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Cobras get history-making win over Hazlehurst

The Wesson Cobras (2-3) showed no quit Friday night as they overcame a two-score deficit to beat their neighbors to the north — the Hazlehurst Indians — 28-21 on the road. It was the first win over Hazlehurst (0-5) in school history for Wesson.

“I told the guys it was going to be a 48-minute fight and it was,” said Wesson head coach Jeremy Loy. “Our guys didn’t quit when we were down 21-7, they showed heart.”

After spotting the home team an early score Wesson tied the game at 7-7 when freshman quarterback Will Loy hit Antrelle Sims for a 20-yard touchdown pass.

The score would remain 7-7 at the halftime break. Hazlehurst came out after the break and used explosive plays to go up 21-7.

A 61-yard pass from Loy to Sims cut the lead to 21-14 and then a 1-yard TD run by Orlando Smith tied the game at 21-21.

Coach Loy dipped into his bag of tricks on the go-ahead drive for the Cobras as a double pass from Loy to Sims and then Jakerio Miller got Wesson to the HHS 20-yard line.

A 9-yard scoring pass from Loy to Terrance Haley would be the game winner as the Wesson defense was able to hold Hazlehurst out of the end zone for the entire fourth quarter.

“Antrelle Sims made some huge plays and Will showed a lot of poise for a freshman,” said Loy. “We had some players go down and some guys stepped up and filled in a and got the job done. Our coaches had a good game plan and we stuck with it. It’s a good win for our program and I’m extremely proud of my guys and our staff.”

Wesson travels to Monticello next week to face Lawrence County.