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    Yorktown’s Josh Garcia (2) handles the ball during last Friday’s (Jan. 3) game against the Yoakum Bulldogs. Photo by Robert Proctor/Yorktown New-View

Wildcats dominate Yoakum Bulldogs

By Robert Proctor

Yorktown News-View

Playing schools of larger classifications has been the norm for Yorktown during their non-district schedule. Coming out of the Christmas break, the Wildcats have won five of six games, including last Friday’s home win over a fellow DeWitt County foe, Yoakum.

Yorktown led by 12 at halftime against the 3A Bulldogs before only adding to it in the second half. The Wildcats increased their dominant effort to a 20 point advantage heading to the final quarter before winning by 25 points, 71-46.

At halftime, coach Jeremy Bailey discussed with his team an emphasis on defense which seemingly coupled with their offensive outburst.

“The guys came out in the third quarter, and they did it,” Bailey said. “We scored 22 points and gave up 14 [in the third], but the energy level was better.”

Before facing Yoakum, Yorktown went 3-1 at the Goliad tournament and earned third place before adding a win over Karnes City the day before playing the Bulldogs. UIL [University Interscholastic Leage] requires a five-day layoff during the Christmas break. Yorktown came right back on Dec. 26 to practice in preparation for the Goliad tournament.

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