Linden-Kildare Tigers maul Wolfe City Wolves 61-21

The Linden-Kildare Tigers are ahead in the turnover margin plus-9 after a 5-0 start with the defense forcing 14 takeaways and the offense giving up just five possessions.

LINDEN — LaDavian Johnson galloped for 239 yards on 12 carries for five touchdowns as the Linden-Kildare Tigers obliterated the undefeated Wolfe City Wolves 61-21 Friday at Jack Hetherington Tiger Stadium.

Johnson averaged 19.9 yards per carry along with a 59-yard scamper that padded his numbers. Johnson’s efforts were the basis of the Tigers’ 369 rushing yards.

Wolfe City’s Dylan Wilson ran for 94 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, the Wolves’ leading rusher. The Tigers out-gained the Wolves 466 to 409, though the Wolves managed 22 first downs to the Tigers’ 15. Wolfe City converted 5-of-7 on fourth downs to try to keep pace with Linden-Kildare.

The Tigers improve to 7-2 and 2-2 in the 2A-1 Region III District 9. Wolfe City drops to 8-1 on the year and 3-1 in the district, falling behind Rivercrest for the top spot in the district standings. The Tigers are tied with Honey Grove in the district standings.

Linden-Kildare finishes their season on the road versus the Boles Hornets. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. on and the Freed AM Sports app with Marlon Sullivan and Pat Roberson. A replay of the game can be heard on Saturday on KPYN 900 AM/95.5 FM at 9:30 a.m.


Scoring summary

First quarter

WCHS — Brown 27 run (Barcenas kick)

LKHS — L. Johnson 47 run (M. Johnson kick)

LKHS — Jones 42 pass from M. Johnson (M. Johnson kick)

LKHS — L. Johnson 46 run (M. Johnson kick)

LKHS — L. Johnson 24 run (M. Johnson kick)

Second quarter

LKHS — Rose 37 pass from Owen (PAT failed)

LKHS — L. Johnson 23 run (PAT failed)

Third quarter

WCHS — Wilson 1 run (Barcenas kick)

LKHS — L. Johnson 59 run (M. Johnson kick)

LKHS — Owen 22 run (M. Johnson kick)

Fourth quarter

WCHS — Williams 2 run (Barcenas kick)

LKHS — Holloway 58 run (M. Johnson kick)