Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

August 30, 2013

Wortham downs Hillsboro JV, 16-6

By Joey Snowden
Special to the Daily Sun

Wortham —

Behind 113 total yards of offense and two touchdown passes from Witty Busby, the Wortham Bulldogs got by a stingy Class 3A Hillsboro JV team to move to 1-0 on the season.

Wortham was originally scheduled to open with Texas Wind, which canceled earlier this week.

The Bulldogs scored first with 5:58 left in the first quarter when Busby tossed an 8-yard strike to Kenneth Freeman on a fade route in the end zone. After a Daniel Trantham run for two, the Bulldogs were up 8-0. The Wortham defense would shut down the Hillsboro offense for the rest of the half. The offenses put the ball on the turf a combined five times in the first half.

After the half, the Eagles came out and put the clamps on the Bulldogs. The Eagles marched down the field on a 10-play drive capped off by a 29-yard touchdown reception by Harrison Bailey from quarterback Fisher Woodard. The point after kick was blocked by Freeman, leaving the Bulldogs up by a score of 8-6. 

With 5:33 left in the game, Wortham got what ultimately decided the contest with a blocked 33-yard field goal by Steven Hutson. After a return for 15-yards to the Bulldogs own 40, Busby led the Bulldog offense on the game winning drive and tossed a 15-yard touchdown to Rudy Miller with just 2:54 left in the game. A Zach Jones two-point conversion pass to Jordan Lansford lifted Wortham to a 16-6 lead that they would not give up.

 

Wortham 16, Hillsboro JV 6

Hillsboro JV 0 0 6 0 — 6

Wortham 8 0 0 8 — 16

First Quarter

W — Kenneth Freeman 8 pass from Witty Busby (Daniel Trantham run), 5:59

Third Quarter 

H — Harrison Bailey 29 pass from Fisher Woodard (kick failed), n/a

Fourth Quarter

W — Rudy Miller 15 pass from Busby (Jordan Lansford pass from Zach Jones), 2:54

 

                            H     W 

First downs          9    11

Rush-yards    34-69   28-117

Passing yards     99   85

C-A-I               5-7-1   7-13-1

Fumbles-lost     4-2    3-2

Punts-avg.   2-22.2    2-33.5

Penalty-yards 4-50   1-15

 

Individual

Rushing — H: Jose Rodriquez 11-33, Fisher Woodard 11-19, Jarvin Valencia 3-16, DeBraylon Williams 3-1, Alfonso Estrada 2-(-2), Camry Garner 4-2. W: Witty Busby 8-29, Dalton Dunnahoe 17-48, Kenneth Freeman 3-40.

Passing — H: Estrada 1-1-0-30, Woodard 4-6-1-89. W: Witty Busby 5-7-1-74.

Receiving — H: Rodriguez 2-21, Williams 1-30, Camry Garner 1-19, Harrison Baily 1-29. W: Freeman 4-46, Rudy Miller 1-15, Jonathan Hughes 1-29, Dalton Donnahoe 1-(-5).