The Woodland Wildcats improved to 2-0 on the season after downing the Osborne Cardinals 43-17 on Friday night.
Asa James got the scoring started for the Wildcats as he had touchdown runs of 10 yards and four yards on opening drives. Quarterback Johnathan Thomas was impressive for the Wildcats as well, as he added a 69 and 82 yards in the game as well as a big pass that set up the second touchdown drive for James. Osborne would cut into the lead with a 46-yard touchdown pass that was aided by a big kick return, but the Wildcats proved to be resilient. Thomas scored the first of his long touchdown runs to extend the lead to 20-7 before Osborne would kick a 37-yard field goal to end the first quarter.
In the second period, Eli Jernigan got in on the scoring action as he took the ball 12 yards into the end zone to give Woodland a 27-11 lead at the half. Woodlands offense appeared strong as it compiled 357 yards on 34 plays against the Cardinals, which, in comparison, had a mere 88 yards on 17 plays at the half.
Thomas and James then connected on a 45-yard touchdown pass with 7:42 left in the third period. Ben Agoruah scored on a 4-yard touchdown run to give Woodland a 35-17 lead. Thomas then had his 82-yard touchdown run in the fourth to give Woodland its 43-17 win.
The Wildcats are on a bye next week but will travel to North Springs on September 25th for a 7:30 PM kickoff.