WILLIAMSON — The Gilbert Middle School football team improved to 5-1 on the season with last Thursday’s 30-6 win at Williamson.
Westan Christian led the Lions with 106 yards rushing on 13 carries, including a touchdown and two two-point conversions.
Josh Lester had 11 carries for 72 yards, a TD and a two-point conversion.
Ethen Mendoza finished with six rushes for 31 yards and a touchdown.
Anthony Hendricks had three rushes for 20 yards and a score. Zach Patrick also carried the ball once for five yards for Gilbert.
On defense, the Lions were led by Branson Nagy, Mendoza, Patrick and Christian who had eight tackles each. Hendricks had seven tackles. Jacob St. Clair had six stops and Preston Dingess five. St. Clair, Patrick and Mendoza each also had a fumble recovery.
The Lions had 233 yards of total offense. The Wolfpack were held to 93 total yards with 70 of those coming on one play — a touchdown pass.
Gilbert coach Jimmy Bragg said he was pleased with the win.
“I thought we came out and started off great,” Bragg said. “After we got up 8-0 I tried some new things, things we normally don’t do and it totally took us out of rhythm. That is on me. I’ve got to be smarter than that. We came out in the second half and played Gilbert football and beat them 22-0. We had another great crowd that followed us over here. Our boys and coaches really like to see that, the louder they get the better our boys play. We need that kind of support next week at Sandy River which is going to be a really tough game for us.”
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).