Turnovers and a lack of a ground attack were too much for the Woodrow Wilson football team to overcome in their 35-21 loss to Kimball High School on Friday, August 31 at Franklin Stadium. Wildcat quarterback Sam Keeter kept the game close with his arm but it wasn't enough as Woodrow dropped the season opener.
Kimball scored two touchdowns - the difference in the final score - with their defense. The first came in the first quarter when Kimball returned a fumble 65-yards for a touchdown that put Woodrow in a 10-point hole. The second defensive score - a 39-yard interception touchdown return - gave Kimball the lead for good in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Sam Keeter was the best player on the field for Woodrow and almost made up for the lack of a running game. He completed 16 throws for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Both of his scores went to wide receiver Colin Spencer, who turned heads this summer at Nike SPARQ training camps and is already committed to the University of Kansas.
The Woodrow Wilson running game sorely missed senior running back Shaquille Dottin, who averaged 121 yards per game last year. No Wildcat eclipsed 50 yards rushing against Kimball and the team amassed a meager 83 yards for the game. Running back Tracy James had the most production with 32 yards on 11 carries.
Woodrow Wilson looks to bounce back from their season opening defeat when they play Fort Worth Eastern Hills at Franklin Stadium on Thursday, September 6 with kick-off at 7:00 p.m.