Sporting WCA

Westminster Tops U-City in Quarterfinal

Westminster football is now in uncharted territory after defeating U-City 35-13 in the state quarterfinal. The win avenged their two consecutive losses in the quarterfinal gamer, and marks the first time that Westminster had ever advanced past this round.
Right from the start, the tempo was set as a physical game. Westminster relied heavily on Steve Webb’s punishing style of running. Webb carried the Wildcat offense with 29 rushes and 238 yards. Two big runs by Webb Westminster’s first drive set up a 40 yard play action pass from Evan Johnson to Dylan Conway. That score gave Westminster a 7-0 lead. Johnson was 8-11 for 209 yards. was The Westminster defense held strong to thwart a U-City response, stuffing them on 4th down on the 1 yard line. However, a rare Webb fumble at midfield set up a 5 yard touchdown pass by KeAndre Bledsoe with 5:34 left in the half. Westminster quickly responded when Steve Webb ran for 40 yards to reclaim the lead for the Cats. The score stayed 14-7 going into the half.
Westminster received the ball to start the second half and promptly took the ball down to the U-City. The Lion defense rose to the occasion and stuffed the Wildcats on 4 consecutive plays, giving U-City the ball. Two plays into the drive, Bledsoe overshot his receiver and Conway, playing defense back, intercepted the errant throw and took it back 25 yards for a touchdown.
Westminster continued to pull away, adding two more scores, a 35 yard catch by and a 42 yard run by Webb.
Things go chippy as the Cats began to pull away. Multiple unsportsmanlike penalties were given to each team.
The Wildcats are back in action next week with a chance to win play at the dome for s state title.