MABEN – Tiberias Lampkin was ready to carry the West Oktibbeha football team this week.
When it came game time, Lampkin delivered.
He scored six touchdowns and the Timberwolves beat Nanih Waiya 52-21 Friday night at L.M. Hamberlin Field.
In last week's loss to Eupora, Lampkin did not play the second half due to cramps. He was slowed down in the second half in this game by cramps, but pushed forward.
"My motivation was extremely high," Lampkin said "If I would have played second half last week I, could have helped my team win. I really took that upon myself."
His biggest run was a 51-yard scamper in the second quarter to put West Oktibbeha up 12-0.
"Six touchdown against Nanih Waiya isn't a pushover," Timberwolf head coach Adam Lowrey said. "I know they're rebuilding. (It was) a lot of hard work from Tiberias Lampkin. (He's) a kid who wasn't the biggest or fastest. He has worked his way up."
Although Lampkin was the one to get all the credit, it was his big guys up front that opened up holes for him.
Donovan Henderson, Davarius West, Johnny Chambers, Zane Watson and Michael Graise gave Lampkin a great deal of room.
"(The) offensive line played well," Lowrey said. "They blocked their tail ends off."
Quarterback Von Smith got the Timberwolves on the board when he found Lavante Bell for an 87-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter.
The Timberwolves never lost that lead.
The Warriors cut the lead to 33-13 early in the third quarter when Luke Rosamond found Zach Hannah for a 9-yard touchdown pass.
Nanih Waiya forced the Timberwolves to punt on their next drive, but a fumble ended all hope for the Warriors.
Chambers pounced on the loose ball and one play later Jonathan Love ran it in from 41 yards out to make it 39-13.
The Timberwolves improved their record to 3-1 for the season and 1-0 in the division.
Next week West Oktibbeha plays Weir on the road in its second district game of the season.
"You play the next game," Lowrey said of winning the first district game. "This was the next step in our journey. Our goal is December."