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By Steve Turrentine
The Atoka Wampus Cats traveled to Wilburton on Friday October 30th to play the Diggers in another district matchup.
Atoka went into this game with a 5-2 record. After winning the coin toss and deferring to the second half, Atoka kicked off to begin the game. After only three plays, Sophomore defensive back Kollin Ritchie got his first interception of the night off of a tipped pass.
Just a few plays later, Senior running back Trent Yarbrough took it in for a 15 yard touchdown run. With the punter Caleb Wingo’s extra point the score was 7-0.
Going into the second quarter the Diggers drove it down the field and took it in on a two yard touchdown run to even the score 7-7.
The Wampus Cats answer in that same quarter with another running back Trent Yarbrough 78 yard touchdown run. Again kicker Caleb Wingo strikes for the extra point and Atoka regained the lead 14-7, which would be the half time score.
The Wampus Cats got the ball to start the second half and made quick work of scoring when Senior running back Will McCall crashed into the end zone for a two yard touchdown run.
This time the Diggers got a hand on the extra point attempt leaving the score at 20-7. Late in the third Atoka’s offense would find the end zone again. This time Sophomore running back Tyrell Hill would take it in from 15 yards and kicker Caleb Wingo would cap it off with an extra point. Atoka would extend the lead to 27-7.
In the fourth quarter, running back Trent Yarbrough would score from two yards to cap things off bringing the final score to 34-7 Atoka.
Atoka would finish the game with 426 yards of total offense. The Wampus Cats Defense would have two sacks and two interceptions.
This week’s game against Idabel has been cancelled due to positive Covid tests on the Idabel team and subsequent quarantine. However there will still be homecoming festivities.