PARADISE, Calif. - After an extra three weeks of waiting, Paradise football kicked off its season against Enterprise.
The Bobcat's first two games were canceled due to COVID-19 in their opponent's program.
The game was originally supposed to be played Friday, but a shortage of officials pushed the game to Thursday.
While Paradise hasn't had a normal season in three years, some traditions remain constant. The players walked through the stands to get to the field.
Early in the first quarter, running back Tyler Harrison broke away for a 30-yard touchdown run. The Bobcats took a 7-0 lead.
Enterprise answered right back. Quarterback DeMarreya Lewis-Cooper found Holden Matthews in the corner of the endzone for a touchdown. That tied the game at seven.
Later in the half, Paradise had the ball stripped away by Alan Hernandez. The junior took it to the house to give the Hornets a 14-7 lead.
In the second quarter, Paradise QB Braden Gonzales aired one out to Tyler Harrison. A massive play that led to a missed field goal opportunity.
With 30 seconds left in the half, Jahari Johnson returned a punt for a Hornets touchdown.
Enterprise led 20-6 at the half.
Paradise couldn't tighten it up in the second half.
Enterprise won 42-28.
The Hornets advance to 2-0 while the Bobcats fall to 0-1.