The Waskom Wildcats roared on the kick-off and the Waskom defense proved to be the Wildcat Nation of a stonewall throughout the night, denying the Harleton Wildcats to get on the scoreboard.
No, the Friday night game was not a replay of the Thursday night football in theory, but the math was irrefutable.
Waskom 30 Harleton 8 (7th Grade Wildcats and Anthony, QB)
Waskom 34 Harleton 0 (8th Grade Wildcats and Marcus Gonzales, QB)
Waskom 38 Harleton 0 (JV Wildcats and Josh Reeves, QB)
In the Friday night Varsity game, WW Quarterback Ty Carter orchestrated a Coach Keeling call and Jacob Reeves in the first quarter added 6 points to the scoreboard on a 13-yard rumble through the Harleton defense.
In the second quarter, Ty Carter launched a 50-yard pass to T.K. Hamilton as the receiver, who answered the call and put 6 more points on the scoreboard. The Wildcats roared for more and T.K. “Touchdown” Hamilton finished at halftime with 6 more points added to the Nation’s wall.
The Waskom Wildcat defense held the line and the offense plowed holes in the Harleton playbook. Quarterback Ty Carter added 6 points on a 4-yard run in the third quarter. Wildcat Tristen McDonald did the same math with a 4-yard run, to add the final 6 points for a good night of Friday night football.
The Waskom Wildcats win put Coach Keeling’s team in the familiar title of District Champions, tied with West Rusk. Waskom and Rusk ended the season with 5-1 records. Waskom will be seeded in second place for the playoffs since their only loss was to West Rusk.
Harleton, big in heart and effort ended the season with a 6-4 performance record and ends the year with a 1-9 record.
Coach Keeling said, “My coaching staff does a tremendous job, and are the unsung heroes behind the scenes. We are all honored to be able to sow seeds of character and sportsmanship into each student and our athletes here at Waskom High. Their success is our success that builds a life, and career. Everybody wins in sports and scholastically.”
The Wildcats are doing the math on the field and in the classroom.
The Wildcats’ next opponents will be Hemphill next Thursday night at Center football stadium, as Coach Keeling and staff prepare for the next week’s game, working towards winning daily, taking nothing for granted with a House of Champions.
Athletic Director/Head Football Coach: Whitney Keeling
Coaching Staff: Jeremy Kubiak, Justin Watson, Matt Goode, Joe Williams, Daniel Swaim, Vencent Lee, David Higginbotham, Gary Wilson, Frank Crisp, Michael Welch, Lorenza Thomas
Athletic Trainer: Dustin Swaim
Principal: Kassie Watson
Superintendent: Jimmy E. Cox
Managers: Dalton Adams, Jordan Hicks