by Gary Andrews
The Whitko Wildcat football team ran for 368 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-24 win over Manchester Friday.
Manchester got off to a great start when running back Jacob Casper broke loose for a 54 yard scoring run just a little over a minute in to the game to give the Squires a 7-0 lead after a Ross Messer extra point kick. Whitko would answer with just 41 seconds left in the quarter a pass play to knot the score at seven after one.
Whitko would draw first blood in the second quarter on a 23-yard pass play to take a 14-7 lead. Two minutes later Messer would connect on a field goal to cut the lead to 14-10. Whitko would answer two minutes later on their first rushing TD, missing the extra point to go up 20-10. Just a minute later the Wildcats would strike again to make it 26-10. The Squires would put together a drive that resulted in a Lucas Schilling 4 yard TD plunge for the final score of the half, as the Squires trailed 26-17.
Whitko would do all the scoring in the third quarter, scoring twice on running plays to increase the lead to 39-17.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Lucas Schilling would hit Daniel Griese on a 4 yard TD pass to cut the lead to 39-24, but the Wildcats would find pay dirt one more time for the 46-24 final.
Lucas Schilling was 12 of 31 for 234 yards passing with 1 TD. Jacob Casper rushed for 147yds on 21 carries with 1TD. Brodi Carter led the receivers with 5 catches for 142 yards. Daniel Griese had 5 catches for 81 yards and 1TD. Nick Eubank had two catches for 11 yards.