Bobcats clinch playoff berth with 50-8 win over Morenci

OTTAWA LAKE — The regular season still has three weeks to go, but the Whiteford Bobcats are already locked-in for a post-season playoff berth after winning for the sixth time this season, 50-8 over Morenci.

The Bobcats had two 100-yard rushers and more than 430 yards of total offense in the win.

Zack Bertz had all 100 of his rushing yards in the first quarter, when he broke loose on touchdown runs of 19 and 76 yards. Hunter Lake had two rushing touchdowns and 104 yards rushing himself while Logan Murphy caught a 67-yard pass from Ty Eitniear for another score. Eitniear added a rushing touchdown and Devon Shaw also found the goal line for the Bobcats, who are 4-0 in the TCC.

The Bobcats ran just 32 plays on offense.

DeShaun Williams was in on nine tackles and Nathan Bauman eight. Brodi Tesznar had a fumble recovery for Whiteford.

The Bobcats have won 20 straight games, 24 straight regular season games and 21 straight at home. They have clinched a playoff spot for a school-record seventh consecutive season.

Whiteford 50, Morenci 8

M        W
First downs-Plays       43-7     32-18
Rushes-yards              42-154 28-358
Comp-Att-Int              0-1-1   2-4-0
Passing yards              0          78
Fumbles-Lost             1-1       0-0
Punts-Avg.                  3-27.0  0-0.0
Penalties-Yards          3-35     3-25

Morenci          0          0          0          8          —        8
Whiteford       14        24        6          6          —        50

W – Zack Bertz 19 run (run failed), 9:47, 1st

W – Zack Bertz 76 run (Hunter Lake run), 4:55, 1st

W – Hunter Lake 34 run (Bradyn Clark-Gilmore pass from Ty Eitniear), 10:20, 2nd

W – Ty Eitniear 1 run (Logan Murphy run), 8:09, 2nd

W – Logan Murphy 67 pass from Ty Eitniear (Hunter Lake run), 1:30, 2nd

W – Hunter Lake 1 run (run failed), 9:20, 3rd

M – Collyn Nolan 30 run (Dylan Amos run), 11:49, 4th

W – Devon Shaw 1 run (run failed), 8:45, 4th

RUSHING — Morenci: Collyn Nolan 8-53, Gavin Schmitz 3-45, Dylan Amos 13-21, Rodney Zimmerman 7-15, Cameron Smith 7-11, Sully Irish 4-9. Whiteford: Hunter Lake 6-104, Zack Bertz 3-100, Zach Renaud 3-44, Ty Eitniear 5-29, Logan Murphy 2-28, Devon Shaw 3-20, D’Ondre Shaw 4-20, Caleb Williams 2-13.
PASSING — Morenci: Collyn Nolan 0-1-1. Whiteford: Ty Eitniear 2-4-0 78 yards.
RECEIVING—Whiteford: Logan Murphy 1-56, Bradyn Clark-Gilmore 1-11.

One comment

  1. Great game Bobcats! So proud of the entire team and coaching staff. Good luck w the rest of the regular season! Go Bobcats!! Love grandma and grandpa wood-coates.


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