Christian Winslett and Whitewater got back to their winning ways against Mundy’s Mill.
(Staff Photo by Christopher Dunn)
The Whitewater Wildcats football team bounced back from their opening season loss with a dominating performance en route to a 32-0 win over Mundy’s Mill on Friday.
“The kids came off the loss to Coffee and they felt they wanted to come out and play well tonight,” said Whitewater coach Amos McCreary. “They just turned it around.”
The Wildcats blueprint for victory was a dominating rushing attack, headlined by Christian Wafford who racked up 120 yards on the ground with two touchdowns on 32 carries. His backup Ryan May also carried the rock into the end zone while quarterback Jay Ashley added another rushing score. Ashley also completed a 32 yard touchdown pass to receiver Luke Allen. Ashley completed five of ten passes for 70 yards while rushing for 42 more on four carries. The offense piled up 238 yards rushing.
“We came out and set the tempo early on and played hard and aggressive,” McCreary said.
Whitewater’s defense was also a key part of getting the win. The Wildcats forced Mundy’s Mill to cough of the ball up four times while defensive backs Ian McIntyre and Kyle Dugger each came away with a pick. The Wildcats special teams also recovered a kickoff.
“All week we talked about how we couldn’t give up the ‘big-play’,” McCreary said. “We knew they could throw the football so we had to play well against the pass and get some pressure up front.”
As previously noted, the Wildcats took control of the contest with a devastating ground scheme which resulted in the first two scores of the game, a 60-yard opening drive that was capped off by a Wafford score and a 8-yard scamper by May after the Wildcats got the ball inside the 10 on a Mundy’s Mill fumble.
The Wildcats success running the football allowed things to open up down field as Ashley connected with Allen for a 32 yard touchdown pass off of play action which gave Whitewater a 19-0 lead at the 6:29 mark of the second quarter.
Just before halftime, Ashley tacked on another score with an 18 yard QB keeper to give Whitewater a 26-0 advantage at intermission.
Late in the third quarter, Wafford scored his second touchdown of the game.
Colton Clemons spearheaded the defensive attack with eight tackles, two forced fumbles, one sack, and two tackles for loss. Amon Crumpton added eight tackles, one fumble recovery, and one tackle for loss. The defense held Mundy's Mill to just 33 yards passing and 55 yards rushing.
Whitewater (1-1) will look to make it two wins in a row when they go on the road to face Fayette County (0-2) next week.
“We’re playing Fayette County and all the kids know each other so it will pretty easy to get the kids up for that game,” McCreary added.