It was a damp night for football, but it didn’t deter the feline-themed teams from coming out to fight.
The Pendleton County Wildcats dominated from beginning to end, and ended up defeating the Tucker County Mountain Lions 26-6 on Homecoming night.
The Wildcats improve to 6-2 with two weeks to go in the regular season. Pendleton County will play old rival Moorefield, next weekend.
The Yellow Jackets have been struggling as of late, losing in a close game to Petersburg 37-33 this week, an embarrassing 63-6 loss to Hardy County counterpart East Hardy, and a 46-0 loss to Northern Garrett (Md.).
Both Pendleton County and Moorefield are fighting for a slot in the state playoffs, though Pendleton is now in much better position to qualify. The Wildcats currently sit at #14 in the WVSSAC standings. Moorefield sits at #15, and will likely drop off the top 16 after this weekend’s loss (only the top 16 qualify for a playoff spot).
Pendleton County’s Football Schedule for 2016
Week 1: Notre Dame (H) (W 48-20)
Week 2: Petersburg (A) (L 30-32)
Week 3: Pocahontas (H) (W 34-12)
Week 4: Bath Co. (Va.) (A) (W 40-12)
Week 5: Meadow Bridge (A) (W 54-18)
Week 6: East Hardy (A) (L 16-40)
Week 7: Open
Week 8: Southern Garrett (Md.) (H) (W 40-16)
Week 9: Tucker County (H) (W 26-6)
Week 10: Moorefield (H)
Week 11: Tygarts Valley (A)