WCS football and volleyball suffer disappointing losses

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As the Weatherford Christian School football team took on Christian Life Preparatory Friday, a good-size crowd was in attendance for Homecoming and senior night.

Before the game, WCS recognized the seniors: defensive lineman Jerry Weaver and cheerleaders Kennedy Combs and Hannah Burrough. Unfortunately, the game did not turn out as expected as the Lions lost, 52-6.

After the offense turned the ball over on downs on its first series, the defense allowed a quick touchdown and the Lions fell behind, 7-0. On the ensuing kickoff, freshman Austin Norman gave the Lions good field position. The offense took advantage as sophomore quarterback Austin Wheeling had a 35-yard run for a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 7-6.

Before halftime, the Lions’ defense would give up four more touchdowns while the offense was stalled by injuries to Wheeling and sophomore Cooper Bomar.

During halftime festivities, seniors Patrick Binzer and Elysia Martin were named Homecoming King and Queen.

Throughout the second half, the Lions’ troubles continued. The offense was unable to move the ball, and the defense still could not slow down Christian Life. The deficit was too much for WCS to overcome.

At the end of the game, junior running back Abraham Hernandez had rushed for 73 yards. On defense, Weaver had 6 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery.

“It hurt us to lose both Austin Wheeling and Cooper Bomar to such serious injuries,” Coach Stephen Cox said. “We just have to be prepared to play without them. Even though we lost, I feel better about this week than I did last week. The guys continued to hustle. They never quit, and they fought hard.”

WCS (4-2) will travel to Mansfield on Friday to play St. Paul Preparatory at 5 p.m.

Volleyball

In the Lady Lions’ final home game of the season on Oct. 8, the team honored seniors Ashleigh Garvin and Kennedy Combs. In four sets, WCS would go on to defeat Victory Baptist, 25-14, 23-25, 25-11, 25-21.

From the beginning of the first set, the Lady Lions quickly took control and handily won the set.

The second set, on the other hand, was more of a battle. WCS kept trading the lead with Victory. Down 20-19, the Lady Lions could not pull it out.

In the third set, WCS came out storming. Toward the end of the set, the Lady Lions led 19-11 and they cruised to an easy win.

The fourth set was another back and forth affair. As WCS took the lead back, 16-15, they would not let the set slip away from them.

For the night, Combs had 2 aces and 11 kills while Garvin had 2 aces and 11 assists.

“The girls battled hard for all four games,” Coach Tim Barton said. “I am proud of how they persevered through adversity and got the win. I am also proud of both seniors who have been great leaders all year.”

In the Lady Lions’ last district game, they traveled to Mineral Wells to play Community Christian. WCS could not come away with a win as they lost, 25-21, 28-26, 25-21, 25-18.

“We were not mentally ready and we did not capitalize on scoring opportunities,” Coach Debby Steensma admitted.

On Monday, WCS (12-4, 5-3) played Community Christian in Garner to determine who would earn second place in district and move on to the TCAF state volleyball tournament on Tuesday. Those results were not available at press time.

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