Weir Lions struggle at homecoming

By Ruthie Robison The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Weir Lions continue to struggle this season losing their fifth straight game of the year and third game of Class 1A, Region 3 District 4 play against the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves, 54-6.

The Lions were hoping to bounce back with a win in their homecoming game of the season, but they turned out to be another victim of the Timberwolves’ overpowering offense.

The first half of the game proved to be a rocky start for Weir, with the Timberwolves, led by quarterback Von Smith and running back Tiberias Lampkin, scoring 14 points in the first quarter and adding another 12 points in the second quarter.

After the homecoming festivities, the Lions would get a chance to answer back in the third quarter when senior quarterback Tyler Henson capped a Weir drive with a three-yard touchdown run.

However, the Timberwolves continued their ground assault in the second half gaining eight points in the third quarter and 20 points in the fourth quarter halting any chances of a late Lion comeback.

On the offensive side of the ball, senior Willie Miller led with seven carries on 45 yards while senior running back Darius Brown had 11 carries on eight yards.

Henson went 3-11 through the air on 37 yards.

Jermy Miller had two receptions on 29 yards while Brown had one reception on eight yards.

Brown also gained 64 yards for the Lions on two kickoff returns.

Weir now has a 1-5 overall record and a 0-3 record in division games.

This Thursday night the Lions will travel to Nanih Waiya to take on the Warriors in another division matchup. The Warriors recently defeated Clarkdale, 54-21 and now hold a 1-4 overall record and are 0-3 in division play.

Both teams will be looking for their first division win of the year as the neighboring county teams battle it out.