Wesson Cobras shut out Mize

Published 1:03 am Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Wesson Cobras invaded Mize on Friday for a matchup with the host Bulldogs. 

The Cobras played dominate football in a 27-0 win that pushed their winning streak to four consecutive victories. 

After a bad start with a fumble on their first possession, the Cobras regrouped and took care of business.  The Bulldogs took over in Cobra territory, but the Wesson defense denied them. 

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Wesson gained possession after Mize turned it over on downs and the Cobra offense went to work.  Sophomore quarterback Antrelle Sims wasted no time as he took a third down and long play and turned it into six points with a 68-yard touchdown run. Wesson led 7-0 after one quarter. 

As the second quarter got underway, the Bulldogs were trying to put together a drive but Wesson defensive back Victavian Edwards ended it with an interception.  After a couple of stalemate possessions from both teams, the Cobra offense struck again as Sims broke loose for 60 yards and his second huge touchdown run of the game, Seth Cone added the extra point and the Cobras extended their lead to 14-0. 

After the Cobra kickoff, their defense took the field and stood strong, forcing a three-and-out for the Mize offense.  On fourth down the Bulldogs elected to punt the ball and senior Shemar Dickerson returned the punt 70 yards for another Cobra touchdown. The extra point attempt was no good and the Cobras led 20-0 and would take that lead into halftime. 

The third quarter was just a defensive battle both ways as neither team was able to really get anything going offensively. The score stood as the Cobras took a 20-0 lead into the fourth quarter. 

In the final quarter the Cobras forced a punt early and were able to get some offense going as Sims broke free for a huge 29-yard gain on third-and-long to keep the drive alive.  A few plays later, sophomore running back Jason Edwards scored on a 9-yard touchdown run. Cone’s extra point was good and the Cobras stretched their lead to 27-0. 

“Defensively we played well. This was the first shutout we’ve had around here in a while,” said Wesson coach Jeremy Loy. “Offensively we executed at times but still have some areas where we can improve. I’m proud of the guys. They are playing hard and I feel like we are getting better.” 

“I feel like we played well on offense and defense tonight,” said sophomore signal-caller Sims. “Our defense really proved themselves and it feels good to get another win.” 

Story by Rusty Newman