WATTS — Exploding for 62 points in one half, Watts crushed Welch 62-6 in a high school football game here Friday, Aug. 31.

“They were very, very aggressive,” Welch head coach David Hindman said, noting that only nine players suited up the game and just three had playing experience.

“This was a big change for them,” Hindman said. “In both scrimmages, we didn’t run into this kind of team.”

Dakota Arnold’s 50-yard kickoff return (the game was played on an 80-yard field) in the second quarter provided the Wildcats with their only points in the game.

“He got some blocks and hit the hole hard,” Hindman said. “He found a crease and went.”

The win narrowed the Welch lead in the series to 28-9, dating back to 1980 — the first year for the Wildcats to play eight-man.

“We got down big in a hurry then in the second quarter, we finally decided we were going to get out and play some defense,” Hindman said.

He was appreciative of the fan support at the game.

“They traveled pretty well and were supportive of the kids,” he said.

Welch travels to South Coffeyville Friday, Sept. 7.