by Jason Drake
The Woodville Middle School football team traveled to Kirbyville last Thursday for third district game of the season. Both seventh and eighth grade entered the game undefeated on the season.
In the seventh grade game the Eagles opened with ball first. Kaden Young led the Eagles' offense deep into Kirbyville's territory before an interception stopped the drive. Kirbyville held on to the ball for the next ten minutes taking the early 6-0 lead with two minutes left in the half. Young scored on a 64 yard giving Eagles an 8-6 lead. The score would remain until the Wildcats scored at the end of the third quarter to take the 12-8 lead. Jaylon Hyder scored on the next drive to tie the game at 14-12. Kirbyville hit a pass in the corner of the end zone to take the 18-14 advantage. Both teams scored back and forth with Kirbyville leading the game 24-20 with less than two minutes left in the game. Woodville stopped Kirbyville on four downs and received the ball on the 20-yard line with less than a minute left. Young scored a touchdown on a 60 yard run with 18 seconds left in the game. Woodville recovered the onside kick to secure the 28-24 victory.
The Wildcats put up little resistance in the eighth grade game as the Eagles walked away with a 42-0 lead. Zachary Martin rushed 152 yards on 12 carries and five touchdowns. The final touchdown came on a 36-yard fumble recovery. Marcus Broom scored the other touchdown. Broom threw 5-6 for 56 yards. Defensively, Broom and Martin led the Eagles with nine tackles apiece. The win improved the Eagles district record to 3-0 and 6-0 on the year. The Eagles will host Anahuac Thursday at Eagle Stadium. The seventh grade will kick off at 5 p.m. and the eighth grade will begin around 6:15.
The junior varsity will travel to Anahuac Thursday, while the varsity will be the home team Friday night at 7:30. The Eagles are hoping to use their home field advantage after back to back losses to Buna and Kirbyville on the road. The Woodville Eagles are 4-2 on the season.
The Lady Eagles will travel Friday and Tuesday as the face Newton and Central Heights. These are games two and three of Woodville's four straight road games in district. The middle school girls have a bye on Monday.