Cards defeat Wildcats, travel to Stafford Friday
The Bridge City Cardinals improved to 3-1 after a dominating game against the Kirbyville Wildcats, beating them 55-12. Bridge City will be traveling to Stafford for their last non-district game Friday night.
The Cardinals put up 420 total yards of offense, 273 on the ground and 147 yards through the air. As the offense put on a show, the best thing about the game was that we did not have to listen to that Kirbyville train horn more than a couple of times. Thank you defense!
It took the Cardinals only 1:57 to get on the board. Matt Menard hit Cameron Dishon on a 54 yard TD pass, and Daniel Faulk point after made it 7-0. After a big tackle from Hunter Wools, forcing the Wildcats to punt, Bridge City took over and manufactured an 80 yards drive for their second score of the first quarter. Menard took on most of the load with three big runs; a 31 yard run, a 14 yard run, and a 30 yards TD run. Faulk added his second point after, after the Cards second TD with 4:38 left in the first quarter.
The Redbirds were not finished in the first quarter yet. Dylan Sams jumped on a Kirbyville fumble to give the Card?s good field position for their third series of the quarter. With 4:18 still left in the first quarter, Dishon took a hand off for what look like an end around, but stepped back and hit a wide open Tyler Roberts for a 39 yard TD strike. Faulk?s extra point brought our first quarter score to 21-0.
The first series in the second quarter, the Cardinals put a 69 yard scoring drive together. Menard picked up a first down on 3 & 11 by racing 27 yards. Mitchel Hubbard collected a pass interference call on a pass that placed the ball at the 32 yard line. Then Menard hit Tanner Cervenka on a pass. Cervenka had a nice run after the catch to get into the end zone. The PAT brought the score to 28-0, with 9:40 left in the half. After just hearing the horn at the start of the game, Kirbyville finally got to sound it again with 1:57 left in the half, the Wildcats scored on a one yard run, but missed the extra point. The teams headed to the locker room with the Cardinals ahead 28-6.
Kirbyville received the second half kickoff and started their opening dive at the Cardinals 48 yard line. Adrian Schubarth snatched a Wildcat pass and tried to get into the end zone, but came up just one yard short. Hunter Clark took care of it for Schubarth with a one yard power run. With only 1:09 ticking off the clock the Cardinals upped their led to 35-6, after Faulk added his point. Bridge City made it 41-6 after a big sac from Dylan Sams, forcing the Wildcats to punt. Roberts had a nice return, bringing the ball to the Kirbyville 26 yard line. Menard added a 21 yard run, then Dishon took the snap and scored on a five yard run. The point after failed.
Ashton Hunter scored the first TD in the fourth quarter on a 12 yard run. With 9:54 left in the game, Faulk?s point after brought the score to 48-6. The Wildcats used their horn for the last time with 5:16 left in the game with an eight yard pass. The try for two was no good because of an interception by Cervenka. Ashton Hunter scored the last points of the game, with another run, this time 13 yards for the TD. With Faulk?s point after, the game ended with the final score of 55-12.
Menard had another big night, with 134 yards rushing and 104 yards passing. Hunter Clark had 62 yards rushing on 11 carries, and Ashton Hunter had 50 yards rushing on six carries. Faulk put in some time at QB having 19 yards rushing on one carry, and he threw for four yards.. Dishon threw one pass for 39 yards, had eight yards on three rushed, and also led in receiving yards with 54. Roberts had two catches for 47 yards, Cervanka had two catches for 39 yards, and Dalton Dishon had two catches for 7 yards.
Come on out and support our Cardinals against Stafford. Once again the Cheerleaders kept us going and what did you think about the Bridge City band trumpets players? That was crazy! ?and how about those STRUTTERS?