The Westview Chargers are set to make their first state championship appearance in 20 years when they take on Hampton in Chattanooga tomorrow.
The Chargers punched their ticket to the BlueCross Bowl last Friday after overcoming a
18-14 halftime deficit. The Westview defense held Riverside scoreless in the 2nd half to secure a 35-18 victory on the road.
Quarterback Ty Simpson lead the way for the offense in Decatur County as he was the leading rusher and passer, all while battling illness. Simpson was 16 of 23 passing for 258 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed 13 times for 103 yards.
Quincy Hamilton also had a huge offensive night with six catches for 174 yards and three touchdowns. Garner Anderson added in four catches for 43 yards and one touchdown.
Jackson Abel was a perfect five for five on extra point attempts. Abel also punted twice for an average of 32.5 yards and had two touchbacks on kickoffs.
The Chargers offense overall had 19 first downs, 142 rushing yards, and 265 passing yards.
On the defensive end, Hayden Smith was the leading tackler with 10 including one unassisted and two for a loss. Ashton Carter had nine tackles and one unassisted.
Omarion Harris, Drew Shanklin, Quincy Hamilton, Miles Vincent, Garner Anderson, Quindarian Johnson, Micah Daniels, Eason Couch, and Javion Goins each added multiple tackles on the evening.
Drew Shanklin's eight tackles helped him eclipse 200 career tackles.
Westview hit the road to Chattanooga this morning after a spaghetti dinner and community pep rally last night.
The Chargers will look to bring home the gold ball tomorrow, December 4th at 3:00 pm ET at Finely Stadium.
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*Stats provided by Dan Scates.