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Wildcats pitch a shutout in third win, 21-0 over Grizzlies

It takes the Cats a while to get going, but their defense allows them plenty of time to win

ROCK CREEK - It was a day for defense on Friday and Westview was more than up to the task.

The Wildcat football team improved its non-league record to 3-0 Friday night by shutting down and shutting out McMinnville 21-0 at Westview High School.

'That was a pretty good McMinnville team. That's our best win so far,' Westview coach Jon Evans said.

While the Wildcat 'D' held the Grizzlies (1-2) without a point and limited McMinnville, coming off a 33-7 win over Sprague, to just 169 total yards, it took Westview's offense a while to get going too. After a scoreless first quarter, a quarter in which Spencer Arns stopped one McMinnville threat with an interception in the end zone, the Wildcats finally got on the scoreboard late in the second when senior wide receiver Dan Wells hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Josh Hill and Josh Parshall added the extra point for a 7-0 lead at the half.

Westview was back in the end zone at the start of the third quarter too, taking the opening possession of the period and capping it with a 1-yard Hill run and Parshall kick to lead 14-0. The drive included 14 plays and took more than six minutes off the game clock.

'The key for us was when we came out at the start of the third quarter and drove down and scored,' Evans said.

The Wildcats added their third TD, a 1-yard run by Kaale Papas, in the fourth quarter for the final 21-0 margin.

Duane Prewitt led Westview with 86 yards rushing on 21 carries, Hill connected on 14-of-23 passes with one TD and one interception, and Andrew Jones led his team with three catches for 62 yards.

Westview plays at North Medford at 7:30 p.m. Friday in its final non-league game.