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Wildcats improve to 3-0 with win over Savannah High
Richmond Hill High School ran its record to 3-0 with a 35-6 win over Savannah High on Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. - photo by Julia Harison

The Wildcats improved to 3-0 with a 35-6 win over Savannah High on Friday night at Wildcat Stadium.

Richmond Hill High School received the opening kick-off, taking over on its own 31-yard line.

David Katzman took the ball down inside Savannah High’s 14-yard line after an impressive opening run of 55 yards on the first play from scrimmage.

Katzman then punched it in from the 2 to give the Wildcats the lead with 11:13 still left in the first quarter.

If scoring on the third play wasn’t impressive enough, the Wildcat defense continued to dominate opponents. On Savannah High’s opening possession, quarterback Jovante Spivey was greeted by Demetrius Williams on the first play with a 5-yard loss.

Williams went on to lead the defense and recorded two more sacks later in the game, bringing him to three on the night along with six solo tackles and three assists.

On the Wildcats’ second possession late in the first quarter, running back Michael Clark blazed pass defenders on a 46-yard touchdown run to give RHHS a 14-0 lead. Clark tacked on another long touchdown run to give him two scores on the night.

With 6:54 left in the second quarter, Richmond Hill defensive back Ian Chandler picked off a long pass to give possession back to the Wildcat offense. Nick Fitzgerald took over at quarterback and hooked up on a 35 yard pass to wide receiver Kevin Olsen for the touchdown giving the Wildcats a 21-0 lead.

Just before the end of the first half, senior standout Dominique Allen bulldozed his way through the goal line from inside the 5 to give RHHS a commanding 28-0 lead going into halftime.

Allen finished the night with 49 yards rushing on only six carries. Katzman finished the night with 89 yards on seven carries.

The Wildcat defense continued its impressive start despite giving up their first points of the season. Darius Brown and Ethan also had interceptions on the night, giving the Wildcats three. Zhane Roberts and Logan Ravita both had six solo tackles on the night.

The Wildcat players sported pink shoe laces in support of September’s numerous cancer awareness campaigns.

RHHS will have a bye week this weekend as they gear up for region 3-AAAAA play against Glynn Academy (2-1) at7:30 p.m on Sept. 28 at Wildcat Stadium.

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