Wolves bit WL Bears Friday, 28-6
The Puckett Wolves rushing attack sealed a 28-6 victory over West Lincoln on Friday night in Puckett.
The Bear offense got off to a rough start on the first drive, a low snap that was fumbled and lost to the Wolves.
West Lincoln slowed down on the offensive attack of the Wolves in the first two quarters by only allowing seven point in the first half.
West Lincoln made a costly mistake by roughing the passer that set the Wolves up with a fresh set of downs late in the first half.
Puckett’s sophomore quarterback Tv’vez Tate scored on a 20-yard rushing touchdown on the last play of the half, after reversing field on the Bears defense. Junior Sam Aultman kicked the point after and Puckett led 7-0 at halftime.
Coming out of half the Wolves wasted no time getting back to where they left off. Puckett attempted an onside kicked and recovered the ball.
The Wolves mounted another scoring driving that was capped off once again by Tate. Tate rushed through the Bear defense for a 5-yard touchdown. The PAT by Aultman was no good and Puckett led 13-0.
The West Lincoln offense found a spark of life coming out on the first series of the half in their young backfield. Freshman quarterback Ashtin Auttonberry completed a pass to senior Matthew Vance Boyte on a critical fourth down to extend the drive for the Bears.
Freshman running back Enrico Price capped the drive off with a 5-yard rushing touchdown.
The Puckett offense had their own answer to the Bear touchdown. The Wolves mounted a 63-yard scoring drive. Sophomore running back Zay Taylor would punch it in the end zone on an 8-yard run that stretched their lead to 21-6.
The Bears could find no answer for the rushing attack of the Wolves in the second half.
“When we play a team like this at their place, we have to take momentum and go with it,” said Bears Coach BJ Smithhart. “There are things that we can clean up, but the kids played extremely hard tonight.”
“The penalties were really big, and that has been an issue we have face throughout our season,” said Smithhart. “With a young team we have to make sure not to make big mistakes like that at the wrong time of the game.
West Lincoln fall to 2-1 on the season and look to get back on track versus Pelahatchie next week.