Wildcats thrash Dallas Lincoln in 56-26 Bi-District blowout
Following a regular season like none before, head coach Steven Hohenberger and his Paris Wildcats football team marched into Sprague Stadium in Dallas to begin their promising postseason run. On Thursday night, the Wildcats started the game at a frenetic pace and never looked back in an impressive 56-26 win over Dallas Lincoln in the Bi-District round of the playoffs.
Paris scorched the Lincoln defense for 348 total yards for the game and scored all 56 of its points in the first half. The Wildcats committed just four penalties for 20 yards in the game and gained 14 first downs on 37 total plays.
As a team, Paris rushed for 242 yards, and senior running back Zy’kius Jackson led the balanced rushing attack with 68 yards and 1 touchdown on just six attempts. K.D. Washington and Johquan Caldwell combined for 119 rushing yards, while Caldwell also caught a 15-yard pass. Lyric Tredwell ran in a touchdown from 13 yards out.
Junior quarterback Luke Hohenberger dazzled with his arm in a big way. He completed 6 of his 7 pass attempts for 106 yards and 4 touchdowns. Not only was Hohenberger efficient through the air but he also attacked with variety. The junior signal-caller completed his six passes to five different receivers. GiTaeus Young was the top target with 2 receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown.
Defensive statistics were not yet available, but Paris clamped down by limiting Lincoln to help build up a 56-14 halftime advantage. The Bi-District champion Wildcats will face a familiar foe in the Area Round. Paris will face Midlothian Heritage at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wildcat Stadium in a rare postseason home game. For more sports coverage, click here.