The TVCC Cardinals opened up a 17-0 first quarter lead against Cisco Saturday night and cruised to a 46-13 win.
The Cardinals simply overwhelmed Cisco on both sides of the ball.
For the fifth straight game, the Cardinal defense held the opponent under 14 points. Offensively, the return of quarterback Jeremy Hunt sparked TVCC and allowed the Cardinals to put up nearly 700 yards.
The score could have been more lopsided than it was if not for miscues by the Cardinals including allowing a block punt and committing three turnovers.
The win pushes the Cardinals conference record to 4-1 on the year and while it doesn’t guarantee TVCC a playoff spot, it certainly sets them up for a postseason run.
Next up for TVCC is Kilgore. The Cardinals will host the Rangers at Bruce Field next Saturday with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
— I’ll tell you the truth, these sorts of lopsided games — wins or loses — are my least favorite to write about. There isn’t much to really examine here, this was just an old-fashioned butt whoopin’.
— This defense is playing at a championship level. In five consecutive conference games, the Cardinal Darkside has allowed just 10, 14, 8, 10, and 13 points.
— To give you just one stat that shows how dominate this defense is, Cisco was just 5-for-25 on third and fourth down Saturday night.
— The Cardinals got fumble recoveries from Marcus Davis and Race Moser.
— TVCC was really happy to get Jeremy Hunt back. He had three touchdown passes and ran for a touchdown.
— Here is your Cardinal scoring summary:
- Nate Shelton caught a 55-yard TD pass from Jeremy Hunt.
- Cordrick Dunn had a 52-yard touchdown run.
- Jeremy Hunt had a 23-yard touchdown run.
- CJ Williams caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Jeremy Hunt.
- Willie Cherry caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Jeremy Hunt.
- Eddie Godina had field goals of 35, 43, 47, and 27 yards.