Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy
West End suffered its first loss of the season on September 8 in a 21-14 defeat at the hands of Class 2A, Region 6 rival Southeastern in Remlap.
Southeastern went ahead 7-0 with 17 seconds left in the first quarter on Gerald Sprayberry’s 8-yard touchdown run.
The Patriots (3-1, 1-1) tied it on a six-yard TD run by quarterback Tyler Jones midway through the second period, then took the lead less than two minutes later when Thad Pearce (pictured above) recovered a fumble and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. Evan Stancil kicked both extra points.
But the Mustangs drew within 14-13 shortly before halftime on Jackson McMillan’s 56-yard touchdown pass to Logan Davis, and Southeastern took the lead for good on Sprayberry’s seven-yard score and two-point conversion run at 6:53 of the third quarter.
Southeastern finished with a 298 to 123 advantage in total yards, including a 185 to 88 edge on the ground.
Jones was 4 for 15 in passing for 35 yards. Pearce rushed for 50 yards on three carries, while
Rock Sainsbury ran seven times for 32 yards.
West End hosts Gaston this Friday (Sept. 16) in region action.