Williamsport edges Catoctin
By CURT HORNBECKER / Staff Correspondent
WILLIAMSPORT - Consistent is not the right word to describe Williamsport's defensive effort Friday night, but Eric Michael can live with it.
Catoctin scored on a pair of three-play drives totaling 97 yards but, with the game on the line, the Wildcats stiffened, preserving a 19-12 win over the Cougars in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game.
Twice in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats' defense denied a possible Catoctin scoring opportunity.
"I keep harping on them about our tradition of playing good defense," said Michael. "We're a young team. We have a bunch of guys playing in their first varsity game."
The critical defensive stand came late in the fourth period, when a Kevin Favorite fumble recovery gave Catoctin a first down on its 47, but Williamsport limited the Cougars to just six yards in four plays to clinch the win.