Westlake Cruises To 29-14 Win Over Archer In First Corky Kell Appearance
On Thursday, the Westlake Lions and the Archer Tigers met up on day two of the 30th Annual Corky Kell Classic. For the Lions, this would be their first appearance in the annual football classic and they would go to work immediately as they would march down the field on the opening drive of the game and cap it with a touchdown pass from quarterback RJ Johnson to TJ Booker and Westlake would take the early 7-0 lead. The Tigers would eventually get on the board and tie the game 7-7 in the second quarter courtesy of a Caleb Peevy touchdown pass to Derrick Moore.
However the story of the game would be the Lions defense and the second and third quarter adjustments that they made which led to pressure on Peevy throughout the remainder of the game and causing problems for the Archer offense. Meanwhile, offensively, Westlake would get three more touchdowns from Johnson as he add one more in the air and two rushing scores as the Lions would go on to pick up the 29-15 win in their first appearance in the Corky Kell Classic, which May said they were “proud to be a part of.”
Following the win, Westlake head coach Bobby May discussed the adjustments made that allowed their defense to put pressure on Archer’s Peevy. “We just needed to get lined up right,” May said as he continued, “Once we get lined up right, we’re pretty good. They did some things that confused us a little bit, but if we get lined up right and we can play fast, then we’re fine.” May also noted that takeaways from the win included more consistency with their running game as well as continuing to work on their offensive line as one that is difficult for opposing defenses to handle. “Our offensive line has the potential to dominate people, but, we have to get in shape,” May added.