ATLANTA—The Westlake Lions scored early and often Friday night in their Region 2 7A contest against visiting Newnan en route to a 47-21 victory.
Westlake put the ball in the end zone on its first three possessions of the game, grabbing a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looking back.
Both teams entered the contest undefeated with 2-0 records in the region, but the Lions took control of the league standings with the win.
The victory gave the Lions their 15th straight region win and locked up the 2 7A title with two games left on their schedule.
Westlake used plays from wide receiver Amir Spivey and a 100-plus yard performance from Christian Davis who also eclipsed 1,000-yards on the season.
The Lions took control of the opening kick and marched 75 yards in less than two minutes to open the scoring.
A missed extra point kept Westlake’s lead at 6-0.
Newnan gave the ball back to Westlake after a fumble on its first possession of the game and the Lions took advantage of the solid field possession.
Davis’ 1-yard touchdown plunge capped the Lions’ drive and after the extra point, they were up 13-0.
After a Newnan punt, the Wildcats added their third touchdown of the quarter when Chase Lloyd scored his second touchdown of the game.
Malik Hussie made the defensive play of the game to set up the Newnan’s first touchdown.
After a long run by Bryson Moss down to the Lions 1, Newnan found the end zone on a short run by Austin Payan to cut the gap to 20-7.
Ricky Boozer also had an interception for the Cougars and after the turnover Newnan marched the ball down to the Lions one.
Westlake’s defense however turned in a fourth-down stop to kill the Cougars’ momentum.
From there, the Lions marched 99 yards to increase the lead to 27-7 and they weren’t done.
Westlake added one final touchdown late right before the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Newnan outscored Westlake 14-13 in the final quarter.
Newnan had touchdown’s from fullback Austin Payan,and two fourth-quarter touchdowns from Tyriq Hussie and Nick Owens.