The Bobcat football season started on Aug. 30 with a historic event — the first night game in school history. Additionally, the cats set another record the same night: the 20,767 fans in attendance were the most ever for a home opener at Bobcat Stadium. The Bobcats played Division II Chadron St., and won easily, 33-6.
The Bobcats started off strong, with a 5-yard connection from quarterback DeNarius McGhee to receiver Tray Robinson, late in the first quarter. Chadron quickly countered, making a field goal with only seconds left in the quarter. In the second quarter, McGhee threw for two more touchdowns, making the score at the break 19-3, Bobcats.
During halftime, the band got into the historical aspect of the game by playing a medley of night-themed songs. When the team exited the tunnel for the last time, the lights were fully on, and they came out to finish strong. McGhee threw for his fourth touchdown of the game in the third quarter, and running back Orenzo Davis ran into the end zone to seal the victory for the Bobcats.
McGhee finished the game with four touchdowns, and threw for 176 yards. “In the game of football there is always room to improve, no matter what the numbers appear to be,” said McGhee. “Therefore, I have to continue to work my feet and become more efficient on my reads, and that will elevate my game tremendously.”
The Bobcats play at Drake University on Sat., Sept. 8. Their next home game is the Hall of Fame game on Sept. 15 versus Stephen F. Austin State University. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.