By Ruthie Robison The Choctaw Plaindealer
The Weir Lions traveled to Pelahatchie last Friday night to take on the Chiefs in their second division game of the season.
The Lions had been shutout every game this season except for their season opening 21-20 win over J.Z. George until entering their matchup with Pelahatchie.
Although Weir’s offense managed to produce two touchdowns during the game, the Lions came home empty handed with a 46-13 loss.
The Chiefs jumped on the scoreboard in the first quarter after a 62- yard touchdown run by Pelahatchie running back Cortez Ousley. After the extra point, the Chiefs had a 7-0 lead over the Lions.
Later in the first quarter, Pelahatchie landed another touchdown off a 60-yard punt return. The Chiefs were unable to gain the extra point, but increased their lead, 13-0.
In the second quarter, the Lions answered back.
Senior quarterback Tyler Henson connected 14 yards through the air with Jatevion Coleman for the touchdown. Tyler Martin added the extra point keeping the score close, 13-7.
Shortly after, the Chiefs upped their lead, 19-7, when Ousley reached the end zone again from seven yards out.
After halftime, the Lions needed to quickly score to boost their chances of taking the lead. But the Weir offense remained silent in the third quarter. However, the Chiefs’ offense did not.
Ousley added two more touchdowns for Pelahatchie in the third quarter. Early in the third quarter, Ousley ran one in from three yards out. Later, he entered the end zone again on a 13-yard touchdown run. After a successful two point conversion, Pelahatchie gained a 33-7 momentum over the Lions.
The Chiefs capped off their scoring in the fourth quarter with a 37- yard touchdown run and a 47-yard run.
The Lions scored once more later in the fourth quarter. Weir moved down the field until the Pelahatchie defense could no longer contain the Lions. Mello Woodard pushed his way to the end zone from two yards out. The Lions tried to add an extra two points but were unsuccessful.
Henson went 3-9 through the air on 45 yards with one touchdown.
Henson also had 12 carries on 13 yards for the night while Darius Brown had 11 carries on 17 yards. Willie Miller had six carries on 54 yards, while Danny Woodard had two carries on 20 yards and M. Woodard had two carries on 19 yards with one touchdown. Jermy Miller contributed to the Lion offense with two carries on 13 yards.
Coleman received two tosses during the game on 45 yards with one touchdown.
Weir now possesses a 1-4 overall record and is 0-2 in division games.
This Friday night Weir will host the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves hoping to obtain their first division win of the season.
The Timberwolves have a 3-1 overall record and a 1-0 division record. West Oktibbeha recently defeated the Nanih Waiya Warriors 52-20.
Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.