Westover Spoils Cavalier’s Home Opener 47-7
Another season of Southern Lee Football kicked off a night early on Thursday as the Cavaliers were knocked off by the visiting Westover Wolverines 47-7 in the season opener at Cavalier Stadium. The Cavs struggled on offense all night totaling just 46 yards and fumbling 5 times, all on their own side of the field, as they just continued to give Westover opportune chances to score, despite a valiant effort by the Southern Lee defense.
The consistent turnovers stopped any momentum the Cavs were able to find, eventually losing fumble number 5 in the endzone which was recovered by Westover for a third quarter touchdown which made the score 40-7 Wolverines at that time. The Cavs were outgained 366-46 and saw their only score come on a 33-yard pick six by Sophomore Brett Tate-Blanks in second half.
Southern Lee’s defense played well at times holding the Wolverines on a 1st and goal from the 9-yard line and had several tackles for loss, despite running out of steam later in the second half. Southern Lee (0-1) will travel to Green Hope next Friday. Westover (1-0) travels to St. Paul’s.
Westover 0 14 26 7 47
Southern Lee 0 0 7 0 7
W– Joshua Jones 41 yd pass to Justin Frazier-Tomlin (2pt conversion good)
W – Jones 11 yd pass to Ja’Don Rourk (PAT missed)
W – Joel McLaurin 17 yd run (PAT missed)
W – McLaurin 40 yd run (PAT missed)
SL – Brett Tate-Blanks 33 yd INT Return (Bryan McCollum PAT)
W – Brandon Avery 74 yd run (Tyrese Virgo PAT)
W – Fumble recovered in end zone (Virgo PAT)
W – Jones 32 yd pass to Ethan O’Neil-Hubbard (Virgo PAT)
W- 44-250, 3TD
SL – DJ Baldwin 5-15; Tyrice Douglas 7-12; Anthony Robinson 4-9; Jorderion Hamilton 4-6; Brett Tate-Blanks 2-(-4); Robbie Sims 2-(-7); Totals 17-31
W – 9-14, 116 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
SL – Sims 5-11, 15 yds; Brett Tate-Blanks 0-1; Totals 5-12, 15 yds
W – 9-116 yds, 3 TD
SL – Alex Touchard 2-15; Anthony Robinson 1-1; Kamaree Butler 1-(-1); Patrick Spearman 1-0; Totals 5-15
· Junior Alex Touchard was named the Normann Financial Group/Bubbas Subs & Pizza Offensive Player of the Game
· Sophomore Brett Tate-Blanks was named the Normann Financial Group/Bubbas Subs & Pizza Defensive Player of the Game.
· The Wilkinson Coach’s Player of the Game will be announced on the Coach’s Show at 7:30 on Tuesday night on WFJA Sports 105.5 FM.
· The Cavaliers had 5 turnovers; Westover had 1
· Westover had 19 penalties for 135 yards, the Cavs 8 for 60.
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