Bobcats romp past Wildcats in 6-man opener 86-40
By Tim McGrath BCC Sports Writer
The Medina Bobcats served notice to 6-man football opponents of the future that they come ready to play on Friday nights with a dominating 86-40 victory in their season opener. The Cats swept over the New Braunfels Christian Academy Wildcats on Friday, August 29, in Medina.
The Bobcats' explosive offense was led by senior fullback Ryan Little, who tore through the Wildcat defense for 262 yards rushing and five touchdowns while senior quarterback Ben Dabney threw for five touchdowns in his first game at the quarterback position. Dabney finished the night 10 of 14 passing for 125 yards and five TDs.
Bobcat senior wide receivers Jacob Lindstrom and Logan Lestourgeon combined for another five touchdowns as Lindstrom finished with 4 catches for 50 yards and three touchdowns while Lestourgeon gathered in three passes for 57 yards and two touchdowns.
Little led the rushing attack with 262 yards and five TDs on just eight carries while junior running back Jason Ross added 118 yards and two TDs on five runs. Bobcat junior center Angel Torres caught one pass for 10 yards while sophomore Alex Medina had one catch for 3 yards for the Bobcats.
Bobcat defense stuffed the Wildcats for most of the contest and scored a touchdown of their own when junior Colton Arnold intercepted a pass and ran it back 60 yards for a Medina touchdown. Lindstrom and Lestourgeon also came up with interceptions to aid the Bobcat defensive efforts.
Bobcat Head Coach Mark Coley had a tough time hiding his excitement when talking about the Bobcat victory. "It was a great first effort for sure and the excitement kept building any time we scored. Such great effort and excitement gives us something to build on. We'll get back to work on Monday," Coley said.
Coley also had some complimentary remarks about his new, first year quarterback. "Ben is getting better every day. He is performing well throwing the ball and leading the team. He is also very intelligent and is learning the small things about the quarterback position each day," Coley explained.
Dabney, at 6'3" and 245 pounds, promises to give opponents a hard time as the season progresses. The Bobcats are home again this Friday, Sept. 5 for a matchup against San Antonio Atonement Academy. Gametime at Bobcat Stadium is at 7:30 pm.