Whitehouse Dominates on Defense En Route to 34-7 Win Over Rival Chapel Hill
[By Larry Krantz, Special to ETSN.fm]
TYLER -- Whitehouse defensive back Javier Neal intercepted two passes and returned one for a touchdown as the Wildcats defeated the Chapel Hill Bulldogs, 34-7, in non-district action Friday night at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler.
Isaac LIttle also returned an interception for a touchdown as the Wildcats improved to 2-0 this season.
Chapel Hill quarterback Jaxon Heckel threw four interceptions, which turned out to be the difference in the game.
Heckel gave the Bulldogs an early 7-6 lead with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Austin Dobbs which capped a 4-play, 28-yard drive off of a Whitehouse fumbled punt attempt.
Whitehouse quarterback Tanner Roach, who entered the season in an three-way battle for the starting position, appeared to have locked up the starting job with a 16-for-30 night passing for 193 yards including touchdown passes of 8 and 64 yards to Zach Parker, who finished with seven catches for 102 yards.
It was not all good news for Whitehouse, however, which lost its second starting running back to an injury in as many weeks when Clayton Cook was chased down from behind at the end of a 40-yard run in the first quarter. Running back Javian Miles was injured early in the season-opener and will reportedly miss 6-8 weeks with a broken leg.
Whitehouse is at Carthage next Friday night. Chapel Hill (1-1) plays host to Tatum.