Triumphant Wildcats continue perfect record
SHORELINE, WA – Friday, Oct. 14 the Oak Harbor Wildcats made their way to Shoreline Stadium to take on the Shorecrest Scots. The game had a slow start, but in the end the Wildcats (7-0) beat the Scots (4-3) with a final score of 42 to 21.
The first touchdown of the game was scored by senior running back Brent Ryan when he shoved his way up the middle for two yards late in the first quarter. This was the only scoring that occurred during the first quarter.
Ryan was definitely a key player in this game having carried the ball 41 different times. He finished with 200 yards and four touchdowns. Ryan tells us what goes through his mind before the game begins.
“When I step out on the field I just think of what I need to do and what I’d like to accomplish. Turner does a great job of getting us motivated before every game.”
The Scots were able to score two touchdowns in the second quarter on passes for 18 and 45 yards. They were now up 13-7.
Ryan was able to score again on a one yard run. Peter Franssen’s PAT made the Wildcats lead by 1 going into halftime.
Franssen completed all four of his PAT’s.
The Wildcats kicked their game into gear throughout the second half only allowing Shorecrest to score one more time.
Both Ryan and Miller scored two touchdowns each in this half. Miller handled the ball 20 times for a total of 191 yards. He also hit hard for 5 tackles of his own.
Senior tight end Casey Ferguson also had 5 tackles. Ferguson added two points to the Wildcats score when he tackled the Scots quarterback for a safety.
The team had a total of 49 tackles. Junior middle linebacker Jon Laningham led with 11 tackles. Senior middle linebacker Nick Farrell was close behind with 8 of his own.
Farrell comments on their 7-0 record.
“It feels good to be undefeated, but I guess a little pressure gets put on us because people start expecting things. But we have to just keep taking it one game at a time and not let it get over our heads.”
This Wildcat win assures that we will host a home game for the first round of the playoffs. Oak Harbor is now ranked seventh in the state in the Wesco 3A League.
The Wildcat’s undefeated record will be put to test on OHHS’ homecoming game against Marysville Getchell (0-7) this Friday, Oct. 21.