The Woodland Wildcats ended their season with a loss to the Forsyth Central Bulldogs at the Wildcats’ senior night. Senior running back Shaun Diebel led the Bulldogs to a 36-10 victory as he ran for 172 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Woodland senior James Jarvis ran for 66 yards and scored the only touchdown for the Wildcats on a 24-yard rush in the first quarter with 6:18 left in the quarter. Senior kicker John Scifers also helped out by blasting a 47-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter. Freshman quarterback Titus Jones also pitched in by throwing for 30 yards and running for 36 yards.
“I am very proud of the seniors and happy for what they have done and the many obstacles they have overcome these last four years,” Woodland head coach Tony Plott said.
The Bulldogs were the first team to strike as they scored on a 13-yard rushing touchdown from Diebel in only three plays on their opening drive.
The Wildcats then answered back as James ran into the end zone on to tie the game 7-7 in the first quarter.
Woodland then managed to recover the kickoff but failed to capitalize as it turned the ball over on downs.
Forsyth Central then had its punt blocked by Woodland’s Zach Pitner and the ball was recovered by Gary Conrod. The drive ended for Woodland as Scifers missed a 35-yard field goal.
The Bulldogs would then take the game over as Cameron Daube found the end zone on a 34-yard carry to put the Bulldogs up by a score of 14-7. The next Bulldog score came from a 7-yard rush from Diebel. Forsyth Central was good on the two-point conversion to lead the Wildcats 22-7.
The margin was then narrowed as Scifers converted on a 47-yard field goal as the half ended on a score of 22-10.
Forsyth Central ended the game with two more touchdowns, coming from a 48-yard connection between Brad Thiltgen to Diebel and a 5-yard rush from Sabrian Howard.
“We played many young kids tonight and we were really impressed with how they handled themselves and how they played,” Plottt said. “Now it’s time to focus on the offseason and get these young kids ready. The future for Woodland football is looking bright.”
The Woodland Wildcats ended the season with a 1-9 record and the Forsyth Central Bulldogs end theirs 4-6.