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Humble Wildcats’ woes continue

October 22, 2017 GMT

The Humble Wildcats’ struggles continued as their losing streak extended to four games.

The offense put up just six points in a 45-13 loss to the Barbers Hill Eagles on Saturday evening at Turner Stadium. The Wildcats’ other points came on a 12-yard pick-six by junior Ronald Clark.

The Wildcats have been outscored 132-55 over their past four games after beating Caney Creek 50-30 in the first game of the season.

After outgaining Caney Creek 498 yards to 244 yards, Humble has been outgained by their opponent by 650 yards, 1352 to 702.

The Wildcats put up just 59 yards of offense against Barbers Hill and gave up 329 yards.

Junior Chase Pena and senior Xavier Martin shared time at quarterback in the first half before Martin played the entire second half.

Martin finished 3/8 for 19 yards and one interception. Pena finished 1/3 for eight yards and one interception.

The Wildcats started a drive at their own 20-yard line midway through the second quarter. Martin fell on a wild snap back at their own five-yard line. A wild snap on the next play sailed out the back of the end zone for a Barbers Hill safety.

The Eagles started multiple drives with a short field. They started at the Humble 33-yard line after a blocked punt, at the Humble 22-yard line after a long kickoff return by junior Brady Rogers, at the Humble 23 and 18-yard lines after long punt returns by junior Christian Rhodes, and at the Humble three-yard line after an interception by junior A.J. Warby

Barbers Hill turned those short fields into 27 points, a 20-yard field goal by senior Jake McGraw, an eight-yard touchdown run by junior Dalton Holland, an eight-yard touchdown run by junior Spencer Long, and a 32-yard field goal by McGraw, and a one-yard touchdown pass from Holland to junior Hayden Hagler.

In addition to Clark’s pick-six of Holland, Humble’s highlights included a stop of Barbers Hill on a fourth and five, a run by senior Andrew Tisdale to pick up a fourth down on a fake punt and, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery by the defense which set the offense up at the Barbers Hill 35-yard line and led to Isaiah Robinson’s two-yard touchdown run.

Humble’s final three games of the season are at Porter on Oct. 27, against Crosby at Turner Stadium on Nov. 2, and against Kingwood Park at Turner Stadium on Nov. 10.