Atlanta RBs Corion Webster + Everett Dickerson Pace Rabbits’ 72-32 Rout of Wills Point
[By Colby Fleet, Special to ETSN.fm]
LONGVIEW — Corion Webster and Everett Dickerson combined to rush for 187 yards and four scores, building a 22-point halftime lead en route to a 72-32 victory over Wills Point in Friday’s Class 3A Division II Region II bi-district football playoff at Lobo Stadium.
Atlanta (5-6), will play Gilmer in a 3A Division II Region II area playoff next week. Wills Point finished their season at 5-6.
Rabbits sophomore quarterback Chase Musgrove was nearly perfected in the first half, completing 7 of 8 passes for 160 yards with a touchdown. He did not complete a pass in the second half but finished the night with 36 yards and two TDs on the ground.
Wills Point scored its only touchdown of the first-half on a 13-play drive that covered 62 yards and included receptions to receivers Tre Smith and Micky Morris, which set up Dominique Granville’s 1-yard touchdown run.
Atlanta led 39-17 at halftime behind 383 total yards. Atlanta used its ground attack all night, as senior running back Alan Fonteneaux scored on runs of 5 and 4 yards, respectively, on back-to-back possessions.
Wills Point junior quarterback Chase Pemberton was harassed by a solid defensive front all night long, but managed to complete 15-of-32 passes for 200 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Pemberton’s second touchdown toss was an 11-yard hookup to Smith that cut the Atlanta lead 59-24 with 3:59 left in the third quarter. Dominique Granville rushed for two touchdowns that covered 1 and 4 yards and also had an 18-yard touchdown.
Atlanta scored the final touchdown of the ballgame when Khristain Kirk outran the Wills Point defense 52 yards to the end zone and turned the lights out on the bi-district party.
Senior Nick Stiger led Atlanta with three catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. Alan Fonteneaux carried 10 times—nine times in the second half—for 66 yards and three second-half touchdowns. Defensively, Randel Clark and Dickerson added one interception apiece.
Wills Point’s Tre Smith caught five passes for 87 yards, including a third-quarter touchdown. Sophomore Jah Golden added five receptions for 68 yards.