It’s always satisfying for the Wildcats to defeat Moorefield.

More satisfying is it to defeat Moorefield in Franklin.

Even more so when that defeat effectively bars Moorefield from making the playoffs, while almost securing a place for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats got off to an early start and never turned back, leading Moorefield 36-8 at halftime of the Halloween Bowl. The final score of the first half was a safety on the Yellow Jackets, that Pendleton County forced by blocking a punt.

A similar situation took place in the middle of the third quarter. The Wildcats block a Moorefield punt, which lead to a Pendleton County touchdown on the next play, moving the score to 42-8.

The Wildcats kept the momentum going and finished out the game 56-22.

With the loss, Moorefield drops to 4-5 on the season, while the Wildcats improve to 7-2.

Pendleton County will close out the regular season next week against 1-8 Tygarts Valley. A win there would all but guarantee the Wildcats a playoff spot in two weeks.

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) (W 56-22)
Week 11: Tygarts Valley (A)