Wildcats Crush Giants In 56-16 Homecoming Win

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Jonathan Schwab
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Friday, Oct. 18 – Dominating from the start, the Rockbridge County High School football team captured a 56-16 win in its homecoming game against Valley District foe Waynesboro on Friday night in Lexington.

The Wildcats (5-2 overall, 1-1 district) stormed to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter, as  Bret McClung rushed for two touchdowns and Gage Shafer ran for one. RC scored four TDs in the second quarter to take a 49-0 lead into halftime, as Miller Jay made TD passes to Jailik Lynch and Luke Mayr, and Shafer and Elijah Poindexter each ran for a TD.

During the halftime festivities, Seth Bogar was crowned as RC’s homecoming king, and Jada Beck was crowned as queen.

RC rested its starters for most of the second half, giving some junior varsity players experience, and the Little Giants (0-7, 0-2) managed to score a couple of touchdowns. Jose Ruiz ran for a 3-yard TD to get Waynesboro on the scoreboard with 4:37 left in the game, and quarterback Adam Jackson ran for a two-point conversion to cut RC’s lead to 49-8.

With just over three minutes left, RC freshman Andreas Poindexter scored his first varsity TD on a 30-yard run. Waynesboro scored the final points of the game when Ruiz made a 2-yard run to end zone with 3.6 seconds left, and Skylar Carson ran for a two-point conversion.

RC kicker Daniel Cunningham made all eight of his extra point attempts.

The Wildcats also got an excellent effort from their defense, with multiple sacks and tackles for losses.

RC will continue district action next Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Broadway.

For the full story, photos and stats from Friday’s game, with a prediction for next week, please see our Oct. 16 newspaper.

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