MABEN – The East Webster Wolverines proved to be too much for the Weir Lions as the Wolverines started their three-game home stretch with a 41-0 victory over the Lions Friday night.
East Webster improved its record to 3-0 for the season.
The Wolverines had an offensive explosion after only scoring one offensive touchdown last week thanks to a ground assault led by sophomore quarterback Deangelo Liggins and sophomore running back Marques Reives.
According to head coach Doug Wilson of East Webster being able to run the ball was something of emphasis for them as well as giving his kids a confidence booster for the remainder of the season.
"That's something we got to get better at is running the ball and we really put emphasis on that this week," Wilson said. "We had some kids that we were needing to run the ball (Friday night) that was sort of down a little bit on themselves and we got some confidence from a lot of different players."
East Webster definitely accomplished that as the team rushed for a total of 339 yards for the game with Liggins running for 66 yards and Reives for 83 and two scores. Each having runs for over 40 yards that set up two touchdowns in the first half.
The Wolverines pulled away in the second quarter when they put up 21 points to take a 31-0 lead into halftime. The defense also contributed by not allowing a first down in the first half and only allowed one for the entire game coming on a personal foul penalty late in the fourth quarter. The Wolverines also did not allow the Lions to cross the 50-yard line all night. The second half featured freshman kicker Tyler Cosby's 44-yard field in the third quarter. Cosby's leg contributed for seven extra points and two field goals for a total of 13 points.
There will be a battle of 3-0 teams next week as East Webster hosts Caledonia.
Reives said the team has to keep improving in order to keep this winning streak alive.
"It's very important to start off positive and we want to continue and we work hard during practice and we just want to keep it up," Reives said.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Cumberland.