RUSKIN — It wasn't easy, it wasn't pretty, but Lennard grinded out a 22-20 victory in its kickoff classic against Wharton on the heels of junior Jahryn Bailey's 100-yard, three-touchdown performance. Key drive: The Wildcats, down by two, forced a three-and-out with 1:27 left down to set up their offense — or so they thought. Lennard's special teams punched the ball out of the arms of Wharton's Miles Williams after he had returned a punt inside the Longhorn 30-yard-line. That enabled Lennard to run out the clock. Stars of the game: It as a battle of the running backs as both teams had 100-yard rushers. Bailey had 110 yards on 25 carries and three scores. He sat behind two seniors for his first years on the team, but found success in his debut as the featured back. Williams racked up 146 yards on 16 carries including a 70-yard dash to the end zone to put the Wildcats up 13-8 early in the third quarter. Stats of the game: The Longhorns had to overcome 20 penalties. Chalk it up to preseason jitters, but coach Keith Chattin said he knows the team won't succeed with that much negative yardage. Final word: "We can't win any big games going forward that way. We have to look at it on film and see what was actually a penalty or not and clear everything up for next week." — Chattin, on his team's penalties.