Bobcats end season with shutout loss
HUNTSVILLE -- A disappointing season for the Berryville Bobcats ended with a shutout loss Friday night as Huntsville defeated Berryville 31-0.
With the help of Bryan King and Andrew Scroggins, the Bobcats moved the ball in the first half, but had trouble finishing off drives.
"On our first drive, Scroggins had a 40-yard run and we got to about the 20," Berryville coach Austin Winters said. "But then we threw an interception."
The Bobcat defense stood strong, holding Huntsville scoreless in the first half, but Berryville's offense was unable to take advantage. Winters complimented Bryan King, a senior quarterback, for his play on the last drive before halftime.
"We got down to around the 12-yard line and time ran out," Winters said. "We had two passes, but they fell incomplete."
The Eagles got the ball to start the second half and Brian Lemus returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. The extra point failed. After a Berryville punt, the Eagles took advantage of a short field by completing a 21-yard touchdown pass from Wil Weaver to Dylan Welch. The two-point conversion failed, making it 12-0 as the third quarter came to a close.
"They got the ball at around midfield and scored on a fourth down play," Winters said. "Them taking that kickoff back really hurt us."
After another Berryville punt, Weaver found Lukas Rayl for a touchdown pass. The two-point conversion failed. Another Bobcat punt resulted in more Eagle points. With 2:22 remaining in the game, the Eagles lined up in field goal formation, but the holder picked the ball up and passed it to Lemus for a 7-yard touchdown. The extra point made it 25-0.
The Eagles scored off a Berryville turnover as time expired to make the final score 31-0.
Winters said he will miss his seniors, but has seen a lot of promising things from the younger Bobcats.
"It would've been nice to get a win heading into the offseason, but we had a lot of younger guys step up this season," Winters said. "Some of the scores were wide margins, but the kids played hard."
Bryan King rushed nine times for 50 yards and Scroggins carried three times for 46 yards. J.T. Archer had 15 tackles and a sack while Devon Smith had 10 tackles and Garrett Record and Scroggins each had eight tackles. Dayton Williams had six tackles while Ethan King had six tackles and an interception.
Berryville finished the year 2-8 overall and 0-7 in 4A-1.
Information for this article was contributed by the Madison County Record.