return by the Bearcats' Frazier began the third quarter. Then there was a key first down and Landyn Crawford (80) scored the quarter's only points. The Bearcats went for 2 but were stopped by the Trojan defense. The third quarter ended with a 20-27 score.

Ashley Strehl

Lance Bolar looks for the tackle.

The fourth quarter found the Bearcats on their 4 yard line and fourth down. Then a play-call for a quarterback keeper, Bearcat Frazier snuck the ball across the line for 6 points. The 2-point conversion was good and Mooreland for the first time in the game led by 1. The Bearcats' special teams kicked a successful onside kick and the offense took over mid-field. The Bearcats could not capitalize and fumbled the ball, giving the Trojans the opportunity to take the game. The Trojan QB, Winter, connected with Jacob Wilson (10) for a huge gain and the Trojans were on their 4 yard line. The Bearcats held the Trojans back for two downs but on third down Trojan Jet Cheatham (5) took a toss from QB Winter and scored. The Trojans took the lead and the win, 34-28.

Mooreland stands 4 – 1 and the Bearcats will take on Oklahoma Christian Academy on Oct. 4 at home beginning at 7 p.m.


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