Wolverines open 2014 season with convincing road win over Vardaman

By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress Times

East Webster head football coach Doug Wilson really couldn’t find much to complain about in his team’s 64-14 win over Vardaman on Friday night — so, he didn’t.
“I thought we had some real good execution for the most part on offense and our offensive line did a great job with their blocking assignments. We really had some kids step up and we will need more of that during the year.
“Defensively we did a real good job the fist half,” he said “We played some kids in some different spots in the second half to take a look at dome different things. Kolby Crowley did a good job for us and John Wofford Williams had his normal good game at linebacker.”
East Webster led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter and 49-0 at the half in the road win over the Rams. Draper Nelson rushed for 103 yards on 15 carries and Deangelo Liggins had four carries for 99 yards and four receptions for 75 for EW.
Chase Keller opened the East Webster scoring with a 6-yard run and Artie Cosby was good with the first of his eight extra point attempts. The second EW touchdown came on a 43-yard pass from Jack Wilson to Liggins, while Wilson hit Shye Link with a 38-yard scoring toss to make it 21-0.
The first of East Webster’s four second-quarter touchdowns came on a 10-yard run by Keller. That was followed by touchdown runs of 20 and 25 yards by Wilson and capped by a 73-yard scoring scamper by Liggins.
EW opened the third quarter by scoring on a 19-yard pass from Miller Hancock to Luke Wilson. The final touchdown for the Wolverines came in the fourth quarter when Nelson scored on a 1-yard run. After an errant snap, Wilson hit John Wofford Williams with a two-point pass play for the conversion and the final points of the game.
Quay Evans also had 58 rushing yards on three carries for EW, while Wilson and four carries for 46 yards and Keller three for 21.
Wilson was 9-of-12 through the air for 170 yards, while Hancock hit on 5-of-7 passes for 45 yards. Malcomb Jones caught four passes for 57 yards, while Link and Wilson had one each.
The Wolverines rushed for 277 yards and passed for 215 for a total of 492 yards.
Joining Crowley and Williams as defensive standouts for the Wolverines, were Dawson Keller and Cade Shurden.
Next up for East Webster is a home match-up with Noxapater, a team that lost its opener to Eupora 41-0 last week.
“Noxapater is going to come in here with some skill players who are going to be able to run,” coach Wilson said.

 

Cade Shurden on the stop

Cade Shurden on the stop

Jack Wilson passing the ball.

Jack Wilson passing the ball.

Kolby Crowley and Draper Nason

Kolby Crowley and Draper Nason