By Payton Shays
The New London Wildcats grabbed another conference win on Friday with their first shut-out of the year over the Monroeville Eagles. The Wildcats defeated their opponents 36-0.The Cats now move their overall record to 3-5 and their conference record to 3-2. The game started off with the ball in the hands of the Wildcats. Derek Phillips made a 20 yard advance to the eight yard line and then ran the final eight yards into the endzone. Monroeville had barely started their attempt when DJ Yates had an interception for the Cats at the 36 yard line. Both teams had failed attempts at scoring until senior Tanner Green caught a pass at the five yard line and ran it in for another New London touchdown with 1:14 left in the first. Phillips caught a pass in the endzone for the extra two points, the score advanced to New London 16, Monroeville 0. New London made small advances all through the second quarter to plant them on the 31 yard line. Jacob Molnar then made the 31 yard touchdown run with 3:56 left in the half, the extra point attempt was blocked haulting the score at 22-0. Yates had another interception at the 27 yard line. Julian Molnar then had a 20 yard run to the 20 yard line. Julian caught a pass from Josh Hamilton in the endzone for the final touchdown of the half with 22 seconds left. Phillips caught the pass for the extra two points the score ending the half at 30-0. The third quarter brought a running clock for the rest of the game as the Wildcats were up by 30. The two teams battled through a scoreless third quarter and into the fourth. The quarter started with a 57 yard run by Nate Thomas to the Wildcat seven yard line. Nate McIntosh ran the ball into the endzone with 9:20 left in the game to get to the final score of 36-0. Friday the team will take on the Plymouth Big Red in an away competition.