The Watauga High football team celebrated Senior Night by blowing out McDowell 62-14 at Jack Groce Stadium. The win leaves WHS (9-1, 5-0 Northwestern Conference) in sole possession of first place in the NWC with a huge showdown coming up next Friday night at Freedom. For more on this story, and for a rundown of Friday's local and regional sports headlines, please click on the link below....

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WHS coach Ryan Habich talks about Friday night's win on the Domino's Post Game Show....

               

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Mc Dowell 0 7 0 7 14
Watauga 7 27 14 14 62

SCORING PLAYS

1st QTR
Watauga 03:42 Jaiden Bond runs for 3 yards. (Point after kick by Carter Everett is good.) 0 7

2nd QTR
Watauga 09:43 Anderson Castle pass complete to Jake Watson for 11 yards.
(Point after kick by #13 Carter Everett is no good.) 0 13
Watauga 05:12 #21 Jaiden Bond runs for 88 yards. Touchdown! (Point after kick by #13 Carter Everett is good.) 0 20
Watauga 02:29 Jake Watson runs for 3 yards. (Point after kick by Carter
Everett is good.) 0 27
McDowell 00:41 Riley Moore pass complete to Quantavian Moore for 20 yards.
(Point after kick by #83 Seth Baird is good.) 7 27
Watauga 00:00 Anderson Castle runs for 27 yards. (Point after kick by #13
Carter Everett is good.) 7 34

3rd QTR
Watauga 10:36 Anderson Castle pass complete to Jaiden Bond for 42 yards.
(Point after kick by #13 Carter Everett is good.) 7 41
Watauga 06:11 Anderson Castle pass complete to Jake Watson for 10 yards.
(Point after kick by #13 Carter Everett is good.) 7 48

4th QTR
McDowell 11:53 Riley Moore pass complete to Richard Handy for 18 yards. (Point after kick by #83 Seth Baird is good.) 14 48
Watauga 11:24 Sebastian Best runs for 56 yardzs. (Point after kick by #13
Carter Everett is good.) 14 55
Watauga 04:30 Sebastian Best runs for 52 yards. (Point after kick by #13
Carter Everett is good.) 14 62

TEAM STAT COMPARISON
                                                       Mc Dowell Watauga
Total Offense                                          245 649
Passing                                                  100 227
Rushing                                                 145 422
Penalties - Yards                                 3 - 30 2 - 30
Turnovers                                                 1 0
Fumbles - Lost                                     1 - 1 0 - 0
Interceptions Thrown                                 0 0
Defensive Sacks - Yards                         0 - 0 0 - 0
Time of Possession                              34:22 13:38
First Downs                                              17 25
Third Down Conversions/Attempts  5/12 (41.7%) 1/2 (50.0%)
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts  0/0 (0.0%) 0/0 (0.0%)

INDIVIDUAL STATS
PASSING - MC DOWELL
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
1 Riley Moore 7 13 100 2 0

PASSING - WATAUGA
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
7 Anderson Castle 11 11 227 3 0

RUSHING - MC DOWELL
Name Att Yds Avg TD
5 Quantavian Moore 16 64 4.0 0
14 Richard Handy 11 56 5.1 0
4 Jacob Pearson 10 43 4.3 0
1 Riley Moore 3 -5 -1.7 0
Team 1 -13 -13.0 0

RUSHING - WATAUGA
Name Att Yds Avg TD
21 Jaiden Bond 6 143 23.8 2
7 Anderson Castle 9 121 13.4 1
14 Sebastian Best 4 114 28.5 2
10 Joe Penley 1 26 26.0 0
5 Jake Watson 4 18 4.5 1

RECEIVING - MC DOWELL
Name Rec Yds Avg TD
14 Richard Handy 5 42 8.4 1
46 Preston Dennison 1 38 38.0 0
5 Quantavian Moore 1 20 20.0 1

RECEIVING - WATAUGA
Name Rec Yds Avg TD
21 Jaiden Bond 3 113 37.7 1
8 Grant Oliver 3 57 19.0 0
5 Jake Watson 2 21 10.5 2
11 Mitchell Greene 2 20 10.0 0
14 Sebastian Best 1 16 16.0 0