Wolves dominate Dragons, 55-20

By John Miller, 09/30/22 9:37 PM

PRESCOTT – It was a perfect night for football, weather-wise, for the Curley Wolves, not so much for the Junction City Dragons as Prescott posted a 55-20 win to remain undefeated.

From opening kick it was no contest. The game was slowed early on because of penalties, eight in the first quarter, and officials dealing with equipment problems the Dragons seemed to be having. The temperature at kickoff was 75 degrees, falling throughout the game.

The Wolves are now 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in conference play. Prescott will be home again Friday night when the Wolves host the Fouke Panthers. This will be homecoming for the Wolves, with homecoming festivities scheduled to start at 6:10 p.m.

Prescott put 35 points on the board in the first quarter, and added 14 more in the second to ice the game. Prescott literally scored on every offensive possession of the half.


Prescott took the opening kick, fielded by P.J. Gulley, at the 28, to the house. The Wolves were on the board before fans had time to get settled in their seats. The point after made it 7-0 with 11:48 left in the first period.

The Dragons returned the kick to the 31, lost a yard on first down and saw a pass attempt picked off by Rashawn Bell at the Wolf 42. The pick was returned to the Dragon 44.

Laundry began falling fast and furious as Prescott was hit with a false start call on first down before Carston Poole hit Eric Grigsby  with a pass to the 23. Prescott was again nailed for a false start. Travion Dickens lost nine yards on the next play, but another flag moved the ball to the 18 as Junction City was called for a horse collar tackle. Poole rambled to the four with Dickens going in for the score. With 9:32 left, the PAT made it 14-0.

Junction City returned the kick to the 25, and got 15 added as Prescott was called on a facemask penalty. The Dragons began moving the ball, getting to the Prescott 48 on three plays. The Wolf defense fell asleep allowing the Dragon quarterback to escape a tackle and race to the five. A pass on the next play cut Prescott’s lead to 14-7 as the extra point was good with 7:22 showing.

Gulley returned the ensuing kick to the 40, only to see the Wolves go backwards on a holding call. Prescott set up shop at its 30. It didn’t matter as the Wolves scored two plays later when Poole connected with D’Wayne White on a 29-yard scoring pass. The PAT made it 21-7 with 5:59 to go.

The Dragons were unable to mount much of an offensive attack in the opening frame, while Prescott scored two more times. The fourth score came on a one-yard run by Dickens, while the fifth touchdown came on a 43-yard pass from Poole to Gulley with 23 seconds left. The first quarter took 45 minutes to complete.

The same couldn’t be said for the second period. Junction City had the ball on the Dragon 23, managed to get to the 40 and punted to the Prescott 29.

Three plays later Dickens hit pay dirt again,scoring on a 44-yard run. The PAT made it 42-7 and it was obvious the mercy rule would be in effect when the second half began.

Prescott pretty much kept the ball during the second quarter, though the Dragons managed two possessions and were forced to punt on both of them.

The second Dragon punt saw the Wolves start at the Prescott 40, run eight plays to chew up the clock and score on an 11-yard run by Eric Grigsby. The PAT made it 49-7 with 2:07 left in the half.

The final 24 minutes began with Prescott substituting heavily and Junction City starting at its 34. The Dragons managed to score on two plays, with the touchdown coming on a 64-yard pass. The PAT was no good, leaving the score 49-13.

For the second time of the night, the Wolves returned a kick for a touchdown. This time it was a 62-yard run back by Decari Prater. The PAT was wide, leaving the score 55-13.

Junction City began at its 31 and got to the Prescott 27 as the third came to an end. Two plays into the final period, the Dragons scored on a 23-yard pass. The PAT made it 55-20 with 10:25 left in the game.

The ensuing kick went out of bounds, giving Prescott the ball at its 35. The Wolves milked the clock, running 14 plays to end the game.

Next week is homecoming for the Wolves as Prescott hosts the Fouke Panthers. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., but homecoming festivities will begin at 6:10. The homecoming parade will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, going from the City Park to Central Baptist Church.