DV Football falls to Concord

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DV Football falls to Concord

Senior running back Jack Varni rushes for the first down against Concord.

Senior running back Jack Varni rushes for the first down against Concord.

Helana Gendy

Senior running back Jack Varni rushes for the first down against Concord.

Helana Gendy

Helana Gendy

Senior running back Jack Varni rushes for the first down against Concord.

Sneha Cheenath, Sports Editor

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The Wildcats lost their first game of the season against Concord, with a final score of 14-0.

The first quarter began with Concord powering to the 40-yard line. Through a multitude of plays, Concord got to 20 yards. Then, senior running back Jack Varni was able to seize the ball, and moved Concord back to the 30-yard line. Eventually, the ball settled at 40 yards, and neither team moved very far for the remainder of the quarter.

In the second quarter, DV was able to run the ball to just 15 yards away from the end zone. But Concord was able to complete a pass, which brought them back to 40 yards. The ball went back and forth between both teams, but eventually Concord ran into the endzone and kicked the extra point, taking the lead 7-0. Before the quarter ended, DV attempted a touchdown pass, but it was incomplete.

Concord got their second touchdown in the third quarter quickly by having an excellent runner get to the other end of the field. From ten yards away, Concord scored a touchdown, spawning another extra point, increasing their lead 14-0.

In the fourth quarter, both teams were in gridlock at the 50 yard line, but junior quarterback Aaron Miller was able to run it all the way to the 15-yard line. Dougherty’s excellent defense can be explained by practice and a good grasp of the game.

Coach Tim Conrad commented, “We have some really smart and aggressive players that truly understand the game and how to take on their opponents.”

However, the Wildcats were unable to get past Concord’s defense, and the game ended at a final score of 14-0.