BY JASMINE WILLIAMS
OBION COUNTY (September 11) – The Westview Chargers went up against the Obion County Rebels at Obion County Central High School in the Chargers’ fourth game of the season Friday, September 11.
The game started with 14 points in the first quarter. By halftime the Chargers increased their lead to 35-8, with Obion County scoring only one touchdown and a two-point conversion. In the second half, Westview prevented the Rebels from gaining any more points, and won the game 49-8.
On the offensive side, it was Ty Simpson’s and Marquis Taylor’s night. Simpson had a total of 11 carries for 89 yards and three touchdowns. Taylor also had 11 carries for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Simpson threw for 318 passing yards.
Garner Anderson had the most receiving yards with six catches and 104 yards. Marquis Taylor has four catches for 91 yards and a touchdown. Omarion Harris had two catches for 75 yards and one touchdown.
On the defense, the Chargers became a near-impassible force for Obion County. The team totaled 74 tackles, with 28 being unassisted and seven being for a loss on the play. Hayden Smith had an impressive night with 12 tackles, two being unassisted and two for a loss, and he forced one fumble for Obion County. Quincy Hamilton had one pass break up with seven tackles, five unassisted.
Punting was Jackson Abel who finished Friday’s game with three punts for 31 yards.
The Chargers are 4-0 for the season. After their game against Obion County, the team has three games where it has scored more than 40 points.
Westview is hoping to keep the momentum going as it host Covington for the team’s first home game of the season. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at UT Martin’s Hardy-Graham Stadium Friday, September 18.