From Staff Reports
Host Rosewood took a 41-7 varsity football win over Hobbton on Friday night in the first Carolina 1-A Conference contest of the season for the Wildcats.
“The final score is not indicative of how we played,” said Hobbton coach Robert Hill. “Our effort and everything was much better this week than it was last week.
“That’s what we preach to them everyday at practice. Take nothing away for Smithfield–Selma, they beat us up pretty good. That’s not the team I’m used to coaching. We talked to them from Monday on about giving us more effort, and they did. They competed. We mad some mental mistakes that cost us. I’m proud of what they did tonight.”
Rosewood took the lead in the first four minutes but the extra point was blocked by Aaron Beasley.
Another defensive highlight, a fumble recovery by Charlie Cruz, gave the Wildcats possession at the Rosewood 20-yard line.
Hobbton capitalized with a scoring pass from Greyson Rogers to Will Simmons. Hobbton took a 7-6 lead on the conversion kick by Michael Escalera.
The Wildcat defense stopped the Eagles on the next possession but a fumble on the punt return led to the go-ahead score for the hosts.
Defensively, Daniel Britt had seven tackles for Hobbton. Thorn Bauser had five tackles. Rogers was in on four stops. Cruz had six tackles.
Greg Morrisey added five tackles and Simmons made DaCorris Morrison had 34 yards on offense.
The Wildcats host the Princeton Bulldogs on Friday night for homecoming.