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Wildcats overpower Vikings 45-28

November 10, 2012
By DEVON CRUMPACKER - Special to the Breeze , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Estero Wildcats readied themselves for next week's playoffs with a 45-28

victory over the Bishop Verot Vikings Friday night.

Verot struck first, after a balanced offensive attack on the opening drive

of the game, with a one-yard plunge by hard-nosed fullback Marc Krispinsky.

Estero quickly answered with a tying touchdown. After a heavy dose of runs

by Wildcat workhorse Eric McFadden and a 40-yard reception by McFadden,

Christian Philips scored on a two-yard quarterback keeper to tie the game.

Estero scored in the second quarter on another two-yard run, this time by


Verot responded quickly with a 60-yard kickoff return by Justin Hutchins

putting the Vikings on Esteros 40-yard line. A penalty took the Vikings

into the redzone. They capitalized by lining up D.J. Oceant-Kelly at

quarterback and calling his number. Oceant-Kelly scored on an easy 14-yard

run to again tie the game 14-14.

More sloppy penalties stunted the Wildcats throughout the second quarter.

After two separate 40-yard plays (one a touchdown) were called back for

Estero holding, McFadden fumbled the ball in Verot territory and the Vikings

recovered. A 46-yard bomb to receiver Luke Labreche took the Vikings to the

1-yard line, where the Krispinsky pounded it in for the touchdown.

The Vikings made some mistakes of their own. A muffed kickoff after the

score resulted in a 60-yard touchdown return by defensive back Jason Moore.

Estero put up points one more time before the half ended, with a 15-yard

field goal by Ricky Lopez with 21 seconds left. Estero led 24-21.

Neither team came out with much life in the second half. Both defenses

played stout, though there were no turnovers. Neither team's offense managed

to put a single point on the board until the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats, who had been milking the three-point lead with a run heavy

offense, scored on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Christian Philips to

receiver Ricky Lopez, on a broken play.

Verot managed one last push in the fourth quarter, scoring on a 37-yard pass

from quarterback Quinn Farrell to Oceant-Kelly, who was man-covered.

The Wildcats quickly piled on two more TDs to break things open and end

their regular season with a victory. Philips hooked up with Jason Correll

for a 23-yard passing score. Philips also ran for a touchdown with under two

minutes left in the game.

The Wildcats play next Friday at Immokalee in the regional quarterfinals.

Bishop Verot 7 14 0 7 28

Estero 7 17 0 21 45

First Quarter

BV Marc Krispinsky 1 run

EST Christian Philips 2 run

Second Quarter

EST Eric McFadden 2 run

BV D.J. Oceant-Kelly 14 run

BV Krispinsky 1 run

EST Jason Moore 60 kickoff return

EST FG, Ricky Lopez 15

Fourth Quarter

EST Lopez 10 pass from Christian Philips

BV Oceant-Kelly 37 pass Quinn Farrell

EST Jason Correll 23 pass from Philips

EST Philips 11 run



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