Springwood runs over Cornerstone Christian

Published 12:07 am Saturday, August 25, 2018

LANETT — The Springwood School Wildcats controlled the tempo of the game from the start. On Friday night, the team improved to 2-0 on the young season and defeated Cornerstone Christian, 42-10.

The Wildcats were led by the sophomore and senior attack of O.J. Tolbert and Dylan Anderson. Both backs scored two first-half touchdowns and three each before the night ended.

The backs will be depended on heavily this season in new head coach John Gartman’s Wing-T offense.

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After last week’s season-opening win against Success Unlimited, Gartman said that he had the worst coaching performance of his career and that he wasn’t satisfied by the team’s performance. After this week’s win, however, he had a more positive tone about the Wildcats.

“We handled the ball better than last week,” Gartman said. “But too many penalties. We showed flashes of being a good team, [we] just have to do it consistently.”

Kannon Key and Chalyb Lenker led the defense on the night with four solo tackles each. Key finished the night with eight total, while Lenker had five total. Sam Leva had six tackles as well on the night.

After a week off, the Wildcats will return to action on Sept. 7 to host Edgewood Academy.