Five Westview turnovers costly against No. 3 Dyersburg


Westview High School senior quarterback Miles Vincent had 124 passing yards during the team’s match up against visiting Dyersburg Friday night. Photo courtesy of Clinton Smith Photography[/caption]

By Jim Steele

MVP Sports

Dyersburg, the third-ranked Class 3A team in the state's Associated Press ratings, took advantage of five turnovers to claim a 30-0 victory over host Martin-Westview.

The Chargers never could develop any offensive rhythm and put their defense in bad spots. Charger coach Jarod Neal bemoaned the gifts to the Trojans.

"When you turn the ball over five times, you won't win anything," Neal said, noting a silver lining. "We had three interceptions in the first half and were only down 9-0."

It wasn't all bad for the Chargers. Miles Vincent was 18-22 for 154 yards passing. Donteze Joy had seven catches for 70 yards to lead the receivers. Punter Jack Hayes Allen punted four times for a 44-yard average.

Charger running back and defensive back Cody Meeks collected seven tackles and gained some yardage Friday night when Westview hosted Dyersburg. Photo by Clinton Smith Photography

Defensively, Christopher Damron had 14 total tackles, five solo. Jeremiah Inge had 12 total stops, Finn Sniders brought down eight, Cody Meeks and Sam Shelley each had seven total tackles.

Westview had 195 total yards on the night.

The Chargers, 4-3, host Bolivar in a regional game this Friday night, which is also the team’s Homecoming. The Tigers defeated Jackson-Southside 24-21 last Friday night.