North Pike thumps Wesson
PRICEDALE – Senior running back Lakedric Lee provided a offensive show for North Pike’s homecoming night scoring five touchdowns to jolt the Jaguars over the Wesson Cobras 49-12 Friday night in football action.
” We moved the ball effectively on offense, but killed ourselves with seven fumbles (6 lost), penalties and dropped passes,” said Wesson coach Ronald Greer. “We have to be able to finish drives on scoring opportunities.
This game may be the worst attempt at playing defense that I have ever witnessed.” continued Greer, “Our guys must play with more toughness, aggression and burning desire to make tackles if we are going to improve on defense. We gave up to many big plays again. North Pike had four touchdown runs of 40-plus yards.
We will continue to work on the things that we hope will make us tougher and more aggressive,” stated Greer. “Without those things it is impossible to play the game of football with any measure of success. ”
Wesson came out strong and controlled the ball most of the first quarter but failed to score. The Jaguars managed to light up the scoreboard on their first possession of the game when senior Quarterback Austin Smith ran the ball into the end zone. Senior kicker Tyler Vanderslice made the extra point bringing the score to 7-0 Jaguars at the end of the 1st quarter.
In the second quarter, Lee provided a offensive show for the North Pike fans scoring two back-to-back touchdowns with Vanderslice making successful extra point attempts.
The Cobras battled offensively and were able to score when senior Nick Lewis rushed to the end zone for Wesson’s first touchdown of the night
After an unsuccessful extra point by Cobra kicker CJ Viramontez, the Jaguars gained possession again and Lee scored his third touchdown of the night bringing the score to 28-6 when a lightning delay was called by the refs.
After a thirty-minute delay, the Jaguars came out and end the first half with another touchdown by Lee bringing the score at the half to 35-6.
In the second half, the Cobras were able to score again in the 3rd quarter when junior Quarterback Tyler Christmas, top rusher for the night for the Cobras, ran the ball to the end zone.
The Jaguars finished the night off with Lee scoring his fifth touchdown of the night and sophomore Juwan Adams touchdown drive in the 4th quarter. Kicker Vanderslice finished perfect on the extra point attempts bringing the final score to 49-12.
Offensively, the Jaguars had impressive night collecting 395 yards total. North Pike dominated on the ground with 31 rushes for 373-yards.
The Cobras racked up 325 yards total offense Wesson rushed for 300 yards on the ground.
Tyler Christmas led the Cobras ground attack with 19 rushes for 144 yards and a touchdown. Otis Smith contributed 17 rushes for 79 yards.
Defensively, Kendrick Brown direct Wesson with 8 tackles. C.J. Viramontez and Devin Merrill each had an interception.