By Payton Shays
The Wildcat football team ended their four game losing streak by taking down conference rival Western Reserve on Friday.This gives the Cats an overall record of 2-4 and a conference record of 1-2. The Riders made the first move for the game at the end of the first quarter of action. Western made a five yard run into the end zone with 25 seconds left of the clock to put them up 6-0 entering the second quarter after a failed PAT. The Cats got on the scoreboard in the beginning of the second after a 40 yard touchdown run from Jacob Molnar. New London missed the point after attempt to tie the score at 6-6. The Riders would reach their final score with 46 seconds to go in the first half with a successful field goal attempt to give them a 9-6 advantage heading into intermission. The Wildcats held the Riders scoreless in the second half of action. Neither team was successful in advancing in the third quarter which left the score at 9-6 leading into the last quarter of play. The Riders had a touchdown called back due to a penalty flag for holding in the third. Molnar was the hero on Friday night due to a six yard run for his, as well as the team's, second touchdown of the night to steer the Cats ahead of the Riders with 2:50 left to play. The Cats went for the two-point conversion and were successful in their attempt to put them at a 14-9 advantage. The Riders made small advances at the end of the fourth but came up short giving the Cats a 14-9 conference victory. This was a victory head coach Brad Pickens always searches for as Western Reserve is his alma matter. The Cats face off against their conference foe Monroeville who is at the top of the conference along with the St. Paul Flyers as each team is 3-0 in league play.