The Woodland Wildcats snapped a two-game losing streak on Friday night with a 21-10 victory over the Hiram Hornets at home. The Wildcats also improved to 2-2 in region play.
Hiram got on the board first with a 26-yard field goal following a stalled Woodland drive. On its next possession, however, Woodland would score on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Brody Williams to Zach Pitner to give the hometown Wildcats a 6-3 lead. Instead of kicking the extra point, Williams would again connect with Pitner on a swinging gate play to give Woodland an 8-3 lead.
The Hornets would not go quietly, as quarterback Nate Presnell would connect with Justin Creighton to cap a 69-yard drive and give the Hornets a 10-8 lead with just over a minute left in the first half.
Entering the third quarter, Hiram received the ball first but fumbled it on the opening drive. Woodland was unable to turn that turnover into points and Hiram would receive the ball back without much damage. But the damage was coming.
Titus Jones returned a punt 69 yards to set Woodland up 1st and Goal at the 3-yard line. On second down, Demarcus Williams would hit pay dirt to give Woodland a 14-10 lead, but the 2-point conversion would be unsuccessful.
The Wildcats weren’t done as Brody Williams would again connect with Zack Pitner for a touchdown. Following the PAT, Woodland would grab a 21-10 lead with just over seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, which would be the eventual final score.
Woodland will be in action next week when it hosts Paulding County at 7:30.