The Wildcats scored late in the fourth quarter to break a tie and take a 34-27 win over Lee Friday night. Ijenea Wooley led Lee, completing 15 of 29 passes for 288 yards and one interception. He also carried the ball 12 times for 136 yards and three touchdowns. Ja’Kenan Davis also had a big night, carrying 12 times for 83 yards and a score and catching five passes for 104 yards.
Splendora broke a 0-0 tie in the second quarter and began a scoring outburst that would end with a 21-14 halftime lead for the home team. Wooley tied the game 7-7 on a 57-yard run and Davis hit pay dirt from 10 yards to tie the game at 14.
Lee took some momentum in the third, pulling within 21-20 on a Wooley 2-yard run. The extra point failed but the Ganders caught a break, somewhat. Splendora scored in the fourth to take a 27-20 lead but got greedy, going for a two-point conversion that failed.
Lee took advantage and tied the game at 27 after a Wooley 19-yard run and the extra point. It was Splendora’s night however as it took the lead late in the fourth and held on for the win.
Montrel Motton had seven receptions for 119 yards. Elijah Partida added two receptions for 46 yards. Lee will return to action Friday when it travels to Galena Park.
Barbers Hill 42, Montgomery 21
The Eagles notched their first win of the season, spoiling Montgomery’s home opener in a 42-21 win. The Eagles went into the half tied 14-14 and dominated the second half, outscoring the Bears 28-7.
The passing attack proved fruitful for Barbers Hill as it racked up 337 yards in the air with five touchdowns and one interception. Hayden Johnson did most the damage on the evening. The Eagles added 85 on the ground to keep the Bears honest. Cohn Betz scored one on the ground for Barbers Hill.
Dalton Holland and Christian Rhodes each had two touchdown receptions. Cameron Cauley also had one in the win.
Barbers Hill will be back in action Friday when it hosts Kingwood Park.
Edna 42, Anahuac 6
ANAHUAC — The Cowboys came out strong, rolling up an early 18-0 lead and cruising to a 42-6 road win to drop Anahuac to 1-1 on the season.
Corenthos Hill scored a touchdown in the second quarter to pull Anahuac to within 18-6 in the second quarter. It would prove to be the high-water mark for the home team.
Hill finished with 33 yards to lead the team in rushing at Anahuac finished with 162 yards of total offense. The Panthers will be on the road at Bridge Creek Friday.