Oakman’s QB Avery sets record in victory

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 9/1/17

OAKMAN — Jon Avery set a state record on Friday night, going a perfect 15 of 15 passing for 271 yards with a touchdown in the sixth-ranked Oakman Wildcats’ 40-14 victory over the Lamar County Bulldogs at Hosea Collins Field.

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Oakman’s QB Avery sets record in victory

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OAKMAN — Jon Avery set a state record on Friday night, going a perfect 15 of 15 passing for 271 yards with a touchdown in the sixth-ranked Oakman Wildcats’ 40-14 victory over the Lamar County Bulldogs at Hosea Collins Field.

The quarterback’s outstanding performance matched well with the Wildcats’ overall offensive effort of 601 total yards, including 315 yards on the ground. Christian Hubbard ran for a team-leading 106 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns, while Malcolm Hogue had eight carries for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Nick Moody led the receiving corps with five catches for 126 yards.

Oakman’s defense kept the Bulldogs off-balance throughout the contest, holding Lamar County to 145 total yards on 96 passing yards and 49 yards on the ground. Moody led the team with five tackles including two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble.

The Wildcats opened the scoring on their second possession of the game when Hubbard ended a five-play, 57-yard drive on three-yard run — giving Oakman the 7-0 edge.

Hubbard struck again on the Wildcats’ next series on a nine-yard run that capped a seven-play, 63-yard drive, pushing Oakman further ahead, 14-0.

Early in the second quarter, Avery connected with Nathan Gilbreath on a 13-yard touchdown strike to finish an 80-yard drive. After a missed extra point kick, the Wildcats remained in control 20-0.

Oakman closed the first half with an eight-play, 69-yard drive, ending with a two-yard run by Hogue for a 27-0 lead.

The Wildcats entered the locker room with 357 total yards on offense, while holding the Bulldogs to just 50 total yards and -3 yards on the ground.

The Wildcat offense picked up where they left off in the third quarter, driving 59 yards on five plays, with Hogue scoring on a one-yard run to retain control, 34-0.

Following a Lamar County score to end the third quarter, Oakman answered with an eight-play, 79-yard drive, topped with a an eight-yard run by Jon Tittle. The missed extra point kick, the Wildcats held a 40-7 advantage.

The Bulldogs added a score late in the fourth quarter for the 40-14 final.

Oakman(1-0) opens Class 3A, Region 4 play on Friday night on the road against the Midfield Patriots.