Whitko smothers Wabash 38-0

   SOUTH WHITLEY — Giving Whitko’s homecoming crowd something to cheer about, Whitko totally dominated winless Wabash on both sides of the ball leading the Wildcats to another win Friday night, 38-0.
   “It’s just a good total team effort tonight,” Whitko Head Coach Wayne Swender said.
   On offense, the ‘Cats' running backs controlled the offense, totaling 292 yards on the ground compared to Wabash’s minus 25.
   The ‘Cats top rusher for the night was DJ Fouce led the ground attack, racking up 118 yards and two touchdowns of his own. Quarterback Alex Stoddard went 5-for-9 and
   Whitko did well with passing as well, with quarterback Alex Stoddard completing five for nine of his attempts.
   Reciever Derek Snep made himself available with two catches, 53 yards and one touchdown.
   Wabash's offensive struggles was due in part by Whitko's stifling defense that forced the visiting Apaches to punt six times in the game. By contrast, Whitko punted once. Whitko's defense also finished the night with a total of four sacks for a loss of 39 yards.  
   “Once again, our defense just shut them down,” Swender said.
   Even ‘Cat kicker Ben Bryan got in on the fun knocking in a 33-yard field goal, as well as five extra points.
   Dakota Harmon, Ryan Bumbaugh, and Alex Stodard picked up a combined 56 yards to put Bryan in perfect field goal position.
   Whitko scored three times in the first half, the final score of the half coming at the beginning of the second quarter. Stoddard found Snep for a 25-yard touchdown pass, putting the ‘Cats up 21-0 by halftime.
   Whitko carried the momentum into the second half, picking up two more touchdowns and a field goal to complete the blowout.
   “It just comes down to size and strength, we were able to control the game,” Swender said.
   The Wildcats, now 4-1, travel to Northfield next week, looking to remain undefeated in the Three Rivers Conference.