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Injuries strike again, hurt Tharptown in 41-6 loss to Cherokee

Bart Moss

For the FCT

The Tharptown Wildcats fell to the Cherokee Indians 41-6 on homecoming Friday night.

Already reeling from the loss of starting quarterback Kelby Hallmark, Tharptown suffered another major blow Friday night.  Midway through the second quarter, backup quarterback and defensive back Alan Bohannan had to be carried off the field in an ambulance after getting hit in the back of the head at the end of a play.

The Indians led the Wildcats 6-0 at the end of the first quarter in a game that was shaping up to be a defensive battle. After the loss of Bohannon things went south for the Wildcats in a hurry.

Cherokee scored twice in the last four and half minutes of the second quarter to give the Indians a 20-0 halftime lead.

Cherokee would score three more times in the third quarter to extend their lead to 41-0.

Tharptown would get their lone score late in the game. After Mike Rice knocked off a big run falling just short of the goal line, the Wildcats went in reverse. Faced with a fourth and goal from the 22 yard line, Chris Freeman hit Trent Miller on a 22-yard touchdown pass.

Matthew Brasuell led the Wildcats with 11 carries and 62 yards on the ground.  Mike Rice added 53 yards on 13 carries.

The Wildcats fall to 3-2 on the season.

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