Wildcats start slow, roll over WashingtonPublished 6:00am Saturday, September 15, 2012
The Wildcats of Benjamin Russell got down 13-0 early in the game last night against region rival Booker T. Washington, but the Wildcats (3-0) kept their composure and went on to claim a 41-13 victory in their first road game of the season.
Washington threw a deep pass for a 50-yard touchdown to start he game off in dramatic fashion and a 7-0 lead.
The Wildcats looked to respond on their first drive of the game, but BRHS quarterback Bryant Horn was intercepted at the five yard line and returned 95 yards for a touchdown and a Washington 13-0 lead.
But good teams are measured based on how they responded in tough situations, and facing their first deficit of the 2012 season, the Wildcats responded.
Benjamin Russell went on to score on the very next drive and never looked back to put up 41 unanswered points and run away with the victory.
The Wildcats racked up 300 yards of total offense, and junior quarterback Bryant Horn threw for 69 yards in the air on 7-of-16 passing one week after the best performance of his three year career against Marbury.
The BRHS defense has now only allowed 26 points so far in the 2012 season, as head coach Danny Horn likes what he sees, but knows there are always adjustments to be made.
“I was really pleased with how the guys kept their poise during a tense situation tonight, that was really good to see,” said Horn, whose Wildcats are 3-0 for the second consecutive year.
“We made plays when we needed to and that was the difference in the game.”
Benjamin Russell now turns their attention to Valley High School next week on the road, in what will be the Wildcats’ first region test of the 2012 season.
“I thought the last week of practice was good, but it wasn’t good enough and we have to keep getting better.
“All in all, we’ve got to be more physical and more mentally focused to be where we want to be and especially when we are playing against some of the top opponents on our schedule that are coming up.
“Playing for four quarters and never letting up is going to be one of the keys for us from here on out.”
Benjamin Russell will now move on to next week and play Valley High School on the road, as the Rams are one of two other teams expected to vie for the Region title in 2012.
The teams are slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Rams Field in Fairfax, Ala.