Jaguars stay undefeated with a 49-0 win over the Wildcats

The football team moves to 8-0 after a 49-0 win over the Washington High School Wildcats last Friday, Oct. 25

Nothing could stop the Jaguars last Friday, Oct. 25 as they dominated the Washington High School Wildcats 49-0, to improve to 8-0 on the season.

On the Jaguars second drive of the game, carries by senior running back Nick Wilson and senior quarterback Drew McGee gave the Jaguars the lead with a 25-yard touchdown run by Wilson to end the drive. The extra point by senior kicker Connor Mills was good, making the score 7-0 with 2:15 left in the first quarter.

The second quarter started off with a punt by the Wildcats, followed by a 28-yard run by McGee for a touchdown. The extra point by Mills was good, giving the Jaguars a 14-0 lead, with 10:47 left in the second quarter.

The Jaguars struck again only seconds later, with a 20-yard pick six by senior linebacker Micah Clarke. The extra point by Mills was good putting the score at 21-0, with 10:37 left in the half.

After a turnover on downs by the Wildcats, the Jaguars quickly found the end zone once again. A two-yard run by Clarke was good for a touchdown. An extra point by Mills followed, the Jaguars extending their lead to 28-0, with 2:08 remaining in the half.

The Mill Valley defense held the Wildcats to a punt, allowing the Jaguars to score once again. Three continuous carries led to a 20-yard run by McGee, good for a touchdown. The extra point was good once again by Mills, making the score 35-0 with 8:00 remaining in the third quarter.

The third quarter ended with a fumble recovery by senior linebacker Ryan Smith, which led to a three-yard touchdown run by junior Isaiah Young to start the fourth quarter. The kick was good by Mills, the Jaguars bringing the score to 42-0, with 11:35 left in the game.

The Jaguars weren’t done yet. Minutes later, a fumble recovery by junior Bryan Burnett was followed by a 19-yard run by sophomore Chase Midyett to end the drive with a touchdown. The extra point was once again good by Mills, making the final score 49-0, and securing the shutout by the Jaguars for the second week in a row.

Smith believes that the team needs to continue to improve to make it far in the postseason.

“We have to try to get better each day, and continue to improve,” Smith said.

Mill Valley will play for a chance at an undefeated regular season, and to be Kaw Valley League champions, this Friday, Nov. 1 against the Lansing High School Lions. Kickoff will be at Lansing at 7 p.m. A win will secure the Jaguars a spot in the state playoffs.

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