Don Bosco picked up where the Dons left off in 2012 -- beating Clarksville 64-14 in their season opener. Janesville has had two weeks to prepare for the powerful Dons.
The Wildcats haven't played since beating Central Elkader 54-12 two weeks ago, and it showed early. On the seventh play of the first drive, the Dons' Jake Hogan drops back and finds number 18 Travis Havel in the clear for a 33-yard touchdown.
The two-point conversion attempt failed, and the Dons were up 6-0.
Don Bosco's defense then forced the Wildcats to go four and out with a nice defensive stuff from number 37 Mitchell Corkery.
Two plays later, Hogan drops back to pass for the Dons and the ball is tipped by Wildcat's number 11 Josiah Hovenga for a play of the week nominee...He takes it from 28 yards out to pay dirt...Touchdown. The extra point made it Janesville 7, the Dons 6.
Six plays later, the cheering halts. The Dons strike again through the air from eight yards out to Hogan's favorite target number 18, Havel.
12-7, Don Bosco takes the lead and once again the two-point conversion fails.
The Wildcats received great field position and only two minutes later, number 86 Jack Thode receives a beautiful pass for a 25-yard touchdown strike. The extra point made it 14-12 Wildcats.
Roughly 30 seconds later the Dons strike again -- Hogan finds his main man for his third touchdown through the air in the first quarter to who else...Travis Havel. The two-point conversion fails but the Dons take the lead 18-14.
In the second quarter the Wildcats pull within one after this 27-yard field goal is good, making it 18-17 Dons.
Hogan goes back to the air only a few minutes later for a 13-yard touchdown to number 15 Zack Hickson. Bosco takes the lead 25-17 after the Dons make their very first attempt of the season extra point.
Don Bosco goes on to win a wild one...65 to 49.
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