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Wolves cruise to 61-6 win over Fouke

By Staff, 10/2/20 9:08 PM

FOUKE – Prescott made short work of the Fouke Panthers Friday night posting a 61-6 win.

This was Prescott’s first conference game of the season as the Horatio game last week was cancelled because of concerns over the corona virus.

It was Prescott’s third game of the season and Fouke’s second. The Wolves looked smooth while the Panthers were ragged, though much of that was due to Prescott simply being the superior team.

The game ended in the first quarter as the Wolves literally scored at will. Prescott took a short opening kick at its 37 and saw Jacobi Nolen connect with Jeffery Williams for six on the first play of the game. Luis Rabadan did something unusual as he missed the extra point. Still, with 11:51 showing, the Wolves were up 6-0.

Fouke’s offense could do nothing against Prescott’s defense throughout the first half, even when the Wolves substituted heavily starting in the second quarter. Prescott defenders spent as much time in the Fouke backfield as Panther backs.

Prescott put 54 points on the board in the first half, scoring on almost every offensive possession, The Wolves failed to score on only one possession late in the second quarter on a fourth down play. However, a Fouke pass was picked off by Armani Tidwell and returned for a 41-yard touchdown.

Fouke had one first down in the first half, that coming on a penalty against the Wolves.

On its first possession, Fouke started at its 20 and went backwards, punting three plays later with the ball fielded by Jacaylon Zachery at the Prescott 49 and returned to the Panther 43.

Jaylen Hopson took the handoff from Nolen, found a seam down the sideline and made it to the two before being knocked out of bounds. Alex George capped the drive with a two-yard plunge. The point after was no good, but the Wolves were up 12-0 with 10:13 left in the first.

Fouke started at its 20 again, ran three plays and punted to the Prescott 35.

The Wolves worked on the ground game, running 10 plays, with the score coming on an 11-yard run by George. This time the PAT was good and Prescott was up 19-0.

The Panthers managed a decent kickoff return, only to see it nullified by a holding penalty. Instead of setting up shop at the 36, Found started from its 10.

Fouke made it to the 15 on two plays before a tipped ball was picked off by Nolen who ran it in for six – only to have it called back for a holding penalty against the Wolves.

Starting at the Panther 22, the Wolves needed two plays to score for the fourth time in the period. Nolen hit Zachery to the 10 on first down, then connected with Caleb Harris for the touchdown. The PAT made it 26-0 with 4:20 to go.

Fouke again started at its 20, ran three plays and punted to the Prescott 47.

Once again, the Wolves only needed two plays to get the job done. George gained 12 to the 35 on first down before Hopson took it the rest of the way. The PAT made it 33-0 with 3:08 on the clock.

Fouke began at its 24, and with the help of a roughing the passer call, made it to the 43. Eventually, the Panthers made it to midfield as the quarter ended. Facing a fourth and four to open the second, Fouke went for it, unsuccessfully and gave the Wolves the ball at the 50.

Nolen broke free to the Panther 20 on the first play, with Hopson finishing the drive on the second one. The extra point made it 40-0 with 11:11 left in the half.

The kick was returned to the Panther 17 with the Wolves putting in a new defense. It didn’t matter as the substitutes stuffed Fouke, forcing a punt three plays later. The kick rolled to the Prescott 46.

The first string offense remained in the game for the Wolves and scored on five plays. The touchdown came on a 28-yard pass from Nolen to Zachery with 7:08 showing. The PAT made it 47-0.

Starting at its 25, it was three and out for the Panthers with the punt taking a Prescott bounce back to the Fouke 48 where it was downed.

The Wolves began substituting heavily on offense with Branen Bradley picking up 15 on first down, adding another yard on the next play. Williams took over under center and was sacked on his first play as quarterback. This put the Wolves back at the 41. Prescott made it to the 29 before turning the ball over on downs.

It was irrelevant as Tidwell picked off the next pass attempt, returning it for six. The PAT put the Wolves up 54-0 with 2:07 to go.

Fouke began at its 22, ran three plays gaining three yards and punted to the Prescott 45 with seven seconds left in the half.

Bradley was dropped for a loss as the first half came to an end.

The remainder of the game was played with the mercy rule in effect.

The Panthers got the ball to start the third period, returning the kick to the 20. Prescott basically cleared the bench to get as many as possible some playing time.

Fouke managed to march 80 yards in 11 plays and score on a five-yard run against second and third team players. The extra point was no good, leaving the score 54-6.

Jaylen Young fielded the ensuing kick at the 11 and returned it midfield. Bayliss Price carried twice to the 43 as the quarter came to an end.

The final 12 minutes saw the Wolves march downfield, ending the drive with Jacob Jackson going in from five yards out. The PAT ended scoring at 61-6.

Fouke returned the kick to the 32 and drove to the Prescott 25 as time expired.

Prescott will be on the road again next week as the Wolves travel to Centerpoint for a date with the Knights. The Wolves are 3-0 on the season overall and 1-0 in league play.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.