Louisville Wildcats build up district wins

By Ruthie Robison The Winston County Journal

The Louisville Wildcats added another Class 4A, Region 4, District 4 win after defeating the Caledonia Confederates last Friday night, 33-13.

Since the start of district play, the Wildcats have been an unstoppable force on the field.

The Confederates jumped on the board in the first quarter with a 40- yard field goal by Joshua Kugel. Caledonia had a 3-0 lead before entering the second quarter.

The Confederates struck again in the second quarter with a 12-yard run by Randy Randle. Kugel added the extra point and Caledonia increased their lead over Louisville, 10-0.

On the ensuing kickoff, Louisville answered back. Demarcus Brooks dashed 90 yards with the kickoff return for a Wildcat touchdown. Dalton Hudspeth added the extra point chipping away at the Confederate lead, 10-7. But Louisville was just getting started.

After forcing Caledonia to punt their next possession, the Wildcats began moving the ball down the field.

Quarterback Wyatt Roberts capped the 10-play drive with a 33-yard pass to Desmond Goss in the end zone.

Louisville gained the lead, 13-10, and would hold on to it during the rest of the game.

The Wildcats began scoring early in the third quarter when Roberts found Goss again this time with a 50-yard pass. Louisville had gained a 19-10 advantage over Caledonia.

However, Caledonia cut the Wildcat lead adding three points with a 46- yard field goal by Kugel. This would be the last time the Louisville defense would allow the Confederates to score.

Minutes later in the third quarter, Roberts connected with Dontae Jones on a 15-yard pass. Rodneal Smith received the pass for the extra two points increasing the Wildcat momentum, 27-13.

Louisville’s lead grew in the middle of the fourth quarter when Cass Love punched it in from the one-yard line scoring the final points for the Wildcats.

Louisville had a total of 422 offensive yards and held Caledonia with only 187 offensive yards during the game.

On the offensive side of the ball, Love led the rushing attack with eight carries for 43 yards with one touchdown. Travian Hudson followed with three carries for 25 yards.

Roberts was 19-29 through the air for 313 yards with three touchdowns.

Goss had nine receptions during the game for 208 yards with two touchdowns while Hudspeth had six receptions for 72 yards. Jones had three receptions for 30 yards with one touchdown.

On defense, Jeremy Sangster led with 16 stops and one sack. Jalon Sangster followed with eight stops. Channing Hughes also picked up a sack while Anthony Gund blocked a Confederate punt.

After three straight district wins, the Wildcats are looking ahead to their Thursday night showdown with the Noxubee County Tigers.

This will be Louisville’s biggest division challenge of the season.

The Tigers currently have a perfect record and are ranked with the top teams in the state.

The Thursday matchup will likely decide which team will take the top seed in the district.

Noxubee County (9-0, 3-0) recently defeated Houston, 40-13.

The Wildcats aim to put a blemish on the Tiger record.

Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. in Louisville.