It was Veterans Appreciation Night at Woodmont High School, and Wounded Warriors walked the game ball out to the Wildcats’ captains before the start of Friday’s game against Riverside.
The night was capped off in positive fashion for Woodmont, which defeated Riverside 14-6 in a nonregion Class AAAA game.
“It was a really good thing our booster club did to honor our veterans,” Farmer said. “Our veterans are important to us and this country. Topping it off with a win was better.”
It was the second win in three games for the Wildcats.
“We take wins any way we can get them,” Farmer said. “Our defense came through and played really well. Offensively, we are struggling a little bit right now, but a win is a win.”
The defense proved it was up for the game right away. On the Wildcats’ first possession, Riverside intercepted and had a first down on Woodmont’s 20-yard line. Despite the good field position, the Warriors were forced to kick a field goal, their first of two during the game.
With 16 seconds remaining in the first half, Woodmont quarterback Jonathan Sims completed a touchdown pass to Raquan Burris, and the Wildcats led 7-3 at the break.
“Our entire defensive unit played well,” Farmer said. “The two that really stood out were Javion Duncan and Rasheem Clark. Both those kids had an exceptional game.”
Farmer said the offense has been hurt by the absence of tackle and USC recruit Malik Young.
“Malik had a car accident and has been out for two games and will miss more,” Farmer said. “When you lose a Division I lineman, you miss him. Malik is a terrific kid and a hard worker. He just had an accident. We hope to get him back soon.”
Nonetheless, Farmer pointed out the Wildcats have already doubled their win total from last season.
Woodmont plays Wade Hampton on Friday in an away game.