Wildcats win home opener
Whitkoâ€™s Wawasee transfer Garrett Elder (10), freshman, had a stand-out performance in his first game as a Wildcat. Elder scored two touchdowns in Whitkoâ€™s 46-24 win. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko newcomer Garrett Elder debuted his varsity Wildcat career in prime fashion in Friday nightâ€™s home opener against Three Rivers Conference opponent Manchester.
Elder, a freshman receiver and safety, tacked on two touchdowns in Whitkoâ€™s 46-24 win.
Elder transferred from Wawasee High School two weeks ago, and played with the junior varsity squad last week, before seeing varsity minutes Friday.
He caught 2-of-4 passes for 72 yards, and also added some special teams yardage with two kick returns for 22 yards.
Defensively, he had two tackles.
After Manchester scored a quick TD in the opening two minutes of the game, Whitko answered with a 32-yard touchdown pass to Elder with 4:15 to go in the first quarter to tie the game at 7.
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