The Woodland Wildcats moved to 3-0 on the season with a 50-9 rout over North Springs on Friday night.
Johnathan Thomas and Asa James connected on three, separate occasions for touchdown passes. Thomas found James for a 22-yard score just two-and-a-half minutes into the ballgame. Woodland added three on a 30-yard field goal from Christopher Sanchez just before North Springs’ Jordan Duggar would score on a 70-yard kickoff return.
Then Woodland laid on the gas as the Wildcats would score 34 straight points.
Thomas scored on a 4-yard rushing touchdown with just 32 seconds left in the first quarter, but that would not be the last Woodland score of the period. A fumble at the North Springs 15-yard line would be a scoop-and-score for Zach Good for another touchdown. A game that was separated by three was now suddenly separated by 17. Thomas then sprinted 82 yards into the end zone with 4:52 left in the half to extend the Woodland lead.
With under a minute left in the half and Woodland up by 24, many thought the Wildcats may take the lead into the half. Many were wrong.
Thomas found James for the second time for a 38-yard touchdown pass with three seconds left.
But wait. There is more.
On the ensuing kickoff, North Springs muffed the return. Thomas and James hooked up on a 27-yard touchdown pass for their third connection of the game to give Woodland a 44-7 lead at the half.
The third quarter began with a running clock. A bad snap on a Woodland punt resulted in a North Springs safety, but the damage had been done. Woodland’s Alejandro Mays scored on a 16-yard run in the third quarter to extend the Woodland lead even further.
Woodland will host Chamblee next Friday at 7:30. The game will be the Johnny’s New York Style Pizza Bartow County Game of the Week on bartowsportszone.com.