West goes off, but Warriors fall
Dylan West broke out in the second half, but not before West Lincoln had already broken it open.
West unloaded his arm in the final 24 minutes, throwing for 260 yards and a pair of scores but it was too little too late as the Rebels won going away 49-19 on Friday night.
West completed 22 of 36 passes –– all but five completions coming in the last two quarters –– but by the time the junior got into a rhythm the Warriors trailed 35-0.
He connected on his first seven passes of the second half, and hit Elijah Battle from 23 yards out for West Caldwell’s first score.
It barely made a dent in West Lincoln’s lead.
“We’ve got a real smart quarterback in Dylan West, and we have a system where we let him read the coverage and call the plays and he just did a great job in the second half,” said acting head coach Mike Frederick. “We trust him and let him do it and it paid off. We didn’t get enough points, but it paid off.”
Miguel Corella ran for 234 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another as the Rebels (7-1, 3-1 Southern District 7 Athletic 2A) won their third straight and won the first meeting between the two teams.
Corella scored on runs of 29, 71 and 80 yards, and added a 30-yard shovel pass to Daniel Schesny for a score.
West Lincoln’s Charles Mack George ran for 142 yards and two scores and Schesny added an 89-yard kickoff return to open the second half to put the Rebels up 35-0.
West also connected with Titus Tucker for an 85-yard score in the third quarter that made it 49-13.
Haden Hagaman scored on a 4-yard run for the Warriors (1-7, 0-4) to wrap up the scoring.
West Lincoln, the league’s top rushing offense, had 401 yards on the ground. Its defense, also tops in the league, held the Warriors to 58 yards rushing.
David Denison had 12 catches for 90 yards and Tucker had three catches for 132 yards.
West also had a team-high 42 yards on the ground.