Tuesday evening, the Enterprise High School ninth-grade football team took up where the EHS varsity left off Friday … by beating Dothan’s Wolves.
The EHS teams allowed 12 points apiece.
The Wildcats beat the Dothan High School Wolves 48-14 Friday and the EHS freshmen beat Dothan’s Carver Middle School Wolves 20-12 Tuesday. Both games were played in Wildcat Stadium.
Carver opened Tuesday’s game with a serious offensive series that covered 70 yards in 12 plays and produced the game’s first score, on a 5-yard touchdown run, with 1:02 left in the first quarter.
A missed 2-point conversion left the score 6-0.
Shortly after that, Enterprise lost a fumble on its second offensive snap but quickly got the ball back on an interception by Tae Williams near midfield with :08 seconds left in the first period.
Five plays later, Anthony Wynn capped a 6-play drive with a 6-yard touchdown run with 5:37 left in the second quarter. Andrew Purcell put the Wildcats ahead 8-6, successfully running for the 2-point conversion.
With less than a minute left in the first half, Tomorris Green intercepted a Carver pass at the EHS 32-yard line.
Then with :36 left to play, a 33-yard completion from Green to Cayden Boutwell carried to Carver’s 35.
But the Wolves defense stiffened and got downright serious when the Cats faced fourth-and-12 at Carver’s 37 and scored on an unusual double fumble.
A Carver defender picked up Enterprise’s fumble, then fumbled the ball away himself, but a Carver teammate snatched the ball off the artificial turf and ran 69 yards for the go-ahead score as the buzzer sounded ending the half.
The 2-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful, leaving Carver ahead 12-8.
Enterprise got possessive offensively when it got the ball first in the second half.
The Wildcats ran 14 plays, covered 70 yards and scored on a 4-yard TD run by Wynn with :06 remaining in the third quarter.
Enterprise led 14-12 with the missed 2-point conversion try.
Wildcat defenders stymied the Wolves on Carver’s next possession and took the ball back on downs with 6:47 left in the game at the home 39-yard line.
The Cats used 7 plays to cover the 61 yards with Wynn getting the last 29 of them on the scoring sprint with 3:30 on the scoreboard clock.
Defending its 20-12 lead became easier when Malachi Hart recovered a Carver fumble at the visitor’s 25-yard line with 3:20 to play.
The Cats ran 7 plays to end the game.
Enterprise’s Purcell, Green and Wynn, combined, rushed 48 times for 224 yards; Green’s 33-yard completion to Boutwell was the only pass the Cats threw.
Carver netted 2 yards on 16 rushing attempts and completed 2 passes in 6 attempts for 46 yards; Carver had two passes intercepted.
Enterprise had 14 first downs, 10 more than Carver.