By Joey Snowden
Corsicana Daily Sun
The Wortham Bulldogs ran into a high powered Cayuga Wildcat team tonight losing their second game of the year by a final score of 49-8 to move to 1-2 on the season. Cayugas' Keshawn Jackson and John Venable had over 100-yards each to pace the now 3-0 Wildcats.
Cayuga scored on it's first three possessions of the game. Cayuga Quarterback, John Vickery started the Wilcats scoring tonight on the first play of the game by hitting a streaking Colten Hearrell on a 65-yard TD strike to shock the Wortham fans at the 11:30 mark of the first. The snap for the PAT was botched leaving the score Cayuga 6, Wortham 0. Less than four minutes later Cayuga used their bruising running back John Venable to rumble 58-yards to pay-dirt scoring the second score of the game. A Vickery pass to Chris Wilson moved the score to 14-0 in favor of Cayugae with 7:57 still left in the first. After a quick 3 and out by Wortham, Cayugas' Keshawn Jackson jaunted into the endzone untouched from 35-yards out. Jayson Johnsons' kick split the uprights bringing the score 31-0. Cayuga would not look back after a Payton Wallace 16 run and a Johnson kick to end all first half scoring up 28-0 going into the half.
Wortham did hold Cayuga to only one score in the third period and it was a 55-yard Venable scamper. The Johnson PAT was good leaving Cayuga up by a score of 42-0. Wortham would sustain a fourth quarter drive with Witty Busby scoring on a 1-yard plunge with the game well out of hand. Busby then called his number for a perfectly executed swinging gate play for the two-point conversion.
For Wortham tonight Busby led Wortham with 16 carries for 67 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Angus Worcester, Skylar Jordan, and Blake Hudson all had standout performances.
Cayuga 49, Wortham 8
Cayuga 21 7 14 7- 49
Wortham 0 0 0 8- 8
C: Colten Hearrell 65 pass from John Vickery.(run fails)11:30
C: John Venable 58 run.(Chris Wilson pass from Vickery)7:57
C: Keshawn Jackson 35 run.(Jayson Johnson kick)5:58
C: Payton Wallace16 run.( Johnson kick)3:26
C: Jackson 1 run.(Johnson kick)4:50
C: Venable 55 run.(Johnson kick)0:02
W: Witty Busby 1 run.(Busby run)4:05
C: Venable 40 run.(Johnson kick)2:06
First downs 17 10
Rush-yards 31-385 35-90
Passing yards 89 51
C-A-I 4-12-0 6-17-1
Fumbles-lost 0-0 4-2
Punts-avg. 0 6-25.2
Penaltie-yards 9-80 3-21
Rushing-C: John Vickery 5-44, Keshawn Jackson 15-143, JohnVenable 5-147, Payton Wallace 2-18,Tate Watcha 2-15, Tristan Croft 2-18 :W Witty Busby 16-67, Dalton Donnahoe 6-14, Kenneth Freeman 11-8, SkylarJordan 1-2, James McLelland 1-(-2)
Passing- C:Vickery 4-12-0-89 W: Witty Busby 6-17-1-51
Receiving- C: Colten Hearrell 1-65, Wallace 1-3, Jordan 1-15, Jaylyn Wilson 1-6 W: Freeman 4-34, Jonathan Hughes 1-(-1), Daniel Trantham 2-17.