West Ashley High School completed its second ever regular season with a winning record last Friday night but barely missed making the playoffs. The Wildcats beat the Cane Bay Cobras 38-7 to finish the regular season 6-5 to tie their regular season record set two seasons ago. Despite having a better regular season record than numerous teams in the playoffs, the Wildcats missed getting into the post season tournament due a convoluted points system for high school football.
Against Cane Bay, the Wildcats took a 7-0 lead on an interception by Jamel Coardes and the extra point by senior place kicker Caroline Cashion. Cameron Byas added another touchdown  on a 10-yard run before half time giving West Ashley a 14-0 lead, following another Cashion PAT.
The second half opened with some trickery from Cane Bay but backfired as Malik Thompkins returned the kickoff for a West Ashley touchdown. The rest of the half was the Pedro Manigault show, as the junior quarterback gave a glimpse of what was to come in 2014 by rushing for 170 yards in the game. Manigault scored on runs of 1 and 25 yards and finished the season with more than a 1,000 rushing.
Caroline Cashion rounded out the scoring, and her Wildcat career, with a 29 yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
The 2013 campaign was one of more ups than downs for WAHS and proved that head coach Bobby Marion has the Wildcats heading in the right direction. Even in defeat this year, the Wildcats looked like a team with a purpose. It will be exciting to see what Manigault will do in his senior season. Cashion, who is also a standout soccer player for the Lady Wildcats, has committed to play soccer at The Citadel next season.

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