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RHHS beats Effingham County
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The Richmond Hill Wildcats kept the steamroller rolling in Friday’s 45-14 road win over the Effingham Rebels.

The Wildcats improved their overall record to 6-1 and are 3-0 in region play. In their last three games, the Wildcats have outscored their opponents 121-21, including one shutout.

The teams seems to be clicking in all three phases of the game; offense, defense and special teams.

 “We just keep on rolling. We had a good show. We had a good first half. We had a decent second half. We had a couple of mistakes that allowed them to score points," said Wildcat head coach Matt LeZotte.

"Our guys are playing really hard. We just can’t turn the ball over. I think the two turnovers tonight were the first of the year. You can't turn the ball over and beat good teams.

“We just played good tonight and were a lot better than them. The offense is mixing the ball up. We’re getting it out to a lot of different guys. The receivers and offensive line have down an outstanding job. It’s been an all-round effort.

“The defense has held them tough. We don’t let a lot of long runs or passes happen. We don’t give much ground and in the last three games it shows,”  LeZotte added.

The ‘Cats scored on the their first possession of the game when Jordan Clark hauled in a Tyler Coleman pass and took it to the house with just over five minutes gone in the game.

Less than two minutes later the ‘Cats Nuna Hunter ran the ball for touchdown and with time ticking down in the first quarter, Ashaud Roberson also ran for another touchdown, ending the first quarter with a 21-0 lead.

The second quarter started much as the first quarter ended as wide receiver Clark scored his second touchdown of the night on a 60-yard Tyler Coleman pass. But the first half scoring wasn’t finished as kicker Britton Williams dotted the I’s and crossed the T’s when he booted a 36-yard field goal, giving the Wildcats a solid 31-0 lead.

The third quarter started with a 80-yard scoring run by Evan Clark to increase the Wildcat lead to 38-0. A Rebel touchdown on a fumble in the third quarter cut the lead to 38-7.

A 4th quarter Charlie Tuttle 3-yard scoring run were the last points the Wildcats would put on the board, giving them a commanding 45-7 edge.

Kicker Britton Williams was perfect on the night, connecting on all six point after attempts and a 34-yard field goal.

A garbage time Rebel touchdown on an interception late in the 4th quarter ended the night’s scoring and sealed the Wildcat 45-14 win.

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