Wildcats have strong showing in spring game

By Austin Bishop

The Winston County Journal


The Louisville Wildcats piled up 502 yards of total offense and gave up just six points on the way to a strong outing in spring football action on Friday night.


The ‘Cats took a 28-6 win over host Murrah at Newell Field in Jackson, jumping out to a 22-0 lead early in the second quarter.


“Overall I thought we looked good on offense and defense,” said LHS head coach M.C. Miller. “I think we have everything going in the right direction, we just need to fine tune a few things.”


One thing Miller was extremely pleased about during the spring workouts was the depth that was being formed.


“Normally we have a good team, but this time it looks like we are going to have some depth as well,” he said. “We can’t play but 11 at a time and we have a lot of seniors, but we are going to need to get these guys in the right rotation to keep everybody fresh and rested.”


Louisville will return to action on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. when the Wildcats take on West Point in jamboree action at Mississippi State University.


The Wildcats will open the regular season the next week when they travel to jackson to take on Jim Hill High School.


In last Friday’s spring game against Murrah, LHS showed the ball to move the ball both through the air and on the ground.


LHS took a 14-0 first-quarter lead when rising senior quarterback Wyatt Roberts hit Dalton Hudspeth with an 11-yard touchdown pass and then DeMarcus Brooks scored on a 2-yard run. Roberts hit Roderick Roberts with the two-point conversion pass.


Wyatt Roberts then scored on a 8-yard run, before passing to Brooks for the conversion to make ti 22-0. Murrah cut it to 22-6 at the half before Avonte Harris closed out the scoring with an 8-yard run in the fourth quarter.


Roberts hit on 17-of-28 passes for 338 yards, while rushing for 24 yards. Harris led the team in rushing with 78 yards on 12 carries, while Brooks rushed for 27 yards on eight attempts.

Dontae Jones had seven catches for a whopping 230 yards, while Hudspeth had three grabs for 54 yards.


Jeremy Sangster piled up 13 tackles to lead LHS defensive ely, while William Carter and Dylan Nicholson had six stops each. Anthony Gund had five tackles, including a pair of sacks.