The Curry County Cats know not every game will be like Saturday’s opener, but they’ll gladly take it.
The Cats opened their third season of competition on Saturday night by racing past Lubbock-based Hub City Bison 43-0 in a non-league contest at Leon Williams Stadium.
It’s the first of four consecutive Saturday night homes. Coach Paul Lopez said the next three games, all in the Professional American Football League.
“I’m pretty excited with the way tonight went,” Lopez said. “Next week we have the West Texas Outlaws. I think the next three games are going to be tough.”
The Cats jumped on the Bison early with touchdown runs of four yards from Manuel Robles and 20 yards from Phillip Williams in the opening stanza.
Quarterback John Props connected for a pair of scoring passes to Jacob Jones in the second quarter to make it 27-0 at halftime.
Morris Sharp sacked the Bison quarterback in the end zone for a safety in the third quarter and Lamont Dixon made it 36-0 later in the period with a 17-yard touchdown run.
The Cats finished off the scoring in the final period when backup quarterback Ryan Autrey capped a long scoring drive with a one-yard touchdown sneak in the final minute of play.
On defense for the Cats, Quinn Culliver had a pass interception while Dave Staugaard recovered a Bison fumble.