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Wesson destroys Mount Olive

Daily Leader / Tracy Fischer / Wesson's senior full back Jemarcus Patterson punch in three rushing touchdowns in the Cobras win over Mount Olive Friday night.

Daily Leader / Tracy Fischer / Wesson’s senior full back Jemarcus Patterson punch in three rushing touchdowns in the Cobras win over Mount Olive Friday night.

MOUNT OLIVE – The Wesson Cobras captured a big victory Friday as they clobbered the Mount Olive Pirates 42-0 in their last tune up before starting division action next week.

“I thought our guys played well tonight,” said Wesson coach Ronald Greer. “I saw some vast improvements in our kicking game tonight. Logan Channell went 6-for-6 on extra points. Joseph Carraway did a good job of handling our kicking of duties tonight. It was his first night to do it. Overall, it was great to get a win as we head into district play next week.”

Wesson came out and quickly dominated the Pirates, scoring on their first six possessions of the game.

Jamarcus Patterson led the Cobras on their first three touchdown drives, scoring on five-, three- and 10-yard runs to give Wesson a 21-0 advantage.

After a punt by the Pirates, the Cobras punched in another touchdown on a 52-yard run by Dale Thigpen.

On Wesson’s fifth touchdown drive, Cornelius Barlow got into the scoring spree with a 20-yard run.

The Cobras final touchdown of the night came on a three-yard run by Slay Acy after Jeremiah Stapleton returned a punt 52 yards.

Offensively, Wesson rushed for 305 yards on 32 carries. Patterson led the Cobras with 10 rushes for 90 yards and three touchdowns. Thigpen had 62 yards rushing on three carries and a touchdown. Barlow provided five rushes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Trey Glasper contributed three carries for 42 yards rushing.

Quarterback Peyton Burns completed 1-of-2 passes for 10 yards.

Defensively, Chamar Martin powered the Cobras with six tackles. DeMarcus Smith contributed five stops and had a quarterback sack. Jim Guess also had five tackles. Jeremiah Stapleton had four stops and Matthew Craft provided three tackles and recorded a quarterback sack.

Devin Merrill and Barlow intercepted a pass each.

Mount Olive finished with 39 yards of offense, with 18 yards rushing on 31 carries and had two pass completions for 21 yards.

The Cobras (3-3) will begin Region 7-3A action next week as they travel to Hazlehurst to battle the undefeated Indians (5-0). Kickoff is at 7 p.m.