• (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Bobcats junior Ty Strawbridge tries to avoid a tackle in the backfield during the second quarter of the Bobcats’ 56-0 loss to Benjamin on Friday, Nov. 18 in the area playoff game at Munday High School.
    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Bobcats junior Ty Strawbridge tries to avoid a tackle in the backfield during the second quarter of the Bobcats’ 56-0 loss to Benjamin on Friday, Nov. 18 in the area playoff game at Munday High School.

Bobcats’ season ends

The Newcastle Bobcats’ football season came to a disappointing end Friday, Nov. 18 in the area championship. Their season ends following a 56-0 loss to the No. 1 ranked Benjamin Mustangs at Munday High School.

Entering the game as the team predicted to win the state championship, the Mustangs looked as strong as their state ranking suggests, holding the Bobcats to one first down for the entire game. The Bobcats combined for one yard of rushing on 21 carries as a team.

The Bobcats struggled with the fast-paced offense and tough defense of the Mustangs, who scored on all but their final possession when time expired at the end of the second quarter.

Benjamin, who has now allowed 67 total points through 12 games, proved from the start that teams will have a difficult time lining up against them. Following a four-play drive by the Bobcats that ended with a 24-yard sack and turnover on downs, Grayson Rigdon needed one play for the first of his three rushing touchdowns.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Nov. 23 edition of The Graham Leader.

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