The 2014 Wildcats didn’t give fans a good first impression as they were shut out 47-0 by the hosting First Coast Buccaneers on May 23 in the Spring Football Classic.
Four first-half turnovers, including a pair of lost fumbles on their first two offensive plays, put the Cats in a hole they couldn’t recover from. First Coast scored 27 of their 47 first-half points off turnovers.
The turnovers forced Baker County’s defense onto the field for much of the first quarter. The defense couldn’t stop First Coast quarterback De’Andre Johnson’s passing attack, as he threw five touchdowns in the opening half. Two of the touchdowns came on bombs in fourth-and-long situations that broke the game open.
There was still a few bright spots for the Cats despite the lopsided outcome, most notable defensive star CeCe Jefferson. The highly-recruited junior dominated the line with three tackles for loss and a sack.