Wolverines start strong with win

By Brett Baileyweb foot ew

For fans in Northeast Mississippi, Friday night football games are one of the biggest events of the year.
For some, it’s the highlight of their year.
And for the East Webster Wolverines, it’s a chance to get back on the field and into action.
Coach Doug Wilson knew his team was itching to get back on the field.
“We have been working hard all year to get ready for tonight,” Wilson said. “We are ready to show everyone just how hard we’ve been working.”
They showed their desire by handing the visiting Vardaman Rams a 53-6 loss.
The scoring got started early after a bad snap from the Rams rolled out of the end zone for a safety, putting East Webster up 2-0 with nine minutes left in the first quarter.
East Webster scored again on their next possession with junior Wolverine running back, DeAngelo Liggns, taking the handoff all the way in for a 57-yard touchdown. The extra point was no good but East Webster was up 8-0.
Quarterback Jack Wilson scored the next two touchdowns, one from five-yards out and one from the goal line. East Webster led 22-0 going into the second quarter and the Wolverines continued to dominate the field.
Wilson scored another touchdown early in the second quarter, this one coming from 25-yards out, expanding the lead to 28-0.
The Wolverines took a late field goal to go into halftime ahead 31-0.
Vardaman tried to mount a comeback in the third after a pass to Tavis Townsend went for a 74-yard touchdown, but the effort was not enough. East Webster put up another 18 points in the third and seven in the fourth to take the season opener.
The Wolverines next competition is on the road as they will take on the Noxapater Tigers, who defeated the Eupora Eagles in their season opener,32-27.
The Rams will be at home hosting South Pontotoc and coach Larry Gann said they are not taking their loss lightly.
“We have work to do,” Gann sid. “Some players did grow up during the game and some experienced players need to step up.”
Kickoff for both games is set for 7 p.m.