Westwood wins DRVC championship with perfect season
The Westwood Middle School Rockets defeated Liberty 12-6 to cap an undefeated, 9-0 season and win the Duck River Valley Conference football championship Thursday.
The Rockets beat the previously undefeated Patriots last Thursday in overtime at Manchester to finish the regular season 8-0. This time they took the lead early in the fourth quarter and held on to win in regulation.
After a scoreless first half, Liberty put points on the board first as David Trisdale carried the ball for long yardage and a touchdown with 7:20 to go in the third quarter. Westwood answered with a touchdown of its own later in the quarter as Austin Harmon made a 35-yard run into the end zone to tie the game.
In the fourth quarter Brent Moon carried the ball 60 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
The Rockets were forced to compete without fullback Grant Chambers, who was sidelined with a leg injury.
This year’s football squad was the first in Westwood history to go 9-0, according to head coach Chad Dyer.