‘Cats can’t get it done second half

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 24, 2001

Saturday, November 24, 2001


A 37-yard pinpoint pass from Jamal Pittman

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to Tim Mingo with 16 seconds remaining put Columbia up 15-14 over

Wilkinson County at the half, a lead

it would not relinquish.

The homestanding Wildcats knocked off the previously unbeaten

Wildcat visitors 36-14 to advance to the 3A semifinals against


Wilkinson County responded when Carl Cage punched the ball into

the end zone from 12 yards out. Dent hit a wide-open Jones for

the tying two-point conversion.

WCHS opened its next drive with a 40-yard punt return by James

Jones, putting the ball at the Columbia 17.

A 16-yard gain by Cage moved it to the 1, and, two plays later,

he crossed the goal line, giving his team a 14-8 lead, but it

was not to be.

The win pushes Columbia’s record to 11-2, while Wilkinson County

finishes the year 11-1.