Bobcats pound Chaps, 49-14

Aubrey-Celina box score

By David Hausman

Contributing Writer

     The Aubrey Chaparrals didn’t have the depth to keep up with the fast paced Celina Bobcats Friday night as they fell 49-14 to their District 10-3A foe.

     The Chaparrals came into the game with their top two running backs on the shelf, and lost another one when Phillip Wilds was carted off with an injury.

     That left Matt Duncan to tote the load for the remainder of the game. He responded with 117 yards and a touchdown for Aubrey, but it was not enough to keep up with the fast-paced Bobcats.

     “We are down to our fourth team running back,” said Aubrey coach Mike Segleski. “We are having to come up with all kinds of crazy stuff to run the offense. We just tried to piece it together in the second half.”

     The two teams were tagged for 10 personal fouls in a physical first half with two Aubrey players — Cole Cannon and Chancy Hull — being ejected. That left the Chaparrals even more short-handed.

     It proved too much as the Bobcats ran away from Aubrey in the second half.

     “It was a tough game. We got frustrated by some things,” Segleski said.

     The Chaparrals scored once in each half.

     Mason Robinson hit Cole Cannon on a 71-yard pass to trim Celina’s lead to 21-7.

     “That was a good throw by Mason. We saw the safety trying to cut in to Cole so we called that play and he ran it perfectly. It came out just like we planned it,” Segleski said.

     Duncan scored late in the second half to cap an 11-play drive that covered 72 yards. Duncan ran for all but two yards on the drive.

     The defense held the potent Celina rushing game to just 131 yards, but they could not stop the Bobcat quarterback Nathan Elliot. Elliot threw for 306 yards and three touchdowns.

     Tyler Williams was a defensive bright spot for Aubrey in the first quarter as he intercepted a pass at the goal line to keep the score 7-0 at the time.

     Even with the loss, Aubrey controls its own destiny to get the playoffs.

     “We just have to go back to the drawing board to see what we can come up with,” Segleski said.