The El Dorado Wildcats ran into a brick wall Friday night in their Homecoming game in a 56-0 loss to the Baldwin Bulldogs.


The El Dorado Wildcats ran into a brick wall Friday night in their Homecoming game in a 56-0 loss to the Baldwin Bulldogs.
The Wildcats never had an answer in the first half of stopping either quarterback Ryan Rovers or running back Josh Hoffman. Rovers ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third before intermission, while Hoffman also had two rushing touchdowns for Baldwin (4-0).
El Dorado coach Zack Hood said although the Wildcats (0-4) had a sound game plan, it wasn’t completely executed by the players.
 “I think a lot of it is that we had those kids in good positions, but we’re trying to do those things and we just didn’t execute,” Hood said. “It was one of those deals that we had 35 missed tackles in the game and I don’t care who you are, if you re going to have missed tackles, you’re not going to win too many ballgames.”
Hood said he gave full credit to the bigger Bulldogs and he said it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Baldwin go far into the playoffs this season.
“They were big and physical and I think it showed Friday night,” Hood said. “It was one of those deals where I give full credit to Baldwin. They are a good ball club and it would surprise me if Baldwin is not a team that it would not surprise me if they are in the semifinals or the final. I would like to be a carbon copy of them a few years down the road.”
Hood also said he knows the frustration of not winning can get to any team, but the Wildcats still come into Saturday morning practice with positive attitudes.
“As long as we have those things intact, we always give ourselves a chance,” Hood said. “It’s a building progress and Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is this program.”