Lead by a strong defensive performance and run game the Tullahoma Wildcats shut out Montgomery Central 31-0 to pick up their second straight win thursday night in Cunningham.
After trading punts on their opening possession Tullahoma stuck first as Mason Bratcher hit Ethan Hargrove over the middle and Hargove out ran the Indian defense for a 92 yard score. The PAT from Grant Chadwhick was good giving the Cats a 7-0 midway through the first. That score held through the end of the quarter.
Jaxon Sheffield extended the lead to a pair of scores with a one yard touchdown in the 2nd. The Chadwhick PAT made it 14-0. The Cats had a chance to extend the lead with a 55 yard field goal attempt as time expired on the first half but the kick which had the distance went just wide right.
The Cats extended their lead in the second half with Sheffield’s second TD of the night in the third on a sweep from 5 yards out and a fourth quarter Chadwhick field goal. The scoring was capped with a Nathan Delaughter 3 yard rushing TD late in the 4th. With a running clock the rest of the way a pair of Montgomery Central hand offs ended the game giving Tullahoma heir first shutout of the year.
The win improves the wildcats to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in region play. They’ll host Lawrence County next Friday at Wilkins Stadium in another key region match up in the battle for the 4th playoff spot in 5-4A as both Tullahoma and Lawrence County will enter the game with a 2-3 region record.
Coverage next Friday on 93.9 The Duck, built by Twin Cedars Construction, begins with the Wildcat Countdown pregame show at 6:30 with kickoff to follow at 7:00.