The bi-district round of high school football playoffs can normally be a ho-hum affair. This year, however, the first round witnessed a state champion, two state finalists, and four semifinalists all going down in their opening game.
Not the Wildcats (11-0).
No, the No. 4 Wildcats did what they do best—demoralized a hapless four-seed in a glorified scrimmage.
Stanton’s paltry 2-8 record, entering the game, had already raised some eyebrows. Canadian’s 63-7 victory all but reassured that the Wildcats and Buffaloes were on completely different planes.
Canadian ran up a 49-0 halftime lead using every manner of weaponry in their arsenal. Nine different Wildcats scored a touchdown in the rout—Matthew Lynch (7 rec, 117 yds, 2 TD) the lone exception with two scoring catches. The Buffaloes would have probably been happier to see Lynch sit this one out, as the senior ran up his most catches since…
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