Unrivaled: Wildcats stun No. 2 Childress in final seconds of Battle of the Black and Blue

Wildcat Stadium was standing-room only Friday night as No. 4 Canadian (6-1, 2-0) hosted undefeated No. 2 Childress (6-1, 1-1). Crowds from both communities packed in like sardines, lining the bowl of the stadium shoulder-to-shoulder just to catch a glimpse of the premier game in the state.
Fans and press alike excitedly speculated on the outcome as kickoff neared. History pointed in a singular direction, as the Wildcats not only led the series 9-6, but had claimed the last seven-consecutive meetings. In 2017 alone, the Wildcats handled the Bobcats twice, dumping their rivals 35-20 during district play, and 27-15 in the state quarterfinal.
History was right.
Despite the Bobcats’ best efforts, Canadian emerged triumphant in an instant classic, defeating the Bobcats 31-30 in such dramatic fashion to turn Big Blue Nation…

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