Woodland puts the wood to Ohatchee
by Jordan Smith
Special to The Star
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OHATCHEE — Woodland’s season has been up one week and down the next. Fortunately for the Bobcats, this week was an up week as they defeated Ohatchee 34-12.

“It’s kind of been a mixed up season for us,” Woodland head coach Larry Strain said. “Right now, we don’t know if we’re coming or going. We just have to get our heads screwed on straight and get ready for the rest of the season.”

The Bobcats attacked through the air all night as senior quarterback John Wes Adcock completed 6 of his 15 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns.

“John Wes is an exceptional athlete,” Strain said. “He’s got a cannon for an arm. He had somebody on the other end of those running them down and catching them.”

His three touchdown passes were a 3-yard pass to Lakeland Phillips, a 38-yard pass to Colby Spears and a 60-yard pass to Kip Sims.

Woodland saw some success on the ground with two rushing touchdowns. They came on runs of 11 and 4 yards by Colby Spears. Justus Herring led the Bobcats in rushing with 46 yards.

Ohatchee (0-4, 0-2) struggled mightly against the Bobcat defense. The Indians were being shut out until the fourth quarter.

Senior running back Tristan Allen put them on the board after a 60-yard touchdown run to start the fourth quarter. Allen finished with 121 yards.

Ohatchee’s final score came on a 73-yard fumble return by Desmond Blankston.

The Indians’ defense could not close the deal on third and fourth down.

It allowed Woodland to convert three fourth downs The Bobcats went on to score after each conversion.

“We kind of dug ourselves in a hole giving up the deep ball on third and fourth down,” said Indians head coach Nathan Wehunt. “That put us in a situation where we were in a hurry up mode. That’s not the way we play.”

Wehunt added, “We’ve got to be able to get off the field and give ourselves a chance to score. We played good against the runs we didn’t play good against the deep ball.”

Both teams return to action Friday in non-region matchups. Woodland takes on Randolph County at home and Ohatchee travels to Westbrook Christian.
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