Wearing No. 4, fleet-footed freshman Wyatt Boatman scored seven touchdowns and had more than 200 yards rushing to help the Medina Bobcats beat Winston School San Antonio 70-24 at home on Friday, Sept. 13.
The 5-foot, 8-inch, 130-pound ninth grader was like the road runner to the Eagles’ coyote – just too fast to catch- well most of the time.
An energized Medina team and its fans were ready to make a strong statement after Leakey overwhelmed the Bobcats 45-0 in a game abbreviated by the University Interscholastic League, 45-point Mercy Rule on Sept. 6.
Boatman, behind strong Medina blocking, scored on a 66-yard run on the game’s first play.
With the point after successful, Medina claimed a quick 8-0 lead that would increase almost nine-fold in the abbreviated game that ended halfway through the third quarter thanks to the same Mercy Rule that stopped play Sept. 6.
Four other Bobcats scored touchdowns rushing, receiving or passing to build the lopsided score.
They were: Nate Aguilar-10 carries for 42 yards, one TD; Austin Horton- one carry for 60 yards, one TD; Britton Wickham-13-15 passing for 137 yards, two TDs; Wyatt Martin- one reception for 7 yards, one TD.
Boatman had four TDs rushing, one receiving, one on an interception and 50-yard return, and one TD on a 75-yard kickoff return.
A strong Bobcat defense kept the Eagles off balance throughout much of the game.
Tackle and assist totals for Medina included: Dawson Simons- six assists, one solo; Aguilar-three assists, three solos; Wickham-one assist, one solo; Jacob Hinds-five assists, four solos; Horton-five assists, five solos; Boatman- two assists, one solo; and Martin - three assists, three solos.
Medina had 313 yards rushing and 160 yards receiving, for a total offense performance of 473 yards.
Bobcat Football Coach Kurt Nichols was happy but also pragmatic after the game.
“In the Leakey game, we saw a lot of things we did to hurt ourselves. For this game, I told the players if this team does what it is capable of, we will move the ball and make the tackles, and we did.
“We had good team effort on offense and defense, but we also have some really tough games in the coming weeks and need to be ready.”
Medina travels to Kerr-ville this Friday, Sept. 20, for a game with the Our Lady of the Hills Hawks.