The Weatherford Christian Lions defeated Stephenville Huston Academy Friday night, 46-0, to improve to 5-1 (1-0 in district play).
The Lions defense set the tone early with Hunter Hasenjager forcing a fumble on the second play of the game that was recovered by his brother, Tyler Hasenjager. Two plays later, junior running back Cooper Bomar found the endzone for an early lead. Again, the defense stepped up and forced a punt on the next Huston possession.
Quarterback Austin Wheeling went straight to work and connected with Harley Jacques on a 40-yard TD pass on the first play. As the defense continued to shut down the Panthers, the Lions offense racked up a 30-0 lead before the end of the first quarter with touchdowns added by Trey Johnson and another one by Cooper Bomar.
Junior Ean Martin started the scoring in the second quarter with a safety on a kickoff, while Bomar got his third TD of the night with a 12-yard run. As the clock ran out on the first half, the Lions held a 40-0 lead. On the first drive of the second half, Wheeling hooked up with senior Abraham Hernandez on a 20-yard TD pass to end the game due to the mercy rule.
"I was very impressed with the way everyone played tonight,” head coach Stephen Cox said. “We had big plays on special teams, defense and offense. Trey Johnson came up with a big interception, Tyler Hasenjager and Chandler Hill both recovered fumbles...it is good to get a win in our first district game, and on homecoming/senior night.
“With that being our last home game of the season, it was good to send out our seniors - Tyler Hasenjager, Nick McCoy, Chandler Hill, Abraham Hernandez and Trey Johnson - out with a big win."
The Lions continue district play Friday against Granbury Cornerstone in Granbury.