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Cats lose tough one at Aucilla

Munroe took a highly rated Aucilla Christian football team to task in Jefferson County last Friday night before losing 25- 14 in the annual I-10 rivalry game.

The Bobcats scored first in the contest when Stephen Burdick tackled a Warrior runner in the end zone giving Munroe a safety.

C.J. McMillan then returned the ensuing kickoff for 73 yards and a touchdown putting the Bobcats up 8-0.

Aucilla then scored the next four touchdowns over a three and a half quarter span to lead 25-6.

Brady Browning scored one of those touchdowns and hit a pass Ryan Jackson for another one. Blake Wirick ran in the other two.

Munroe got the last score of the game when Xavier Gray ran in a touchdown from two yards out.

“I felt like we stay in the game against a very tough and experienced team.” Said Bobcat coach Joe Gaddy. “We started three sophomores, a freshman, and an eight-grader on the offensive line, and I thought we hung in there well.” Gaddy continued. “Our goal is two get one percent better ever game.” “I think we surpassed that Friday night.”

Gray who passed for 91 yards and ran for 47 led the offense while several players had good defensive games.

Hugo Baroody, who has been banged up, got to recover some during last week’s off week, was in on 10 tackles, three of cthem for losses, including a sack.

Michael Starling collected seven tackles and recovered a fumble, and Burdick and Ron Dickey play a solid defensive middle for Munroe helping the Bobcats bottle up the Warriors up the middle trademark game.

“We still have lots of room to improve.” said Gaddy. “But we’re trending up and getting better.”

The 1-4 Cats will host Petuala Charter out of Georgia Friday night at Corry Field. Game time is 7 PM.

By Joe Ferolito