Oakman offense lights up R.C. Hatch
by W. Brian Hale
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Oakman quarterback Jase Trotter had a hand in six touchdowns in the Wildcats' 69-6 win over R.C. Hatch on Friday, throwing five touchdown passes and rushing for another score. Photo by Jason Clark
Oakman quarterback Jase Trotter had a hand in six touchdowns in the Wildcats' 69-6 win over R.C. Hatch on Friday, throwing five touchdown passes and rushing for another score. Photo by Jason Clark
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OAKMAN — The seventh-ranked Oakman Wildcats’ 69-6 rout of the R.C. Hatch Bobcats was the type of victory a head coach could be proud of.

Oakman dominated every facet of the contest at Hosea Collins Field — rolling up 469 yards of offense, led by quarterback Jase Trotter’s six-touchdown performance. Trotter completed 7-of-11 passes for 235 yards and five touchdowns through the air. He also added a touchdown on the ground. His top receiving target was Purvis Coger, who hauled in three passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Austin led the Oakman rushers with 13 carries for 70 yards.

The Wildcat defense proved equally as impressive on the night — holding the Bobcats to 139 total yards, recording ten tackles for a loss and three interceptions as a team. Garrett Martin led Oakman in tackles with five, while Austin recorded four tackles and had two interceptions.

“Jase did a great job getting the ball to our receivers tonight and though we struggled in running the ball early in the game, we were eventually able to rush well after picking up the touchdowns through the air,” Oakman coach Mark Hastings said. “We played pretty good defense through the game — we were able to get good penetration several times and were able to create turnovers off of R.C. Hatch’s mistakes. All in all, it was a very good night.”

The Wildcats scored 28 points in the first quarter, taking the initial drive 53 yards on 8 plays, with Trotter connecting with Austin on a 29-yard touchdown pass — giving Oakman the 7-0 lead.

After holding the Bobcats to a punt on the next series, Trotter found Deontre’ Muse on a 58-yard strike, extending the lead to 14-0.

Midway through the quarter, Trotter went to the air again, finding Coger on a 71-yard touchdown pass — pushing Oakman further ahead, 21-0.

The Wildcats’ final score of the quarter came on a six-play, 20 yard drive, with Matthew Wilson taking the ball in on a two-yard run for the 28-0 advantage.

The scoring resumed in the beginning of the second quarter, as Trotter scored on the ground on a three-yard run to allow Oakman to remain in command, 35-0.

On the following series, Austin grabbed his first interception of the contest, setting up a five-play, 20-yard drive that ended with Trotter connecting with Quinton Harris on a five-yard strike. Two series later, Wilson connected on a field goal for the 45-0 lead.

The Bobcats score their only touchdown of the game on the final series of the half on a 14-yard pass, but were unable to connect on the extra point for the 45-6 halftime score.

Oakman was able to stifle R.C. Hatch’s opening drive of the second half and took over at the Bobcats’ 10-yard line. Four plays later, Wilson connected on another field goal to put the Wildcats further ahead, 48-6.

After holding R.C. Hatch on downs on the next series, Trotter and Coger connected again on a 35-yard touchdown pass, giving the Wildcats the 55-6 lead.

On R.C. Hatch’s next possession, Coger recorded his third score of the game, stripping a Bobcat receiver of the ball and returning it 40 yards for a defensive touchdown. Wilson’s extra point gave Oakman a 62-6 advantage.

The Wildcats’ final score of the game came midway through the fourth quarter, with Martin taking the ball to the endzone on a ten-yard run — securing the 69-6 final.

The Wildcats (3-1, 2-1) step out of region play next week, hosting the Class 3A Northside Rams (3-1).