Wildcats give Patriots first loss of the season

West prevails in annual Battle of Q Street against rival South


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South's Harris is tackled by James Conway and Trey Wilbeck for West

Hayden Cole, Staff Reporter

The Wildcats took on the second ranked Millard South Patriots on Friday, September 20th. Both teams came into this game ranked in the Top 5 in the state of Nebraska, with the Wildcats being ranked third. It was the Battle of Q Street, and it did not disappoint.

In a 25-14 win to keep their perfect record intact, the Wildcat defense was the key turning point in the hard fought matchup. The defense gave up only seven points in the second half, had a safety, and two interceptions against a South team that averages 46 points a game.

The Patriots took an early 7-0 lead with a 9 yard touchdown run by quarterback TJ Urban. The Wildcats fought back with with a 20 yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Tristan Gomes to tie the game 7-7. Later in the quarter, Millard West scored on a 1 yard run from Gomes to take the 14-7 lead for the Wildcats. Going into halftime the Wildcats hold on to the 14-7 lead.

Early in the third quarter, the Patriots respond with a screen pass to Isaiah Harris that went 47 yards to the house to tie the game up at 14 all. The Wildcats then score on a pitch from Gomes to senior Dan Sullivan for a 59 yard score to take the 20-14 lead. The extra point was missed though. But it would get made up with a field goal in the fourth quarter to seal the game for the Wildcats.

The Wildcat’s next opponent is the Bryan Bears in their Homecoming game. The Bears are coming off four straight losses as they are not having the greatest start to the year. It will be a battle of the winless and the undefeated.