WILLIAMSON – Gilbert Middle School defeated Williamson Middle 30-6 to spoil homecoming for the Wolfpack last Thursday night at Lefty Hamilton Park in West Williamson. The score was only 8-6 at the half, but the Lions pulled away in the final two quarters.
“We started off fast and got up early, then I tried some things we normally don’t do and it threw us out of whack the rest of the half,” said Lion’s Coach Jimmy Bragg. “I’ve got to be smarter than that so that is on me. I give Williamson a lot of credit. They have some nice athletes and they took advantage for the rest of the half. We came out in the second half and got back to playing Gilbert football. We aren’t fancy, but it works. “
Offensively for GMS Westan Christian had 13 carries for 106 yards one (1) TD and two 2-point conversions. Josh Lester had 11 carries for 72 yards one TD and a conversion. Ethen Mendoza had six totes for 31 yards and a score, while Anthony Hendricks had three carries for 20 yards and a TD.
On defense Branson Nagy, Ethen Mendoza, Zach Patrick and Westan Christian each had eight tackles, while Anthony Hendricks had seven tackles, Jacob St. Clair six stops and Preston Dingess five tackles. St. Clair, Mendoza and Zach Patrick each had a fumble recovery.
Gilbert had 233 total yards on offense, while Williamson had 93 yards. No individual statistics were reported for the Pack. WMS had one TD on a 70-yard pass play from Brady Dove to Josh Wellman, who raced for the long score for the home team.
Gilbert’s next game is Thursday, Oct. 15th, at Sandy River, while WMS travels to Kermit for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.
(See homecoming photo for WMS on page A10)
(Kyle Lovern is the Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)