After narrowing losing to state ranked Lufkin last week (34-41), the Magnolia Bulldogs bounced back this week with a 70-15 win over the Willis Wildkats. Eight different players scored the ten Bulldog touchdowns.
Willis got on the scoreboard first when Christian Pavon capped an 11-play, 58-yard drive with 30-yard field goal to give the Wildakts a 3-0 lead with 7:57 remaining in the 1st quarter.
Magnolia answered with an 8-play, 66-yard drive capped by a 36-yard pass from Travis Moore to Ben Renfro that gave the Bulldogs the lead 7-3 with 5:01 remaining in the 1st quarter.
Willis would drive out the remainder of the first quarter driving down to the Magnolia 12-yard line before a tackle for loss set the Wildkats back to the Magnolia 23-yard line as the first quarter ended. On the first play of the 2nd quarter Nathan Hakes intercepted a Jermichael Dickerson pass and returned it to the Bulldogs 1-yard line.
On the second play of the ensuing drive, Darren Battle raced 75 yards for a touchdown to extend the Bulldogs lead to 14-3 with 11:31 remaining in the 2nd quarter.
The theme of Bulldogs touchdowns following Wilkdat turnovers would continue of the next two drives as the Bulldogs would score touchdowns following a Wildkat fumble and a turn over on downs. The touchdowns were on runs by Travis Moore and Mitch Hall (1-yard and 16-yards respectively).
On their next two drives the Wildkats were forced to punt. The Bulldogs scored on both ensuing drives capped by a Chad Bradley 27-yard run and a 18-yard pass from Travis Moore to Mitch Hall. The Bulldogs lead 42-3 at the half.
After the half, the Bulldogs brought in several backup players, but the domination continued. After an exchange of turnovers Bard Heitzmann hit Grant Timbes for a 8-yard touchdown pass to extend the Bulldog lead to 49-3.
Willis would score their first touchdown of the night on the next drive when Jermichael Dickerson connected with Joel Lewis on a 4-yard touchdown pass. They 2-point try was no good and Magnolia lead 49-9.
Magnolia would add two touchdown passes from Brady Heitzmann (one to Grant TImbes and one to Brandon Lindvall) and a Hayden Kelley touchdown run and Willis would add a Joel Lewis touchdown run to make the final score 70-15.
Magnolia moves to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in district play. Magnolia hosts College Station next Friday night. College Station is 5-1 overall and 2-1 in district play suffering their first loss of the season to Lufkin (3- 35) on Friday night.
Willis falls to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in district play. Willis plays Caney Creek next Friday night. Caney Creek is 2-4 overall and 0-3 in district play. Caney Creek lost to Magnolia West (14- 49) on Friday night.
Willis – Christian Pavon, 30-yard field goal – Magnolia 0, Willis 3 – 7:57 1st
Magnolia -Travis Moore to Ben Renfro, 36-yard pass – Magnolia 7, Willis 3 – 5:10 1st
Magnolia – Darren Battle, 75-yard run – Magnolia 14, Willis 3 – 11:31 2nd
Magnolia – Travis Moore, 1-yard run – Magnolia 21, Willis 3 – 8:53 2nd
Magnolia – Mitch Hall, 16-yard run – Magnolia 28, Willis 3 – 6:01 2nd
Magnolia – Chad Bradley, 27-yard run – Magnolia 35, Willis 3 – 3:31 2nd
Magnolia – Travis Moore to Mitch Hall, 18-yard pass – Magnolia 42, Willis 3 – 0:13 2nd
Magnolia – Brady Heitzmann to Grant Timbes, 8-yard pass – Magnolia 49, Willis 3 – 8:16 3rd
Willis – Jermichael Dickerson to Joel Lewis, 4-yard pass, 2 point try no good – Magnolia 49, Willis 9 – 4:53 3rd
Magnolia – Brady Heitzmann to Grant Timbes – Magnolia 56, Willis 9 – 0:43 3rd
Magnolia – Brady Heitzman to Brandon Lindvall – Magnolia 63, Willis 9 – 7:41 4th
Magnolia – Hayden Kelly, 4-yard run – Magnolia 70, Willis 9 – 3:30 4th
Willis – Joel Lewis, 5-yard run – Magnolia 70, Willis 15 – 1:25 4th