Westview extends GC’s futility streak
Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:03 pm
By ALLISON JONES
Special to The Press
A near-perfect game by junior quarterback Ryne Vinson and a dominant rushing game gave the Westview Chargers an impressive 56-13 win over strugging Gibson County.
Westview Head Coach Don Coady was proud of the way his team kept their focus.
“Gibson County is struggling right now, and we wanted to resist the natural tendency to play down to the level of our opponents and we didn’t do that tonight,” Coady said. “That shows maturity that we might not have had at the beginning of the year.”
The Westview offense had 369 yards of total offense, 290 of which came on the ground.
Senior Collins Alexander was the leading rusher with nine carries for 145 yards.
Vinson also went 9-of-10 passing for 70 yards and one touchdown.
The Charger defense limited Gibson County to 172 yards of total offense with only 10 first downs. Coady attributed the success not just to the play of the offense, but also the defense and special teams.
“We operated on a short field most of the half,” he said. “The defense essentially just eliminated any possibility (Gibson County) had of turning the field around. We knew as long as we kept them pinned back on our end, we were going to start at the 50-yard line on every possession.”
Gibson County quarterback Zac Walton was 1-of-8 for five yards and one interception. Bernard Chambers led the Pioneer rushing attack with six carries for 64 yards.
Alexander put the Chargers on the board first with a 13-yard carry. Wesley Grimes missed the ensuing extra point attempt, leaving the lead at 6-0.
Alexander added to the Westview lead on the following possession, this time with a six-yard run. A successful two-point conversion from Vinson to Alexander made the score 14-0 Chargers.
After forcing a three-and-out, the Chargers’ special teams contributed their own points to the lead. Drew Scobey’s punt was blocked and picked up by Haddad and returned 20 yards to the end zone.
Alexander struck again with a 59-yard carry for a touchdown.
After a Zac Walton interception and two 14-yard carries by Alexander, fellow senior Wyatt Zarecor had a one-yard carry to expand the Charger lead.
On the next possession, Zarecor added a 12-yard run to the end zone for another Charger touchdown.
Westview would strike one more time before the end of the first half on a 17-yard pass from Vinson to Haddad, giving the Chargers a 49-0 lead at the end of the first half.
Gibson County was finally able to put some points on the board on their opening possession of the second half with a 40-yard carry by Bernard Chambers.
Junior Quan Williams answered right back for the Chargers with a 26-yard run for the final Charger touchdown.
Gibson County’s Justice Conley capped off the scoring for the night, with a five-yard carry producing the final score of 56-13.
Coady was proud of his team’s ability to stick to the game plan and execute well.
“I thought it was a good team effort,” he said. “We mixed up the run and pass well and did what we wanted to do. We executed in both facets of the game about as well as we can.”
Next week the Chargers will play host to district foe South Gibson in the final game of the 2011 regular season at Hardy Graham Stadium. Published in The WCP 10.25.11