Turnovers, mistakes cost Godley in 52-24 loss to Aubrey | Sports

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GODLEY – The Godley Wildcats were unable to weather four turnovers and also struggled to slow Aubrey’s T-wing offense as the Chaparrals claimed a 52-24 victory on Friday night.

Even though Godley racked up 425 yards of attack, had eight more first downs than Aubrey, and performed better on the third down, the Wildcats (2-3) made too many costly self-inflicted mistakes that directly resulted in touchdowns for the Chaparrals (6-0).

The biggest example of these self-inflicted mistakes came with the kick-off of the second half.

With Godley already facing a 38-7 halftime deficit, the Wildcats were called up to an unsportsmanlike penalty as the teams headed into halftime. With the 15-yard penalty applied in the opening kickoff of the third quarter, Aubrey landed a high kick that took a nasty rebound and ricocheted off a Godley player before the loose ball was finally released. Aubrey recovered in the end zone for a touchdown and a 45-7 lead just 5 seconds into the second half. It was Godley’s second lost fumble on a kick return.

The Wildcats beat the Chaparrals (249-122) and scored (17-14) in the second half, but the damage was already done.

Aubrey finished with 446 total yards, including 328 rushing yards on 47 carries. Braylon Colgrove led the Chaps with 114 rushing yards and two touchdowns in just 13 carries while Bryson Bohannon added 96 rushing yards and one touchdown in just 10 carries.

Godley started the game strong, forcing Aubrey to a three-and-out on game opener, but it was mostly downhill from there for the Wildcats.

In Godley’s first offensive play of the game, Nicholas Buzalsky’s pass was intercepted by Aubrey’s Kai Bagley and returned 32 yards for a touchdown, giving the Chaparrals a 7-0 lead just 2 minutes into the game. match.

The Wildcats had to kick on their second possession of the game and, after a 12-yard punt, Aubrey only needed three plays to score as Colgrove won on a 53-yard rush for a lead. from 14-0 with 7:19 to go. in the first trimester.

After a three-and-out from Godley, Godley’s defense forced and recovered a fumble at Aubrey 41, giving the Wildcats a golden opportunity to cut the deficit in half. But Godley returned the ball on the downs to the Chaps 22-yard line.

From there, Aubrey ran for 78 yards in seven games, highlighted by a 33-yard run from Grayson Ward, topped by a 10-yard touchdown run via Cody Smith for a 21-0 lead in the first minute. of the second quarter.

For a second straight possession, the Wildcats walked deep into Aubrey’s territory after a 37-yard reception by Drew Coleman, but fourth on the Chaps 19-yard line, Godley returned the ball to the downs again. .

Four games later and the Chaparrals were leading 28-0 after quarterback Semahj Brown scored on an eight-yard rush.

Even though things were bad for the Wildcats, it got even worse when Godley missed the kickoff that followed. Two games later Aubrey was in the end zone again, this time on a 13-yard touchdown from Colgrove for a 35-0 lead with 6:43 remaining until halftime.

Godley had his best half-time practice as the Wildcats covered 80 yards in 14 plays with Landon Thigpen making 44 of those yards, including a five-yard touchdown run to enter the board with 1:02 to play in the first half.

Aubrey quickly moved the ball into scoring territory, setting Bohannon for a 22-yard field goal with 1 second left to make it 38-7 at halftime.

After the Chaps recovered a fumble in the end zone on the second half kick-off, Godley’s offense had its biggest play of the night when Buzalsky hit Coleman on a short route, and Coleman did the rest for a 58-yard touchdown.

After a 22-yard field goal by Godley’s Bryan Maldonado increased the score to 45-17, the Chaps extended their lead to 52-17 on a 26-yard touchdown from Bohannon.

Godley’s Ethan Kazouh, who did not play in the first half, scored on a 29-yard touchdown pass from Buzalsky with 1:32 left to produce the final margin.

Buzalsky completed 21 of 38 passes for 356 yards, two touchdowns and one interception – with 258 of his passing yards in the second period.

Thigpen rushed for 75 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries and Coleman had nine receptions for 144 yards and one score.

Godley converted 7 of 14 third downs while Aubrey was 5 of 12 on the third down. The Wildcats had 23 first downs against 15 for Aubrey.

Godley will kick off the District 5-4A Division II game next week at Glen Rose (5-1) while Aubrey will kick off the District 4-4A Division II game at Celina (4-2).

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