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West Georgia rolls past West Florida


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 12, 2016 - 9:24 PM

The West Georgia Wolves started the season with a No. 2 ranking in the national Division II football poll.

A couple of early-season losses put a dent in the Wolves’ high expectations and ended the team’s playoff hopes.

Saturday in the season finale, the Wolves took out their frustrations against West Florida in a Gulf South Conference game, winning the contest 69-0 in Pensacola.

The Wolves end their season with a 7-4 overall record and a 4-4 mark in league play.

West Georgia stepped on the gas early and never let up. The Wolves built a 48-0 lead at the half getting big plays from the offense, defense and special teams.

After leading 21-0 at the end of the first quarter, the Wolves added 27 points to their side of the scoreboard in the second quarter.

West Georgia rolled up 561 yards of total offense while holding West Florida to just 128 yards.

West Georgia also had 27 first downs compared to just eight for West Florida.

West Georgia quarterback Willie Candler was 13 of 17 for 190 yards. He also threw three touchdown passes to DeNiko Carter.

LeMarcus Franks led the Wolves’ rushing attack with 168 yards and a touchdown.

DeVontae Jackson rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns, while Travis Custis finished with 12 yards and two touchdowns.

The West Georgia defense intercepted Kaleb Nobles six times, including two from Marcus Sayles.

It was the last college game for former East Coweta standout David Singleton.

The cornerback finished with three tackles in his college football finale.