MABEN – Adam Lowrey took last week's 7-6 loss to East Webster in a jamboree pretty seriously.
So Monday he decided to change some things up.
It was evident it West Oktibbeha's 66-6 victory over S.V. Marshall Friday night at the West Oktibbeha High School football field.
"I prayed about this weekend and before we got here on Monday I knew what we were supposed to do," Lowrey said. "We moved guys around and at that point I knew."
The Timberwolves didn't waste any time as they recovered a fumble on the Tigers second play of the game. Donovan Henderson dove on the ball on Marshall's own 19-yard line.
Two plays later, quarterback Von Smith found Jerrell Daniles for a 9-yard touchdown pass.
"We picked the momentum up early and held it out the whole way through," Lowrey said. "I was real pleased with the boys, thought they played really hard. One thing you want to see with a game like this is, do we have that killer instinct to finish? I thought we executed well."
Smith finished the night with five passing touchdowns and one on the ground.
"We worked very, very hard at practice this week on running," Smith said. "We came out here and we played like we practiced this week. It was a straight downhill running in practice. Oklahoma drills and they paid off in the game."
Smith's rushing touchdown came on West Oktibbeha's second series. The Tigers were forced to punt and the Timberwolves started at Marshall's 45-yard line.
Smith dropped back to pass, but the play didn't unfold how the coaches drew it up, so he tucked it and ran. He punched it in from 45 yards out.
"Von looked really good out there," Lowrey said. "There was a couple of plays that could have went either way. The play didn't set up like it was supposed to, and he tucked it and ran."
Senior running back Tiberias Lampkin got in on the scoring as well. He found pay dirt three times on the ground.
Lampkin's final touchdown came after the Timberwolves recovered another fumble on the Tigers' 5-yard line.
Lampkin took the hand-off and walked into the end zone.
"It started in practice," Lampkin said. "Monday, coach (Lowrey) worked hard. Oklahoma, straight inside drills and zone running drills. He really gave me that chance to help carry the team and gave me that option. We have to be 50/50. We cannot just be pass."
The defense may have been the most impressive aspect of the game for West Oktibbeha.
The Timberwolves recovered five fumbles, which all led to touchdowns. They also only gave up two first downs, and those came in the final seconds of the ballgame.
"I already knew we were going to be good on defense," Lampkin said he also plays linebacker. "Last year, we gave up absolutely too many points. In practice this summer, we focused on straight defense."
Damarcus Cunningham recovered a fumble in the end zone for the defense's lone score.
The Tigers only points came on a 25-yard rushing touchdown by Kentrell Banks as time expired.
The Timberwolves travel to Montgomery County next Friday with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.
"We still have some things we need to work on," Smith said. "We are not near where we want to be. We want to be winners every game, every Friday."