Cobras handle Puckett; host Bay Springs in South 2A’s Friday

Wesson quarterback Bailey Warren accounted for three touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing) on Friday night as his Cobras defeated the Puckett Wolves 33-6 in the final regular season game for both teams.
Both Wesson and Puckett advanced to the south 2A playoffs, the Cobras a two-seed, and the Wolves a three-seed.
Warren started the scoring early in first quarter when he found tight end Quenton Lindsey streaking down the field for a 51 yard catch-and-run for a touchdown.  Wesson led 6-0 after a failed PAT.
The Wolves reeled off a good drive and capped it with a 9 yard scoring run, moments later.  Midway through the first, the game was tied 6-6.
Wesson took the lead for good a while later in the first.  Running back Nick Lewis scooted for a 35 yard rushing TD late in the quarter.  Koy McFarland added the PAT for a 13-6 lead for Wesson.
In the second period Warren again found the end zone, this time with McFarland’s 62 yard pass play.  McFarland also added the PAT, putting Wesson ahead 20-6 at the break.
After a splendid performance by the Cobra band at halftime fired up the crowd, the Wesson players also came out fired up.  Warren added a 38 yard rushing TD midway through the quarter, then running back Tyler Christmas weaved for 11 yards and a touchdown in the fourth, reaching the final score of 33-6.
“This was a great team win,” Wesson head coach Ronald Greer said.  “We played well in all three phases of the game,” he added, explaining the dominating performance.
Wesson’s passing game flourished against the Wolves.  Warren threw for 140 yards on just 5-of-11 passing, with McFarland catching 3 balls for 93 yards.  “Bailey threw the ball well.  Koy made some good catches, too,” Greer explained.
Sophomore running back Nick Lewis had a productive night carrying the ball, gaining 59 yards on just 6 carries and scoring a touchdown.
On defense, the Cobras  got a good effort from several veteran players in nearly pitching the shutout.  Seniors Chris Craft, Jay Haynes, Ryan Spear and Cullen Greer collected 7 tackles each.  Ethan Harris, junior defensive back, intercepted a pass for the Cobras.
Wesson (7-3, second in 6-2A) can now turn the page to the post-season, where the Cobras will battle with the Bay Springs Bulldogs (6-4, third in 7-2A) this Friday night.  The two teams kickoff at 7 p.m. at Stone Stadium on the campus of Co-Lin at Wesson.

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