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St. Joe gets 6-2A party Bruin in 27-0 win over Wesson

The pundits said Wesson was a long shot to win Region 6-2A outright this season when the team assembled for fall practice in late July.  A new head coach, veteran Ronald Greer, had taken over and several new faces had joined the Cobra football team.
No matter what ‘they’ said, the Cobras had earned the right to play for the region title by last Friday night, having won all three 6-2A games.  The problem was, Wesson was traveling to Madison St. Joe, who is a veteran team with big and fast players and was undefeated at 8-0 heading into the game.
When the dust finally settled, the Bruins had outplayed and out-manned the Cobras for all 48 minutes, winning a shut-out, 27-0.
“We played hard against a very good football team,” Greer said on Monday.  “We just didn’t capitalize on the few opportunities that were presented to us,” he added.
Both teams played the first quarter tight and ended the opening frame scoreless.  By the second period, the Bruins had loosened up on offense, and put together two nice scoring drives that resulted in a 14-0 lead at the half.
The Bruins took the ball in the third quarter and drove for another score, increasing their lead to 21-0.  
St. Joe added a late fourth period TD to complete the scoring and win 27-0.
The Cobras had few bright spots against the Bruin defense.  Senior running back and Copiah County Super 7’er Antonio Miller left the game early in the first with a leg injury.  He returned to action later, but, with limited mobility, wasn’t able to spark the Cobra ground game as in weeks past.
Otis Smith picked up 38 yards on five rushes.  Nick Lewis led the team with 9 carries for 47 yards.  Quarterback Bailey Warren, who was harassed by Bruin defenders the entire four quarters, finished 4-of-5 for just 27 yards in the passing department.
A couple of Wesson defenders turned in outstanding performances.  Senior nose tackle Cullen Greer registered 10 tackles, along with the same number from fellow lineman Ryan Spear.  Dog safety Koy McFarland added 6 tackles.
Wesson can finish a respectable second place with a win over Puckett this Friday night at Stone Stadium at Co-Lin.  The Maroon Wolves are in third place at 2-2 and are just 2-6 overall. A Wesson loss puts them in third. Amite County  will be the third place team if the Cobras win.  They play Loyd Star on Friday.
Wesson and Puckett kickoff at 7:00 on Friday night.  Senior Night starts around 6:15, as graduation players, cheerleaders, band members and dance team members will be honored.

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