WCS football dominates while volleyball remains undefeated

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On Friday, the Weatherford Christian School football team dominated St. Paul Preparatory in the first game of the season.

WCS took a quick lead in the first quarter, 7-0, and never let go. Near the end of the 3rd quarter, the Lions ended the game with a 49-0 victory. In six-man football, once a team is ahead by 45 points or more at any point after halftime, the game is over.

On offense, WCS had 369 yards of total offense. Sophomore quarterback Austin Wheeling was 14 of 19 passing for 108 yards and one touchdown. Wheeling also had four rushes for 7 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore running back Cooper Bomar carried the ball five times for 101 yards and three touchdowns. Bomar added four receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown. Junior running back Abraham Hernandez had nine rushes for 90 yards and one touchdown.

The Lions’ defense also played well. Senior Jerry Weaver led the team with seven solo tackles and four assisted tackles. Freshman Austin Norman had six solo tackles and two assisted tackles. The defense allowed only 80 yards of total offense and held St. Paul to three first downs. Sophomore Harley Jacques and Hunter Hasenjaeger each had a fumble recovery.

“Our defense was incredible tonight,” said Coach Stephen Cox. “Coach Charlie Cox did a great job with this group. The defensive line unit of Jerry, Hunter, Harley and Tyler Hasenjaeger did awesome. The offense with Austin, Cooper and Abraham deserves a lot of credit as well.”

The Lions next game will be at home against Granbury Cornerstone Christian on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.

WCS Volleyball

On Thursday, the Lady Lions traveled to Flower Mound to face Grace Christian Academy.

WCS quickly won the first two sets, 25-18 and 25-19. Unfortunately, they became rattled and lost the next two sets, 23-25 and 15-25. Heading into the fifth set, the Lady Lions regrouped to win, 15-8, and take the match.

Senior Kennedy Combs gave another stellar performance with 7 aces and 14 kills. Senior Ashleigh Garvin had 1 ace and 8 assists.

“We started off strong early in the game,” said Coach Debby Steensma. “By the third and fourth sets, we broke down mentally and we let the crowd get to us. Fortunately, Coach Tim Barton settled the girls down and they got the win.”

Earlier in the week, WCS gave a strong performance against Christian Life Preparatory on Aug. 27.

The Lady Lions won in three straight sets, 25-16, 25-14, 25-18. Combs had 7 kills and 3 aces. Garvin had 2 aces and 9 assists and junior Savanna Thomas had 7 aces.

“The team was resilient,” Barton said. “Whether it was passing, hitting or serving, everyone was able to contribute. This game shows that the girls have improved from game to game.”

The Lady Lions will next participate in the Trinity Christian Tournament beginning Thursday.

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