It was an up hill climb for the Callisburg Wildcats on Friday night as they were defeated by the Bonham Purple Warriors 8-0 at Warrior Stadium.
The Wildcat offense had problems sustaining drives and their defense could not stop the Warrior rushing attack.
Out of the Wing-T Bonham dominated the time of possession and amassed 194 yards on the ground and 13 yards thru the air. Callisburg, coming off their most successful season in school history, has their work cut out for them this year in finding their new identity.
New quarterback Colton Holder led their attack along with running back Clay McKenzie and wide receiver Cory Harmon.
The trio had their flashes of success but had trouble with consistency.
The offense gained just three first downs in the contest and 81 total yards. The Wildcat defense played a much better second half limiting Bonham to only 64 total yards.
The only score in this contest came with 2:23 remaining in the first quarter on a 2-yard run by Erik Soto to cap a 63-yard drive in 11 plays.
The Warriors, coming of an 0-10 season and losing in zero week last year 42-12 to the Wildcats, get their first victory in head coach Dale Trompler’s second season.
They were lead by Soto with 96 yards rushing followed by Haggard with 68 yards on the ground.
The Wildcats were lead by Clay McKenzie with 26 yards on the ground and Cory Harmon with 28 yards receiving. Mackenzie’s punting was outstanding averaging 42 yards a kick.
The Wildcats take on Fort Worth All Saints next Friday night in Callisburg.