October 11, 2006 Edition

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Cats fall to Cross County

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The Walnut Ridge Bobcats traveled to Cherry Valley on Friday night and were defeated by the Cross County Thunderbirds 39-22.

"The game was closer than the score," Bobcat head coach Larry Treadway said. "Our defense played better, but our special teams gave up two scores."

After falling behind 13-0, Walnut Ridge recorded two touchdowns in the first half. Tyler Meadors passed 44 yards to Cody White. White then succeeded on the two-point conversion to cut Cross County's lead to 13-8. Meadors later connected with Seth Chamblee on a 30-yard scoring pass to give the Bobcats a 14-13 lead with five minutes to play in the first half.

Meadors closed the night with 14-of-23 passing for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

Logan Morse led the Bobcat rushers with 143 yards on 17 carries. Ryan Weir notched 108 yards on 15 carries. Meadors rushed six times for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Chamblee caught nine passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.

The Bobcats will be back in action Friday when they travel to McCrory for a 7:30 contest.

"McCrory is a big game for us. We need to play our best," said Treadway.

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