Football / September 9, 2020 By Kasey McDowell

The Mulvane Middle School football teams hit the field last Thursday in the opening games of the season versus Winfield. Coach Beikman was pleased with the effort and outcomes as the Wildcats swept the Vikings in both games 28-8 (7th) and 20-14 (8th).

     1   2   3   4   Final
WMS  0   0   0   8    8
MMS  8  12   0   8   28

The Wildcats struck first in the 1st quarter with a 5 yard run by Jackson Hornaker (PAT Pass from Manny Myers to Reed Hackleman). Reed Hackleman hit Manny Myers for a nice 56 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Myers scored again on a 37 yard run to finish out the scoring in the first half as the Cats took a 20-0 lead into halftime.

The third quarter was a battle of the defenses as the quarter was scoreless. The Cats added the final touches to the score with a 49 yard TD run by KJ Schanz (PAT Jackson Hornacker run). The Vikings added a 4th quarter score but the Cats held on for the 28-8 win.

"The 7th-grade team got off to a great start and played well in all aspects of the game.  All parts of our offense were working well with great blocking, running the ball well, and a good passing game.  This was a great first game for this 7th-grade group and we will continue to look on ways to improve," said Coach Beikman.


     1  2  3  4  Final
WMS  8  6  0  0  14
MMS  8  6  6  0  20

The 8th-grade team scored in the first quarter with a nice 23 yard TD pass from Aiden Heckathorn to Brady Nelson (PAT Fisher Dye Run). Winfield added their own score in the first quarter. The Cats struck again in the second quarter with a 57-yard pass from Heckathorn to Fisher Dye (PAT fail). Winfield also scored and the teams went into halftime tied 14-14.

The Wildcats scored again in the third quarter with a long 58-yard pass from Heckathorn to Dye (PAT fail) and the Cats were able to hold on to a 20-14 victory.

"We started the first half inconsistent and often times hurting ourselves on offense.  We have to learn to be more disciplined on the field and a better sense of urgency when needed.  The boys rose to the occasion when needed and were able to get the win.  Often times the greatest week of improvement comes between week one and week two and we plan on working out the issues we had on week one," said Coach Beikman.

The Wildcats will host Ark City on Thursday, September 10th with the games starting at 5:00 PM.

Photo Creds: Greg Proctor Photos

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