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Wolves blast Panthers, 40-6

By Staff, 09/21/18 9:36 PM

FOUKE – Prescott came within two minutes of pitching a shutout against the Fouke Panthers Friday night, but ended up with a 40-6 win.

This puts the Wolves at 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in 5AAA conference.

The game wasn’t close. Prescott put up 20 points in the first half, missing a chance to enter the second half with the mercy rule in effect by fumbling the ball away once in the second quarter and turning it over on downs right before half. The Wolves put up another 20 in the third quarter, the first 12 in the opening minute of the period.

The game began with Prescott winning the toss and deferring until the second half. The opening kick went into the end zone for a touchback giving Fouke the ball on its 20.

The Panthers managed to cross midfield to the Prescott 49, but ended up punting out of bounds at the Wolf 29. At no time in the game did Fouke attempt to punt the ball to a Prescott receiver.

The Wolves needed two plays to score. Ryan Johnson connected with Jacobi Nolen to the 36 on first down. Alex George finished the drive with a 64-yard run on the next play. The point after was no good, but Prescott led 6-0 and never looked back as the Wolves dominated both sides of the ball.

Prescott tried an onside kick only to have the ball go out of bounds at the Wolf 44. The Panthers lost a yard on three plays and punted to the Wolf 25 with 4:24 left in the first.

Johnson connected with Cameron Cox for what appeared to be a 75-yard touchdown, only to see the play nullified with a holding call. Of the five flags in the game, four were against the Wolves. The call moved the ball to the Prescott 21. It took 11 plays for Prescott to cover 89 yards, with Johnson finding Keonte Franklin for a 28-yard touchdown. The extra point was good, making it 13-0 with 53 seconds left in the first.

The kick was returned to the 27 with Fouke completing a pass to the 34 to end the frame.

The Panthers managed to get to the 46 before punting the ball away again, this time to the Prescott 23.

Four plays later Johnson hit Cox again, this time for a 31-yard touchdown. The PAT made it 20-0 with 7:48 left in the half, and ended scoring.

It was three and out for the Panthers with Prescott taking over at its 30. The Wolves drove to the Panther 15 before coughing the ball up at the 14 with 2:24 showing;

Again it was three and out for Fouke, with the punt going out of bounds at the Prescott 43 with 1:27 to go.

Prescott drove to the Panther 14 where the drive stalled. The Wolves lined up for a 32-yard field goal attempt, but a high snap doomed the play and gave the Panthers the ball on downs at the 15.

Fouke managed to run two plays, getting to the Panther 33 as time expired in the half.

The Wolves got the ball to start the second half. Fouke tried an onside kickĀ  only to see Trey Rucker fall on the ball at the Prescott 48.

Derrium Thompson took the handoff from Johnson and sprinted 52 yards for six. The Wolves lined up for an extra point, but attempted a two-point conversion that failed. This left the score 26-0 with 11:47 in the third.

The ensuing kick was returned to the 30 where it was fumbled with Prescott recovering. Three plays later Nolen went in from 11 yards out to make it 32-0. The PAT made it 33-0 with 11:00 to go in the third.

Fouke took over at its 38, and made it to the Prescott 44 before turning the ball over on downs with 7:40 to go.

Johnson hit Kylin Haynie, who made it to the Panther 28. The next play saw Johnson find Cox for the Wolves’ final touchdown of the game. The PAT made it 40-0 and invoked the mercy rule with 7:21 left.

The kick rolled near the Fouke end zone, but didn’t cross the line. The Panthers managed to return it to the five, but it was three and out with the punt going out at the Prescott 43.

The Wolves drove to the Panther 14 as the third came to an end, and made it to the five before turning the ball over on downs. At this time, though, Prescott had substituted an entirely different team.

The Panthers drove 95-yards against the subs, needing nine plays. The touchdown came on a six yard run. The PAT was blocked leaving the score 40-6.

Prescott returned the kick to the 45, ran one play and left the field as time ran out.

The Wolves will be on the road again next Friday night as Prescott makes the trip to Bismarck for a date with the Lions. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.