As expected, the No. 1-ranked Canadian Wildcats jumped out to a fast and furious start and never looked back, hammering Highland Park 81-6 in a District 3-3A Division II contest Friday night at Hornet Stadium.
The Canadian Wildcat junior varsity held the Highland Park Hornets scoreless in all four quarters Thursday evening while racking up 33 unanswered points to remain undefeated in district play. Quarterback Cree Waite completed 13-of-23 passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for another 37 yards, to lead the offense.
After a rough start to their season, the seventh-grade Wildcats improved to 2-2 overall and an undefeated 2-0 district record last Thursday with their 22-0 shutout over the Highland Park Hornets. The Cats sent Highland Park packing on their first possession with a fourth-down stop at the 28-yard line.
Gary Anderson, 5-foot-10, 155-pound senior, has started in all five games for Canadian at wide receiver and defensive back this season. Anderson had a career-night last Friday in the Wildcats’ 81-6 district throttling of Highland Park.
Easton Schafer, (at left), and Hollis Poe (#36) stop this Merritt, Oklahoma, player during last Saturday’s 3-4 grade football game here at Wildcat Stadium. The Cats won this contest 26-0, and emerged with a 3-1 record, with three games left in the season. Their championship tournament is set for October 31st in Sayre, Oklahoma. PHOTO BY NATE LEE
Both the Lady Cat varsity and CMS crosscountry teams staked pieces of first place in the 3200-meter run at Saturday’s Guymon Invitational. Three CHS varsity girls medaled, while CMS runner Konnar McClendon claimed another first-place in a packed field.
Landon Smith, 5-foot-6, 140-pound senior, has played in all four games this season at running back and linebacker for the Wildcats. During Canadian’s 52-14 thumping of the Hugoton (Kansas) Eagles, Smith ran the ball five times for 19 yards including a touchdown.