WCS football gets the win as volleyball loses rematch

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Though the Lions played at home against Legacy Bible Academy Friday they did not look as sharp. Despite that, the Lions still won 38-13.

The first quarter started as a defensive battle. On the Lions’ first defensive stand, sophomore Austin Wheeling got his first interception of the season. Though the defense gave the offense good field position, WCS turned the ball over on downs. The game remained scoreless until the end of the quarter when the Lions scored on a touchdown pass from Wheeling to junior Abraham Hernandez. The Lions led, 7-0.

On the final play of the quarter, Wheeling had a 35 yard pass to Hernandez that set up sophomore Cooper Bomar for a 1 yard rushing touchdown to start the second quarter. WCS extended their lead, 14-0.

After the Lions’ offense turned the ball over on downs two straight drives, Bomar scampered into the end zone for his second rushing touchdown. WCS had a more comfortable lead, 20-0.

Just before halftime, the Lions’ defense gave up their first touchdown of the game, cutting the lead, 20-7. With less than two minutes to go, Wheeling threw a 37 yard pass to sophomore Hunter Hasenjaeger for a touchdown. The Lions went into halftime ahead, 26-7.

For most of the second half, WCS struggled offensively. The Lions scored once in the third quarter with a touchdown pass from Wheeling to Bomar on fourth down. The defense then allowed a touchdown after Wheeling threw an interception near the end of the quarter. Legacy closed the gap, 32-13.

In the fourth quarter, Bomar scored his third rushing touchdown of the game as WCS led 38-13. Wheeling threw his second interception late in the fourth, but the Lions’ defense got the ball back to seal the win for WCS.

The Lions finished the game with 299 yards of total offense. Wheeling finished 8 of 16 passing for 140 yards and three touchdowns. Bomar led the team in rushing with 110 yards for three touchdowns.

Senior Jerry Weaver finished with 9.5 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. Sophomore Colton Montgomery had a solid performance with 9 tackles.

“It was a sloppy game, but we got the win,” Coach Stephen Cox said. “We did not execute, but hopefully we get some players back from injury and we bounce back next week for homecoming.”

The Lions (4-1) will face Christian Life Preparatory on Friday at Hall Middle School at 7 p.m., as WCS celebrates homecoming and senior night.

Volleyball

The Lady Lions began the week traveling to Granbury to take on Cornerstone Christian on Oct. 1. WCS handily won the game in three sets 25-11, 25-12, 25-14.

Senior Kennedy Combs led the team with 8 aces. Senior Ashleigh Garvin finished with 4 aces, 1 kill, and 2 assists. Junior Paige Hunn was solid with 3 aces.

“The team did a great job of jumping to an early lead and remaining focused,” said Coach Tim Barton.

On Thursday, WCS hosted Azle Christian for the rematch they had been waiting for. The Lady Lions gave it their all, but they lost in four sets 24-26, 25-20, 23-25, 17-25.

For most of the first set, the Lady Lions trailed Azle. At one point, WCS was behind 16-21. The Lady Lions came back to tie the game, 24-24, but they would fall short in the end.

Though the Lady Lions’ lost the set, they came out strong in the second set. WCS scored the first point, and they held on to the lead for the rest of the set.

In the third set, WCS had a solid lead, 15-9, but Azle slowly came back to take the third set away from the Lady Lions.

By the fourth set, Azle had regained the lead and the momentum of the game. After WCS quickly fell behind, the Lady Lions could not come back.

Combs had 4 kills and sophomore Kaitlyn Fell had 2 kills.

“I’m proud of how the girls fought and hopefully we can have one more opportunity to play Azle at state,” Barton said.

The Lady Lions (11-3, 4-2) will play their final district game on Thursday as they travel to Mineral Wells to face Community Christian.

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