By Ruthie Robison The Choctaw Plaindealer
The Weir Lions took home a Class 1A, Region 3, District 4 win last Friday night.
After being defeated by the Sebastopol Bobcats in a close decision the previous week, the Lions were ready to seal a win as they traveled to Ethel to square off with the Tigers.
The Lions amped up their ground attack and combined a total of 278 offensive yards in their 29-20 win over Ethel.
Weir took a 15-14 lead after the first quarter answering back both Tiger touchdowns.
Senior running back Willie Miller capped a Lion drive in the first quarter with a 10-yard run. Darius Brown followed it up with a run for the extra points.
Later in the first quarter, Brown made a run from six yards out. Tyler Martin added extra point needed for Weir to take the lead that they would not relinquish for the rest of the game.
The Weir defense held Ethel scoreless in the second quarter giving the Lion offense an opportunity to increase their lead before going into halftime. And the Lions struck again.
Senior quarterback Tyler Henson ran in a Weir touchdown from the three. Martin added the PAT, and Weir was ahead, 22-14.
After halftime the Tigers finally answered back scoring another six points. But Weir still maintained a 22-20 edge over Ethel.
The Lions capped their 29-20 win in fourth quarter with a one yard run by Henson accompanied by the extra point provided by Martin.
Brown led on the rushing attack with 18 carries for 102 yards with one touchdown. Miller had 16 carries for 96 yards with a touchdown while Henson had 15 carries for 63 yards with two touchdowns.
Henson was 2-4 through the air for 13 yards.
Miller had one reception for 12 yards.
Martin was 3-3 for extra points.
The Lions now hold a 2-7 overall record and are 1-5 in district play.
This week the Lions will host their last game of the season at Marion Kelley field before hitting the road to Crawford to take on the East Oktibbeha Titans in their final game of the season.
Weir will take on the West Lowndes Panthers this Friday night. The Panthers have a 3-6 overall record and are 2-4 in division play. West Lowndes was recently defeated by the Nanih Waiya Warriors, 28-14.
This will also be Weir’s “Senior Night.”
Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. at Marion Kelley field.