Westfield had two weeks to stew on their loss to Deerfield-Windsor, and unfortunately for the Bulloch Academy Gators, the Hornets took out all their frustration on the other guys in green and gold. Westfield was clearly the superior team Friday night on their way to a 55-14 win over the boys from Statesboro.
The Hornets quickly displayed their renewed focus as they forced the Gators into a three and out on their first drive, narrowly missing an interception from Tanner Westbrook that went through his hands. After gaining their first possession however, they went straight down the field and scored on a Ryan Fitzpatrick 1 yard touchdown run. The TD was set up by a beautiful pass and catch to Giles Amos that looked as if he had scored, but was ruled down at the 1 yard line. (Giles: you were in, we saw the pictures too ;))
After a Tucker Moody interception, Westfield again moved up and down the field and scored on a 28 yard touchdown run from Josh Jenkins that looked like he was being controlled on X-Box with the stutter steps and weaving in and out of traffic. Josh added another 28 yard touchdown run in the second quarter to continue his strong season.
The play of the game though was on the defensive side of the ball. Gavin Edmondson read eyes of the Gator QB Lanier Olliff and stepped in front of his pass in the flat, and took it to the end zone for a 43 yard interception return for a touchdown. That play all but ended the game midway through the second quarter as Westfield went on to build a 35-0 at halftime.
The second half was more of the same as the Hornets added another 20 points to go onto a 55-14 win. Westfield closed out the non-region portion of their schedule at 4-1, and begin region play this Friday on the road in Augusta against Westminister. Be sure to tune into the Brannen Outfitters Pregame Show at 7:10pm and kickoff at 7:30pm only at midgasports.net.
Here are some extra tidbits on some things we noticed:
Guys that impressed:
Moody Law Firm Big Hit of the Game: Wade Walker
Walker Insurance Play of the Game: Gavin Edmondson’s 43 yard INT TD return
Sonic Drive-In Offensive Player of the Game: Josh Jenkins
CW Williams Defensive Player of the Game: Gavin Edmondson
Special Teams Player of the Game: Griffin Elmore