J.D., Titans too much for Cats

Jamie Theesfeld

Galva-Williamsfield had no answer for John David Draminski and the rest of the Annawan-Wethersfield football team as the Titans coasted to a 48-0 win over the Wildcats on Friday night in Annawan.

The Wildcats (1-6, 1-3) managed to contain Draminski for much of the opening quarter, until the Titans’ senior speedy back got loose for a 69-yard touchdown romp at the 31.2 mark of the period.

Draminski found the end zone again midway in the second period, reeling in a 27-yard TD pass from Sean Walker, and then tallied his third score of the game on a 30-yard run several minutes later.

The Titans scored twice more in the period and led at the intermission, 34-0.

“They got rolling and we weren’t able to stop them,” said Galva-Williamsfield coach Jeff Schmulbach.

“We came out and played well defensively,” he added. “Then we gave up the big score, have a letdown and can’t bounce back. That seems to be the case in the last few years.

“We knew with their big-plan potential, they would get a few long ones on us. Unfortunately, they got more than what we wanted them to.”

On the other hand, the Wildcats  had very few big plays in the game. managing just 134 yards offensively.

“When you give up the big plays and can’t get anything going, it makes for a long night,” Schmulbach said.

Schmulbach praised the Titans, who improved to 5-2 overall, 3-1 in the West Prairie Trail Northeast Division.

“They’re a solid ballclub,” he said. “You put two already strong programs together, it just makes them a lot stronger. Physically, we weren’t able to keep up with them.”

G-W hosts Cambridge for the Wildcats’ Senior Night this Friday.