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- ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. FLORALA NEWS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1976 PAGE 7 g f i Florala Wildcat struck early Friday Although the most se- and lighting did but ten minutes it was that once the cleared, the Brun- were a disaster Wildcats scored the times they touched on drives of 64 23 yards and 55 yards. offense had not look- all season than it line: Johnny and John Hunt at ends, and Sonny Bed- tackles, Joey Evans Boles at guards and Stevenson at center, , dominating the as the Wild- romped down the field a 21-0 lead with 2:13 first quarter. point on, the game slow its pace and the ts called on to s from challen- lead the 'Cat of- built up in the early The defense was spear- Rusty Boles with 13 Lnd 2 assists, by Raymond Adams 3 assists, with 7 indivi- 1 assist, Matt Brad- individual tackles and with 6 tndtvtdatl and 2 assists. Every starting defensive player had 3 or more individual tackles. The Wildcats had a total of- lense of 380 yards. John An- thony had 151 yards rushing followed by Kenneth Ingram with 77 yards. A1 McNeill threw IZ times and completed 6, for 105 yards. McNeilrs favorite target was end Johnny Rodwell, who caught four pas- ses for 49 yards. After the first quarter, the game was about even the rest of the way, but the Wildcats had a commanding lead and held on for a 33-14 victory. IST QUARTER - It was home- coming game at Florala High and after the pre-game cere- monies, Brundidge won the toss and chose to receive. Jeff Wil- liams kicked off for Florala and sent the ball sailing deep down field near the Brundidge goal line. The Bulldogs re- turned the ball to their twenty yard line. The Bulldogs could not move the ball against the tough 'Cat defense and were forced to punt. Johnny Rod- well returned the hall to the Brundidge 36 yard line. Mc- Heill threw to Rodwell for a first down at the fourteen yard line. From there, McHeill ran for 4 yards, Thrash for two, before he broke through the middle for a Wildcat touch- dolm. Cb~k hiatoa added the '.. FL point after, with Pat Willis holding and Florala had jump- ed to a 7-0 lead. On the ensuing kick-off, Brundidge fumbled and Flo- rala covered at the Brundidge 23 yard line. On a second down screen pass from McNeill to Anthony, An- thony took off with a full head of steam and would not be de- nied the end zone. The extra point was blocked, but with7:38 left in the first quarter, Flo- rala lead 13-0. The Wildcat defense again would not allow the Bulldogs to move the ball and following a punt the 'Cats had the ball again on the Brnndidge 45 yard line. From this point, the 'Cats set sail for their thin touchdown. McNeill, Thrash and Anthony carrying the pigskin. When things slowed on the ground, McNeill hit Rodwell with air strikes. Anthony exploded for the final seven yards and Willis came in to hit Thrash for a two point conversion - the score 21-0 with 2:13 left in the first quarter. Defense prevailed for the remainder of the quarter with the score - Florala 21, Brundidge 0. 2ND QUARTER Brundidge opened the quarter with a drive downfield that brought them four first downs and ate up "four minutes of the clock. They dinted the Wildcat goal Ingrain trying to keep footage. line with eight minutes left in the half and the score was 21-6. The point after attempt failed. The Wildcats could not mount a scoring drive the remainder of the half, but were successful th bokU~ the Bull- dogs in check. The halftime score was Florala 21, Brnn- didge 6. SRD QUARTER - The Wild- cats scored twice in the thin quarter. Tim first touchdown "Wildcat t i Touchdown came after a down field tack- le on a Bulldog punt return at the Brundidge 45 yard line. In five plays Anthony and Ingrain had Florala in the end zone. Anthony carried the final 17 yards for his thin touchdown of the night. The extra point was missed and the score stood at 27-6, with 9:36 remaining in the thin quarter. Later in the quarter, Junior Kenneth Ingram broke through the line and sped 23 yards for the 'Cats final touchdown. The point af- ter was missed and the quar- ter ended - Florala 33, Brun- didge 6. 4TH QUARTER - The Brun- didge Bulldogs would not quit and pushed downfield in the fourth quarter for another touchdown. The two point con- version was good and the score was 33-14. Florala began to substitute often in the quarter and the young 'Cats played very well in containing the Bulldogs for the remainder of the game. The final score - Florala 33, Brundidge 14. John Hunt receires football "Big John" Shows toucluJown form Wildcat defense gang tackles Bulldog Ball just out of reach of John Rodwell Ingrain breaks up middle