WCS football wins its first road game; volleyball now 3-1

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On Friday, the Lions football team traveled to Fort Worth to take on the Hill School. WCS won its first road game of the season, 61-20.

The Lions started off strong with senior Jerry Weaver on defense recovering a fumble on the first series of the game. The offense responded with sophomore quarterback Austin Wheeling getting a rushing touchdown, leading 6-0. The Hill School bounced back with their own touchdown, along with a safety. WCS trailed 8-6.

After falling behind, the Lions settled down. WCS also got a safety and junior running back Abraham Hernandez scored a rushing touchdown near the end of the first quarter. The Lions retook the lead, 15-8.

In the second quarter, sophomore running back Cooper Bomar scored his first rushing touchdown of the quarter, extending the lead 22-8. On special teams, Wheeling tipped a punt and with a good return from freshman Austin Norman, the offense ended up with a short field. Hernandez scored his final rushing touchdown of the game, as WCS increased their margin 29-8.

With less than two minutes left before the half, the Lions’ offense fumbled the ball and Hill scored a touchdown with ten seconds left. For WCS, sophomore Colton Montgomery returned the kickoff to set up Hernandez for his first field goal of the season. With one second left, Hernandez made the field goal and sent the Lions into halftime with momentum and leading, 33-14.

As the game picked up again in the third quarter, WCS came out strong. Norman scored his first touchdown of the season with a run into the end zone and the Lions got a safety on the ensuing kickoff. Wheeling took the offense for another score with a touchdown pass to Montgomery. WCS led 49-14.

The defense gave up a touchdown, but it was the only score Hill would get in the second half. Near the end of the quarter, Bomar scored his second touchdown as the Lions took a commanding 55-20 lead.

In the fourth quarter, Montgomery sealed the game for WCS with an interception which set up Bomar’s third rushing touchdown.

By the end of the game, the offense had finished with 538 yards of total offense. Running the ball, Bomar finished with 252 yards while Hernandez added 108 yards. Wheeling finished 8-12 passing for 105 yards. Montgomery led the team in receiving with 102 yards and special teams with over 150 return yards.

On defense, Weaver had a team high 10 ½ tackles.

“The team came out ready to play and they wanted to get the taste of last Friday’s loss out of them,” said Coach Stephen Cox. “Our defense had a few issues tackling, but we did a better job of gang tackling. The offensive line with Nick McCoy, Dan Bloch and Jerry helped open up the rushing attack and Colton gave his best performance of the season.”

WCS (3-1) will play their third consecutive game on the road against Nazarene Christian at 5 p.m. on Thursday in Crowley .

Volleyball

For the Lady Lions’ fourth district game of the season, WCS took on Community Christian on Sept. 24.

The Lady Lions won the game in three sets 25-16, 27-25, 25-17, to win their third district game.

In the first set, WCS jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead and they never let it slip away from them. Through most of the second set, the Lady Lions had to fight for every point. Toward the end of the second set, WCS fell behind 23-22, but they still prevailed to win the set.

The Lady Lions also had to come back from behind in the beginning of the third set. Once WCS finally took the lead, 16-15, they finished off Community for the win.

Senior Kennedy Combs had 7 kills and senior Ashleigh Garvin had 1 ace, 1 kill and 5 assists.

“The girls came out with a lot of focus and energy,” said Coach Debby Steensma. “In the second set, we had to regroup because we did not come out prepared. Heading into the third set, I felt the team was more prepared and we finished on a strong note.”

WCS (10-2, 3-1) will face Azle Christian in a rematch at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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