A strong Plano Wildcats JV season ended last evening on a down note with a 20-42 loss to the Allen Eagles JV on Plano’s home turf in John Clark Stadium. The Eagles JV spoiled the JV Wildcats attempt for an undefeated record against district opponents this season.
Nonetheless, the JV Wildcats ended the 2012 season 4-1 in district play, and 7-3 overall.
The final game started with a Wildcats kickoff. With ball in hand, the Eagles first possession lasted 7 1/2 minutes, finally ending with a pass for a TD and PAT. The 1st quarter ended 7-0 Eagles with Plano driving on offense.
Plano’s offensive response came just a minute into the 2nd quarter with a rushing TD by #3 Brandon Stephens and PAT by #96 Colton Gier. Allen countered three minutes later with a rushing TD of their own, going up 14-7. The half ended with an Allen interception on the goal line that saved them from a Plano TD. At the half it was Allen 14, Plano 7.
The 3rd quarter saw a flurry of scoring activity. Allen struck first with a rushing TD with 6:17 left in the quarter, and again at the 3;15 mark, putting them up 28-7. Plano completed their own rushing drive for a TD, this time with # 39 Connor Welch taking the ball across the goal line. With just under two minutes left in the quarter Plano had narrowed the gap to 28-14, but Allen responded with an offensive blitz that resulted with another 7 points on the scoreboard for them with just 14 seconds on the clock for the quarter.
A minute and a half into the 4th quarter #39 Welch took the ball across the goal line again for the Wildcats, but the Eagles penetrating special teams blocked an otherwise good PAT kick, leaving Plano down 35-20. Allen closed the quarter with another rushing TD at the 1:14 mark, and despite a spirited one-minute offensive drill lead by #22 Jonathon Lara the game ended without additional scoring. Final – Plano JV 20, Allen JV 42.
We’re advised by Eagles JV coach Brandon Stewart that with this win the JV Eagles end their season 5-0 in the district and 9-1 overall.
Unofficial Offensive Stats: Passing – #22 Lara 9 for 18 for 176yds and 1 INT, (passing stats error for #27 Matt Keys – sorry. Ed.); Receiving – #42 Colby Cantu 2 catches for 46yds, #6 Matt Kirchner 3 for 37yds, #14 Sam Gable 1 for 37yds, #3 Stephens 1 for 35yds, #2 Christian Klein 1 for 20yds, #12 Neema Behbahani 1 for 1; Rushing – #3 Stephens 14 carries for 100yds and 1 TD, #39 Welch 6 for 32yds and 2 TDs, #25 Marquis Hodge 1 for 22yds, #36 Yannick Bongo 3 for 3yds, #22 Lara 5 for zero yds; Kicking- #96 Gier 2 of 3 PATs.
Unofficial Defensive Stats: Sacks - one by #21 Ryan Grambow; Pass Break-ups – two by #2 Klein; Tackles For Loss – one by #50 Jake Eckeberger; Tackles – #21 Grambow (11), #50 Eckeberger (7), #12 Behbahani (4), #39 Welch (4), #2 Klein (4), #9 Colton Pusateri (4), #46 Darryl Thompson (3), #25 Hodge (3), #56 Lior Vansteenkiste (2), #52 Austin Pugh (2), #89 Anthony Oliver (2), the following each had one tackle – #43 Tucker Pollacia, #8 Wykeel Wiley, #10 Jason Lee, #29 Tomas Venegas, #3 Stephens, #42 Cantu, #33 Tyler Propes.
Odds & Ends: Plano: had 176yds passing and 157yds rushing; 5 penalties for 37yds.