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Wesson falls to Seminary 34-6 at home

The Wesson Cobras (4-3, 0-1) came off a three-touchdown loss to Columbia to face the Seminary Bulldogs (3-4, 0-2) in a district matchup on the Cobras home turf that ended with a 34-6 loss Friday.

Shortly into the game, Wesson stopped a Seminary drive with an interception at 11:00 in the first. Another Seminary push put the Bulldogs in the end zone with a three-yard rush. Adding a successful point-after attempt, Seminary was up 7-0.

Seminary’s junior quarterback Jeff Miller connected to senior tight end Charles Barnes for a 51-yard touchdown with 39 seconds left in the first quarter. The point after was good and Seminary led 14-0 at the end of the quarter.

Wesson’s senior slot back Dell Thigpen scored at 9:16 in the second to get the Cobras on the board. With no extra point, Wesson trailed 14-6. Just one minute later, Seminary answered with a 26-yard rushing touchdown and extra point to raise the stakes to 21-6.

With an interception by Seminary’s junior safety Calvin Boyland, Wesson lost control of the ball and scored on a one-yard rush with a successful point-after kick to enter the half 28-6.

After the half, Wesson’s offense couldn’t get anything going, but the Cobra defense was able to keep the Bulldogs at bay for the majority of the third. With 56 seconds left in the quarter, Seminary’s Martin scored on a 7-yard run. The two-point conversion attempt failed, but Seminary led 34-6 going into the fourth quarter.

At 7:10 in the fourth, Wesson junior Chamar Martin recovered a Seminary fumble to give the Cobras a chance to catch up. Wesson could not recover, and the game ended with the Bobcats at 34 at Cobras at 6.

Wesson, now 4-4 (0-2), will next Friday ight the West Marion Trojans (3-5, 1-1) in another district face-off.