Lions near end of season with loss

By Ruthie Robison The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Weir Lions hosted the West Lowndes Panthers at Marion Kelley for their final home game.

The Lions were defeated by the Panthers, 14-7.

Weir stayed competitive throughout the matchup.

The Lion defense gave an outstanding effort and allowed the fewest amount of points scored against the Weir defenders all season.

The Panthers reached the end zone once in the first quarter and then again in the second quarter.

The Lions silenced the West Lowndes offense during the second half of the game.

Weir was able to answer back in the fourth quarter with a touchdown run by senior running back Darius Brown. Senior Tyler Martin added the extra point and the Lions had cut the Panther lead in half, 14-7.

The Lions tried to keep their rally going, but were unable to even the score before the end of the fourth quarter.

Senior quarterback Tyler Henson was 2-10 through the air for 20 yards.

Freshman Jatevion Cole had one reception for 20 yards.

Brown had 17 carries for 37 yards with one touchdown. Senior running back Willie Miller had six carries for 21 yards, while Henson had seven carries for three yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, Brown led with six stops. Henson and junior Kavon Dobbs had five stops each while Martin had four stops during the game. Seniors Bailey Callahan and Willis Cork had three stops each.

Callahan, freshman Steven Thompson and Cork had a fumble recovery apiece.

The Lions have a 2-8 record and are 1-6 in Class 1A, Region 3 District 4 play.

This Thursday night Weir will hit the road to finish their schedule. The Lions will travel to Crawford to square off with the East Oktibbeha Titans.

The Titans will enter the match with a 2-8 overall record and are 1-6 in division games.

East Oktibbeha was recently defeated by Nanih Waiya last Friday, 28-6.

Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.