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November 18, 2013

H.S. Football: Game Balls Special End of Season Edition

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PALESTINE —

Wilson finished the season with outstanding numbers for the running back position.

He finished with 275 carries in the season with 2,487 yards and 35 touchdowns. Wilson averaged 9.05 yards per carry throughout the season.

Senior linebacker Gaje Smock finished the season with 159 tackles, nine tackles for loss, four sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

McFarland, Jimmy Warren and the rest of the offensive linemen had a solid season as well as they fought to protect Wilson throughout the season, as well as their quarterback, Jordan Ives.

The Elks made a quick exit out of the playoffs after losing to Godley in the first round.

 

CAYUGA

 

The Cayuga Wildcats featured a strong running game this season.

After an 8-5 season for 2012, fans were left wondering how a team losing so many players would fare this season.

Well, they did better.

Keshawn Jackson led the rushing for the Wildcats as he averaged about three to four touchdowns a game.

Jackson, a junior, will be one of the leading forces for the young Wildcat squad.

A team with only six seniors to start the season should have another strong season ahead of them next season after going 8-2 for the 2013 season including the playoffs.

During the season, many thought Cayuga was going to go undefeated, and they would do so until a game against Italy.

Something happened to the Wildcats during that game that hadn’t happened all season thus far; the Wildcat running game was stuffed.

The 42-14 loss to Italy proved to be the only one the Wildcats suffered until the first round of the playoffs when De Leon sent the Wildcats home.

That loss to Italy got Cayuga back on the right foot, and they started scoring more and more as they finished the last two games with 67 and 66 points in the respective performances.

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