Wildcats Fall To Rockets In Season Opener, Join Together As Part Of Pregame Military Tribute

(Above image) Wildcats and Rockets join in presenting the Stars and Stripes during tribute to military

The Central Clarion Wildcats traveled to Slippery Rock on Friday (August 27th) and fell to the Rockets 38-7.

Wildcats and Rockets entering the field with Old Glory waving in the background

There was no score after one, but the Rockets scored seventeen unanswered points in the second quarter, on two touchdowns, with both points after being successful, and a 45 yard field goal.

Two more Slippery Rock touchdowns, with successful PATs, moved the score to 31-0, through three. Another Rocket touchdown in the fourth moved the score to 38-0.

Central set the final at 38-7, on a three yard touchdown run by Ryan Hummell, at 5:57 and the successful point after.

Opening kickoff

Breckin Rex carried the ball 11 times for 94 yards, with Hummell grabbing three passes for 23 yards.

The Wildcats will return to action, this Friday (September 3rd), as they travel to Moniteau.

Slippery Rock had a wonderful Military Tribute prior to the game.

The Slippery Rock Fire Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Team displayed a huge American flag from a hook and ladder truck. They honored service current members and Veterans, with approximately twenty to twenty-five of these heroes lined up on the field as their names, branch in which they served and years of service were announced.

They also mentioned Wildcats’ player Hayden Haines, who has committed to enter military service as soon as he graduates, as a member of the U.S. Army.

Slippery Rock fan section with a wonderful banner!!!

Then, all current military personnel and Veterans, throughout the stadium (Central Clarion or Slippery Rock), were asked stand and be recognized for their service.

As part of the fine patriotic ceremonies, the Rockets and Wildcats joined together to present the Stars and Stripes on the field as the Slippery Rock Band played the National Anthem.

Great tribute to our military!!!!

Huge American Flag displayed by the Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Company & Rescue Team!!!