Sealed — Westview running back Abraham Haddad (left) gets blocks from Drew Stigall (center) and Collins Alexander in their loss to Trezevant. Photo by Stephanie Sturgis
Against the talented Trezevant Bears, the Westview Chargers could ill afford to hurt themselves.
Westview did just that by turning the ball over three times after a week of less-than-sharp practices leading to a 34-19 loss on homecoming night last Friday at Graham Stadium.
“Turnovers always hurt. When you’re fortunate enough to get a team like that stopped, and then turnaround a give the ball back, that’s a bad omen,” WHS head coach Don Coady said.
The Bears provided a huge challenge bringing blazing speed on the edges and a tough run game up the middle. THS quarterback Cameron Mayfield was both a threat to pass or run. Mayfield threw two touchdown passes (both to John Booker) and ran for two TDs and a two-pointer.
On their opening drive, the Chargers committed their first turnover — a questionable fumble call at the end of a Wyatt Zarecor run. The turnover was negated when Tevin Evans picked off a Mayfield pass.
The Chargers took possession and marched 70 yards with Abraham Haddad running for the bulk of the yardage. Will Thompson caught the first of his two TDs from Tanner Spencer. The first covered 12 yards. Landon Prather’s PAT put Westview on top 7-0.
Trezevant answered with a nine-play, 80-yard drive. Mayfield hit Booker for a 28-yard strike in the back of the end zone. The WHS defense held on the two-pointer to lead 7-6.
Westview used a 1-yard Zarecor plunge to extend its lead to 13-6, but the Bears answered as Booker leaped high between a pair of Charger defensive backs on a post route and raced 80 yards to score. Mayfield’s run put THS on top 14-13.
Westview was on the verge of scoring on the ensuing drive until a fumble inside the Trezevant 5-yard line left the Bears up 14-13 at the half.
The Chargers opened the third frame by marching 74 yards. Spencer found Thompson open on the sideline for a 34-yard scoring strike. Westview didn’t convert the two-pointer and its lead stood at 19-14.
The Bears answered with their own 74-yard drive with Mayfield sneaking one yard to paydirt. Terrell Williams ran in the two-pointer for a 22-19 lead.
After a WHS punt, Mayfield added his second score on a 25-yard draw for a 28-19 lead with 7:00 left to play.
With Westview moving, a Spencer interception ended the Charger drive.
Trezevant sealed the 34-19 win with a 7-yard TD run by Suterryck Montgomery.
Trezevant 0 14 8 12 — 34
Westview 7 6 6 0 — 19
WHS — Will Thompson 12-yard pass from Tanner Spencer, (Landon Prather kick), 1:54.
THS — John Booker 28-yard pass from Cameron Mayfield, (run failed), 9:38
WHS — Wyatt Zarecor 1-yard run, (kick failed), 5:48.
THS — Booker 80-yard pass from Mayfield, (Mayfield run), 4:12.
WHS — Thompson 34-yard pass from Spencer, (pass failed), 7:42.
THS — Mayfield 1-yard run, (Terrell Williams run), 2:11.
THS — Mayfield 25-yard run, (pass failed), 7:00.
THS — Suterryck Montgomery 7-yard run, (kick blocked), 3:42.
First Downs 19 20
Rushes-yards 47-254 41-229
Passing yards 167 112
Comp-Att-Int 6-9-1 10-19-1
Punts 2-42 1-42
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2
Penalties-yards 11-105 7-75
Rushing — Trezevant, Terrell Williams 25-104, Cameron Mayfield 10-91, Suterryck Montgomery 8-33, Adonious Lee 3-16, Marquaveous Jones 1-10; Westview, Abraham Haddad 24-169, Wyatt Zarecor 9-54, Tanner Spencer 7-8, Collins Alexander 1-(-2).
Passing — Trezevant, Mayfield 6-9-1 — 167; Westview, Spencer 10-19-1 — 112.
Receiving — Trezevant, John Booker 4-151, Jones 2-16; Westview, Will Thompson 3-56, Seth Waterfield 4-43, Haddad 3-13.
Records — Trezevant 5-1 (2-0 District 15-2A), Westview 3-3 (District 13-2A).
Next Game — Trezevant will visit Frayser, while Westview has an open date before visiting Gibson County. Both games will begin at 7:30 on Friday night.