In a rare mid-week performance on August 31 the Plano Wildcats JV football team didn’t disappoint fans as they dominated the Irving MacArthur Cardinals JV team in John Clark Stadium.
With Jr. QB #22 Corey Robertson leading the offense the Wildcats struck hard early, putting up 7 only 2:48 into the game with a receiving touchdown by Jr. WR #2 Corbin Whitehair and PAT by Jr. K #95 John Cummings.
Plano scored another 7 points with just 6 seconds left in the 1st quarter on another Robinson-to-Whitehair pass, Cummings PAT.
Wildcat scoring for the game capped with 5:19 remaining in the 2nd quarter when So. WR #27 Drew Grant pulled down a pass and took it to the end zone. The Cummings PAT was good, putting the Wildcats up 21-0 at the half. The Wildcats did not score in the second half.
On the other side of the ball the Wildcat JV defense carried over its aggressive play from last week’s game, holding the Cardinals scoreless until only 1:45 remained on the clock. We counted 6 sacks (unofficial), an interception by Jr. DB #12 Steven Cypert in the second half, and a blocked FG attempt, also by Cypert. We credit So. #7 Jordan Phillips with a hard tackle that forced a turnover late in the game.
Offensive highlights from the stands (unofficial)- QB #22 Robertson was 9 for 17 passing, with 1 Int . . . Receiving: #2 Whitehair 3 for 72 yards and 2 TD’s, #27 Grant 2 for 36 yards and 1 TD, Jr. WR #81 Bert McJunkin 2 for 36 yards, So. WR #11 Collin Carpenter 1 for 11 yards, Jr. WR #10 Tanner Garfat 1 for -2 yards . . . Rushing: So. RB #29 Dearion Johnson 9 carries for 49 yards, Jr. WR #46 Jamal Crayton 7 for 39 yards, QB #22 Robertson 2 for 15 yards, WR #2 Whitehair 1 for 10 . . . Kicking: #95 Cummings 3 PAT’s.
Defensive highlights from the stands (unofficial)- Sacks: Jr. DL #59 Evan Hainlin- 3, So. DL #64 Logen Kershaw- 1, So. DL #4 Billy Pearson- 1, and splitting a sack Jr. LB #25 Grant Sanders and So. LB #30 Myles Solsberry . . . Tackles for losses: So. LB #52 Zach Peters, #4 Pearson, Jr. DL #76 Cole Constein, Jr. DL #72 Garrett Beutel, #25 Sanders, #30 Solsberry . . . Pass break-ups: Jr. DL #79 Jonathon Coleman, #4 Pearson, #12 Cypert, Jr. LB #39 Evan Whiteside, Jr. DB #17 Aaron To, Fr. LB#26 Parker Meyers . . . Punting: #95 Cummings 2 for 31 yard average.
Odds & Ends: Plano JV averaged 8 yards per carry, 15 yards per catch . . . 6 penalties for 58 yards . . . the defense had gone 7 quarters (almost 77 minutes of actual play time) before yielding points to an opponent.