Farmersville plows to 48-26 win over Rains

By TREY HILL, News-Telegram Correspondent

Oct. 19, 2008 - FARMERSVILLE – The Rains Wildcats fell to 0-2 to start district play. Friday night, the Wildcats were held scoreless during the first half and fell behind 21-0 before putting 26 points on the scoreboard during the second half. The Farmersville Farmers were able to match the Wildcats' scores during the second half and post a 48-26 win.

The Wildcats had a pair of scoring opportunities in the first half.

After falling behind 14-0, Travis Gibson escaped around the left side of the Wildcats' offensive line and dashed 84 yards for an apparent Rains touchdown. A holding penalty wiped out the run and the drive later stalled at the Rains 40-yard line.

Later in the second quarter, Rains drove from their own 20-yard line down to the Farmersville 11-yard line. But again the drive stalled and Rains gave up the football on downs.

The Widlcats began the second half with an 14-play scoring drive that spanned 80 yards. Kenneth Cawthon finished off the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run and Gibson added the 2-point conversion to make the score 21-8 with just under seven minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Colby Hoover provided some fireworks for the Wildcats during the fourth quarter. With the Wildcats facing fourth-and-eight at their own 28-yard line, Hoover caught a pass from Trevor Vandeventer while running a slant across the middle of the field and raced into the end zone for a 72-yard touchdown. The try for 2 failed leaving a 28-14 score.

After Vandeventer capped the Wildcats' next drive with a 1-yard touchdown run which made the score 35-20, Hoover took a lateral from Vandeventer, then found Nick Hancock running by a pair of defenders and completed a 67-yard touchdown pass to him. The try for 2 failed leaving Rains with their 26-point total.

Hoover finished the game with five receptions for 128 yards. Vandeventer completed 17 out of 34 pass attempts for 233 yards and Gibson finished the game with 18 carries for 94 yards.

Friday night the Wildcats will play their first home game in three weeks by hosting the Quinlan Ford Panthers.

Rains-Farmersville, Stats

Rains� � � 0� � � � 0� � � � 8� � � � 18� � � � -� � � � 26

Farmersville� � � � 7� � � � 14� � � � 7� � � � 20� � � � -� � � � 48

First Quarter

Farm – Nickevian Taylor 1 run (Marcos Delafuente kick), 0:21

Second Quarter

Farm – Chase Wiggins 20 run (Delafuente kick), 9:15

Farm – Chase Wiggins 39 run (Delafuente kick), 9:15

Third Quarter

Rains – Kenneth Cawthon 1 run (Gibson run), 6:54

Farm – Taylor 14 run (Delafuente kick), 1:40

Fourth Quarter

Rains – Colby Hoover 72 pass from Vandeventer (pass failed), 7:26

Farm – Austin Brooks 23 run (Delafuente kick), 6:24

Rains – Trevor Vandeventer 1 run (run failed), 3:42

Farm – Taylor 10 run (Delafuente kick), 2:17

Rains – Nick Hancock 67 pass from Hoover (pass failed), 1:58

Farm – John Cates 1 run (kick failed), 1:42

TEAM STATS

� � � � � � � � Farmersville

First downs � � � 26� � � � 26

Rushes-yards� � � � 44-158� � � � 46-392

Passing yards � � � 300� � � � 67

Total yards � � � 458� � � � 459

Comp-Att-Int� � � � 18-35-1� � � � 7-15-0

Punts-Avg� � � � 1-11� � � � 2-36

Penalties-yards� � � � 3-20� � � � 7-31

Fumbles-lost� � � � 1-1� � � � 2-1

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING – Rains: Travis Gibson 18-94; Trevor Vandeventer 16-40; Cody Dickens 6-15; Kenneth Cawthon 4-9. Farmersville: Nickevian Taylor 17-195; Chase Wiggins 18-140; Austin Brooks 3-26; Steve Duncan 3-19; John Cates 3-7; Morgan Harbison 1-5; Alex Gutierrez 1-0.

PASSING – Rains: Vandeventer 17-34-0, 233 yards; Colby Hoover 1-1-0, 67 yards; Gibson 0-1-1. Farmersville: Brooks 7-15-0, 67 yards.

RECEIVING – Rains: Hoover 5-128; Nick Hancock 3-79; Blake Hicks 5-37; Gibson 2-32; Benje Stover 2-27; Vandeventer 1-(-3). Farmersville: Thor Fink 2-25; Wiggins 2-21; Alex Gutierrez 2-16; Tyler Ravsten 1-5.

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