Cabot Junior High South had a once-in-a-lifetime type of game last week in a 42-7 win over Conway White.
The score at halftime just happened to also be 42-7 as the second half was played under the mercy rule.
“I’ve had a couple mercy rule wins before but always well into the fourth quarter,” said Cabot South coach Lee Melder. “I may never see another game like that again.”
Conway White began the game with the ball, but quickly turned it over as Braxton Burton came down with an interception. Jarrod Barnes scored on a 30-yard run soon after. The Panthers recovered an onside kick, then scored after a 20-yard run by Barnes and a 15-yard touchdown from Connor Daigle.
The Wampus Cats punted after three plays, then Austin Morse got in on the fun by breaking loose for a 74-yard touchdown run,giving the Panthers a 20-0 lead after the first quarter.
The Cats hit a big play for their first and only score early in the second quarter. it was all Cabot South after that, as Daigle took off for a 60-yard touchdown run on the following possession.
Conway took to the air again, only to have JJ Hawkins pick off the pass and return it 65 yards for another score. Dagle scored on a 38-yard run to finish off the scoring for the night.
“Conway turned it over four times in the first half and we were able to score after each one,” said Melder. “That’s one of those games you hope to have where you can takeot easy in the second half.”