The Weir Lions defeated the J. Z. George Jaguars Friday night in a close one, 21-20.
The Jaguars returned the initial kickoff for a touchdown; conversion failed, and led 6-0 before either offense had touched the field.
After the score, Weir fumbled the kickoff on their own 35-yard line.
The Lions were able to hold off the Jaguars and took a 7-6 lead into the half after scoring a second quarter touchdown.
Both teams scored touchdowns in the third quarter, but the Jaguars were unable to convert.
The Lion touchdown came on the opening kickoff of the second half when Darius Brown returned it 78 yards for a score.
Weir led 14-12 after three quarters.
The Lions scored another touchdown in the fourth as did the Jaguars, but conversions would be the deciding factor in this game.
Ty Martin was three-for-three on PAT’s and the Lions were able to walk away with a 1-0 record and a one-point win.
Willie Miller led the Lions offensively with 56 yards rushing on eight rushes; quarterback Tyler Henson with 38 yards on seven rushes and two touchdowns and Brown with 35 yards on 12 rushes and a touchdown.
Defensively, the Lions were led by Henson with six tackles, Kavon Dobbs with six tackles, Steven Thompson with six tackles and Danny Woodard as well as Terrell Evans with five each.
Larral Jobe added a sack for the Lions and Brown had one interception.
“The kids responded, and there was a lot of effort on their part,” said Weir head coach Paul Courtney. “After all the initial adversity, they overcame and scored and never trailed again.”
The Lions will host FCA Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
Whippets fall to Patriots
The Kosciusko Whippets were fresh off an emotional quarterfinal series victory over Tishomingo County when the Lewisburg Patriots came to town on Thursday night.
Spring drills end for area high schools
The Ethel Tigers finished up spring football during the second week of May and coach Paul Dees said his team accomplished a lot in the days that they had to work together. The Kosciusko Whippets finished spring training with a victory over Northeast Lauderdale 16-14 last Friday night and head coach Tyler Peterson was pleased with the progression that the Whippets are making
Myer wins state, Hill finishes third
The third time is the charm for Mitchell Myer at the 4A MHSAA State Track Meet. In 2011 Mitchell finished fourth with 11-00.00 and in 2012 he finished sixth with a leap of 11-00.00. On Monday, May 13, Mitchell vaulted 12-06.00 to capture his fifth victory to stay undefeated for the year.
To the wire, Kosy defeats Braves
The Kosciusko Whippets were in good shape after Friday night’s 8-0 win over the visiting Tishomingo Braves, but a set-back in Iuka on Saturday, a 3-2 loss, put the fast dogs’ season in jeopardy.
KHS hires Greenleaf
The Kosciusko School Board met Monday night and approved the hiring of new Whippet basketball coach Eleazarus Greenleaf.
On the Porch with Dirk: How great Thou art
Here I am, the last day of turkey season and a monsoon of rain is dousing Attala County.
It is real easy to get depressed in weather like this, especially after a season like I have had.
Tigers finish season 15-13
The Ethel Tigers were fresh off a thrilling first round sweep of French Camp when they traveled to Stringer on Saturday for game one of the best-of-three series.
The Tigers would drop game one 5-3.
Game one had been pushed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather, pushing game two to Monday night in Ethel, to which the Tigers fell once again, 7-2.
Kosy moves to third round
The Kosciusko Whippets had a bitter taste in their mouths from 2012’s playoff series loss to New Albany in three games.
That taste is clearly better now, and New Albany was once again the foe.
Kosy boys and girls track head to State meet
The Kosciusko boys and girls track teams participated in the North State Track meet at Pontotoc on May 4 and will be sending one boys and four girls to the Class 4A State Meet at Pearl on May 13
Martin inducted into Hall of Fame
Railford “Randy” Martin was inducted into the Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame on April 25.
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