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October 19, 2013

Third-ranked Wildcats make Indians their latest victim

WHITEHOUSE —

 

Jacksonville started off strong and finished strong in its District 16-4A encounter with Whitehouse at Wildcat Stadium Friday evening.

Unfortunately for Indian fans what happened in between those two points was that the No. 3-ranked Wildcats exploding to score 10 touchdowns and 56-straight points to post a convincing, 70-21, win over the Tribe.

Whitehouse's senior-laden squad — the 'Cats dressed out three dozen seniors — ran its docket to 7-0, 2-0 in District 16-4A, while the Indians fell to 0-7, 0-2.

Braylon Parish intercepted Whitehouse quarterback Patrick Mahomes to snuff out the Wildcats' opening drive.

Eight plays later Carter McCown rifled a scoring strike into Claude Franklin from 12 yards out that gave Jacksonville an early 7-0 lead, following Ryan Travis' PAT.

Whitehouse quickly knotted things up when Vincent Dunning steamrolled his way through the Tribe defense to score on the opening play of the Wildcats' ensuing drive from 55 yards out.

The game turned in favor of the Wildcats at the 1:41 mark of the opening half when a controversial call by an official took all of the wind out of the Indians' sail on an evening that started out favorably for the Tribesmen.

That's when McCown dropped back to punt on a fourth and 14 from the Whitehouse 45-yard line.

Instead of punting McCown fired a pass to Tony Lane who had line up as a receiver near the Indian sideline.

Lane made his way to the Wildcat 11-yard line before being tackled and that's when a dubious call by the officiating crew proved to be a back breaker for Jacksonville.

After huddling up an official supposedly changed his mind on whether or not Lane had come into the game as a substitution.

An illegal substitution infraction against the Indians resulted in the play being brought back, even though Lane never left the field from the previous play, which was confirmed at halftime by Tribe defensive coordinator Mike Waldie.

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