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Wildcats can't shake turnover bug as Dots score late for the win

Logan's Chase Hatfield (6) makes a diving catch in the Wildcats 26-20 road loss to Poca Friday night at Bob Lemley Field at O.O. White Stadium (Photo Courtesy of Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moments Photos).

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

POCA Sophomore running back Brad Jones scored on a 3-yard run with 49 seconds as the Poca Dots defeated the Logan Wildcats 26-20 on Friday night at Bob Lemley Field at O.O. White Stadium.

After the Wildcats had pulled even, 20-20, on Adam Baisden’s 40-yard touchdown pass to Caden Justice with 5:37 left, Poca’s Spencer Jones returned the ensuing kickoff 36-yards to the Logan 50 as the Dots marched 50 yards in 10 plays that took 4:50 off the clock.

It was the second rushing touchdown of the game for Jones, who also scored on a 12-yard run in the second quarter to give Poca a 14-7 with 1:39 to play before halftime.

Poca benefitted from five Logan turnovers, including a Daniel Burns 25-yard fumble return with 1:22 before halftime that put the Dots up 20-7 at the break.

With the win, Poca improved to 2-2 and matched last season’s win total.

Despite falling behind by 13 points in the first half, Logan sophomore quarterback Adam Baisden led the Wildcats to 13 second half points to tie the contest in the fourth.

Baisden completed 22 of 36 passes for 288 yards, one touchdown and one interception and also ran for 72 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown.

Cross Conn’s 1-yard touchdown with 3:05 to play in the third quarter brought Logan to within 20-14. Conn finished the game with 32 yards on nine carries and caught three passes for 24 yards.

Justice and Rylee Jones each caught seven passes for the Wildcats. Justice had 92 receiving yards and Jones 83 yards while Chase Hatfield caught four passes for 62 yards.

Poca got on the board first with a 16-yard from Preston Bonnett to take a 7-0 lead with 6:09 to play in the opening quarter.

Bonnett ran for 235 yards on 35 carries and one touchdown while Peyton Cook completed 9 of 18 passes for 92 yards.

Logan tied the score on Baisden’s 8-yard run with 5:04 to play in the first quarter.

Poca travels to Roane County this coming Friday night while Logan, who fell to 1-2 with the loss, will host reigning Cardinal Conference champion Winfield.

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