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A number of factors have contributed to the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats problems this season. Injuries have sidelined several players, and last Thursday, Midway took advantage of the Bobcats problems and rolled to their fifth win of the year, 32-0.
The difference in the two teams was evident right from the start. Midway scored on three of their four first half possessions, and the Green Wave defense held the Bobcats to minus yardage in the half.
For the game, Midway racked up 178 yards rushing and had 32 more passing. Oliver Springs finished with four yards rushing and no yards passing.
Since his return from a broken wrist, Midway’s Jake Woody has been nearly unstoppable. Woody picked up 109 yards on only eight carries, but did not score a touchdown in the game. Woody played only the first half and sat after halftime to get ready for next week’s division game with Norwood.
After an exchange of punts to start the game, Midway used seven plays to drive 82 yards and score the game’s first points. Woody ran four times for 49 yards in the drive, while Drake Romines scored the TD on a one-yard run.
Skyan Lyle hit Dakota Narramore for the two-pointer to give Midway an 8-0 lead with 44 seconds left in the quarter.
Midway’s next drive lasted four plays and covered 47 yards.
Lyle ended the drive with a two-yard run, and he then hit Landon Davidson for the two-point conversion that made the score 16-0 with 4:24 left in the half.
After another Bobcat punt, Midway put together a seven-play, 61-yard drive that ended with Lyle connecting with Dakota Narramore for an 11-yard touchdown. Romines added the conversion to make the score 24-0 with 23 seconds left in the half.
Woody set up the score with a 38-yard run.
Midway added to their lead with an eight-play, 31-yard drive on their first possession of the second half.
Zane Moser scored the touchdown on a four-yard run. Dromines again added the conversion to make the score 32-0 lead with 1:34 left in the third quarter.