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Westview handles Gresham 49-28
The Wildcats put up 21 points in the third quarter to seal the victory
Gresham had its chances Friday night against Westview, but struggled to capitalize on mistakes during a 49-28 loss to the Wildcats.
The Gophers kept the game tied early by blocking a field goal at the end of the first quarter. But the teams ensuing drive ended with a fumble, which Westview would turn into a quick touchdown and a 14-7 lead.
Later in the first half, Greshams Trevor Nannini picked off a pass near the goal line and raced through white shirts for a long return. But a series of incomplete passes talled the Gophers near midfield.
After a Gresham punt, Westview receiver Jacob Short turned a short catch into a 42-yard gain.
The Wildcats were knocking on the door again.
Fullback Trevor Bovero found his way into the end zone on a 5-yard bulldoze through the middle.
The Wildcats put the game out of reach with three more touchdowns in the third quarter.
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