Cardinals Grounded by Wildcats

The Lindsay Cardinals started off the Lira era on a high note by defeating Immanuel 34-7. Since then the Cardinals have lost to Central Valley Christian and Shafter. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Cardinals were looking to turn things around as the Fowler Wildcats came to town.

Lindsay looked to be turning things around as the Cardinals would take the early lead against Fowler as Javier Chavez kicked a 33 yard field goal to make it 3-0 Cardinals. This would be the only time in the game the Cardinals had the lead. The Wildcats would score 20 points in the first half to head into halftime up 20-3. With Lindsay down, the Cardinals were dealt another blow as Lindsay would loss the teams leading rusher Jacob Hernandez late in the 2nd quarter due to an injury.

With Hernandez out of the game, the Cardinals would look for someone else to step it up in the backfield and carry the load. But the Cardinal running backs were held to just 13 yards on the ground with Hernandez on the sidelines. Before his injury Hernandez was able to gain 50 yards on seven attempts.

With little offense coming from the Cardinals, it was time for their defense to step up. In the third quarter Lindsay’s defense did just that. After making some adjustments at half time, the Cardinals were able to slow down the Wildcats. Fowler would get into the end zone one more time early in the third quarter to make it 27-3.

But it was already too late for Lindsay as the Cardinals fall to Fowler 27-3. Lindsay had a total of 140 offensive yards on that night.

Lindsay will be home Friday, Sept. 28 as the Cardinals take on Lira’s former team the Farmersville Aztecs. The kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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