The Paris Wildcats controlled the field Friday night against the Celina Bobcats with every part of the ‘Cats team scoring to give Paris the win, 54-14. From the very first play, Paris seemed to score even unintentionally. Whether it was a 60+ yard run, interception for a touchdown, or on special teams, the Wildcats owned and dominated every aspect of the game.
Keeping the Paris High stands on their feet much of the game, the ‘Cats put on an exciting show for all to witness. With a halftime score of 47-7, it was clear to see Paris had nothing to worry about in the second half.
With multiple end zone appearances, Zykius Jackson had two large-yardage runs which helped the Wildcats gain an early lead. With one of the best catches you could ask for from a wide receiver, Kentravious Johnson pulled in a one-handed snag to further the Wildcats lead. As if that was not enough, the Paris defense took it to another level thanks to Jaylen Henderson’s pick six which finalized the win for Paris.
This game showed the ‘Cats are a force to be reckoned with as they continue their winning streak and move to second place in the district with a record of 3-0.
Head Coach Steven Hohenberger remarked on how special this team was with the ability to make big plays. “We don’t talk about being a football player, basketball player, baseball player, soccer player. We just talk about being players and learning to compete. It’s easy to coach when you have great players.”
Hohenberger stated: “We are still a work in progress and are going to have to continue to improve to play the people we play.”
The Wildcats have proven that rankings have no effect on them this season and are not worried about next week’s highly ranked opponent, Argyle; instead they focus on who is underneath the helmet.