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Rains loses to White Oak

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WHITE OAK – The Rains Wildcats record fell to 0-3 for the season after a 55-22 loss to the White Oak Roughnecks on Friday night. Rains got off to a good start in the first half but became overwhelmed in the second half.

Nathaniel Carista gave the Wildcat offense a spark in the first quarter when he recovered a White Oak fumble and returned it to the White Oak 3-yard line. Three plays later quarterback Trevor Vandeventer forced his way into the end zone to give Rains a 6-0 lead.

White Oak answered the touchdown with a nine-play drive that was capped with a 1-yard touchdown run by Junior Hamilton. Later, White Oak blocked a punt by Rains and Jeremy Simms recovered the loose ball in the end zone for another White Oak touchdown and a 14-6 White Oak lead.

Shortly after the start of the second quarter the game was halted for 60 minutes for lightning. When play was resumed, Rains stopped White Oak on fourth-and-six at the Rains 19-yard line. The defensive stand preserved the 14-6 score at the half.

White Oak opened the second-half scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run by Jackson mcCurdy. Later, McCurdy returned a Rains punt 78 yards for another touchdown to increase White Oak's lead to 28-6.

Vandeventer directed the Rains offense for an answering score. Vandeventer completed a 38-yard pass to Zach Young to move Rains into scoring position. Dustin Fry capped the drive by darting into the end zone from the 2-yard line for a touchdown. Fry ran in the 2-point conversion to make the score 28-14 with 2:46 remaining in the third quarter.

Hopes of a comeback by the Wildcats ended when White Oak picked up scores on runs of 68 and 24 yards to increase their lead to 41-14.

Vandeventer wrapped up the Wildcat scoring by leading Rains on a 68-yard drive. Vandeventer concluded the drive when he converted a fourth-and-six play with an 18-yard touchdown run. Vandeventer then completed a pass to Carista for the 2-point conversion.

Vandeventer finished the night leading the Wildcats with 132 yards rushing on 25 carries. He also completed 13 out of 29 pass attempts for 134 yards.

Friday night Rains plays host to the Kemp Yellowjackets.


Rains-White Oak, Stats

Rains    6    0    8    8    —    22

White Oak    14    0    20    21    —    55

First Quarter

Rains – Trevor Vandeventer 1 run (kick failed), 6:10

WO – Junior Hamilton 22 run (Connor Sharp kick), 3:16

WO – Jeremy Simms recovered blocked punt in end zone (Sharp kick), 1:47

Third Quarter

WO – JacksonMcCurdy 1 run (Sharp kick), 7:28

WO – McCurdy 78 yard punt return (Sharp kick), 5:04

Rains – Dustin Fry 2 run (Fry run), 2:46

WO – Jake Moyer 68 run (kick failed), 2:07

Fourth Quarter

WO – Derick Smith 24 run (Sharp kick), 9:46

Rains – Vandeventer 18 run (Nate Carista pass from Vandeventer), 7:45

WO – Hamilton 43 run (Sharp kick)

WO – Caleb Carr 31 run (Sharp kick), 1:32

 

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