After taking a break from conference play last week, the Forestview Jaguars resumed conference play as they hosted North Gaston on Homecoming Night. The Jaguars and the Wildcats were looking for their first conference of the year. At the end of the night, it would be the Jaguars (3-4)(1-2) that would leave with the 46-22 conference win.
The Jaguars would start things off with a 29 yard field goal from Holt Cloninger. Jacob Ash would add to that with a 16-yard run for a touchdown (PAT good) and Jake Lee would connect with Trey Bolch for a 14-yard touchdown pass (PAT good) and it was 17-0 off the bat.
The Wildcats would respond in the second quarter after Kareem Kennedy picked off a Jake Lee pass and returned it deep into Jaguar territory. Donterrio Chambers got the Wildcats on the board with a five-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion run. Holt Cloninger added another field goal for the Jaguars before half-time. That one was from 22-yards out. He was 2-for-4 on field goals in the first half.
Forestview went right back to work in the third quarter with two touchdown runs from Jake Lee (one from three yards out, one from one-yard out). Early in the fourth quarter, Jacob Ash added another one from three yards out (PAT good). It was 40-8 at that point.
The Wildcats did score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. One was an 83-yard run by Kennedy and the other, a nine-yard run by Chambers.
Jake Lee led the Forestview offense with with 226 yards passing, one passing touchdown and two rushing touchdowns. Larkin Satterwhite amassed 147 yards receiving. Jalen Mims amassed 106 yards rushing and a touchdown that he scored in the fourth quarter (38 yards). Kareem Kennedy led North Gaston with 179 yards rushing and a touchdown.
“We played a lot better and a lot harder than last week.” said North Gaston head coach Mike Patton “Fundamentally, we still have to get better. We have to take better care of the football and not have turnovers. I thought our defense made some plays early and I thought they played better at times. We got a lot of young guys on the field. We are still without some players. Next man up has to play and get some experience and play well too.”
“We had some chances early to get some passes and different things and separate a little bit. It’s our fault for not doing that but I was proud of the guys for the way we responded in the second half.” Said Forestview head coach Chris Medlin “I thought our defense played really well. I thought as a unit they played great. Jake (Lee) had a great game. Larkin (Satterwhite) had a great game. I know he had right at 100 yards last week and was the Gazette player of the week. He had another big game this week.”
Forestview (3-4)(1-2) travels to Burns (2-5)(0-3) next week. North Gaston (2-5)(0-3) hosts Stuart Cramer (4-3)(1-2).