Cavemen claim victory over the Rebels in Sharp County battle

Monday, October 25, 2021

By Bob Mitchum

The Cave City Caveman won their home conference game against Highland Rebels 35-20.

Highland scored 6 points in the first quarter. Both teams scored 6 points in the second quarter, and Highland led 12-6. Each team scored 8 points in the third quarter, and Highland led 20-14. Cave City scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and held Highland scoreless making the final score 35-20.

Cave City faced 4th down on Highland’s 25-yard line with nine minutes to go in the first quarter. Cave City turned possession over on downs. Cave City recovered a fumble by Highland and had the ball on Highland’s 30-yard line. Highland made a tackle for loss. Cave City had the ball on Highland’s 45-yard line. Later in the quarter, Cave City punted to Highland. Highland had the ball on their own 20-yard line. Highland completed a 65-yard pass for a touchdown to lead 6-0 at the end the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, Cave City recovered a fumble by Highland and had the ball on its own 25-yard line. Cave City turned possession over on downs. Highland had the ball on their own 45-yard line. With about eight minutes remaining in the second quarter, Cave City turned possession over on downs. Highland had the ball on their own 45-yard line. With about four minutes remaining in the second quarter, Cave City completed a 10-yard pass for a touchdown to tie the score at 6-6. With under a minute to go in the first half, Highland completed a pass for a touchdown. Highland led 12-6 at halftime.

With about six minutes remaining in the third quarter, Highland scored a 20 Yd Rushing touchdown. Highland extended the lead to 20-6. Cave City, with about five minutes to go in the quarter, had a first down on Highland’s 2-yard line. Cave City scored on a 1-yard rushing touchdown, and the score was 20-14 at the end of the third quarter.

Early in fourth quarter, Cave City scored a passing touchdown, and the Cave City led 20-21. With about eight minutes remaining in fourth quarter, Cave City scored a passing touchdown and led 28-20. With around three minutes remaining, Cave City scored a rushing touchdown and extended its lead to 35-20 which was the final score.

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