The Woodland Wildcats (0-6, 0-4) dropped its fourth region contest with a 49-13 loss to the Hiram Hornets (4-2, 2-2) on Friday night.
Woodland again stumbled out of the gate, as it fumbled on its opening drive, which led to a Hiram touchdown eight plays later. The Hornets weren’t done as they scored on their second possession of the game when QB Nate Presnell scored a rushing touchdown to give Hiram a 14-0 lead early. After the initial jitters, Woodland seemed to regain some composure and traded several punts with Hiram.
With 1:38 left in the first half, Woodland was in the position to go in trailing by two scores, but the Hiram defense and some well-timed timeouts gave Hiram the ball with just over a minute left in the first half. Hiram scored with time expiring but was helped out with a 55-yard reception to set up inside the Woodland 4. At the half, the Wildcats found themselves down 21-0.
Hiram would score on its opening possession, but would fumble on its next drive. Woodland’s Titus Jones threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to give Woodland its first touchdown in three weeks and cut into the Hiram lead. The Hornets would not go quietly, as they would score 40 seconds later to stretch the lead to 35-7. Jones refused to go away as he would hit Cedric Lacy for 46-yards to give Woodland its second touchdown of the game and make it a 35-13 game, following the missed extra point.
Hiram would then put up 14 points before the game would end with Woodland losing 49-13.
The Wildcats will travel to Paulding County next Friday for a 7:30 kickoff.