Wildcats race past Wilson
Westview hammers the Trojans 49-0 to improve to 2-0 in '06
ROCK CREEK - Westview mixed good football with powerful memories on Friday, taking out Wilson 49-0 after celebrating the lives of former Wildcat player Curtis Nettles and former Beaverton School Board chairman Mike Osborne in a pre-game ceremony on its new turf field.
Nettles, a 2002 Westview graduate and football co-captain, was killed at age 22 in Iraq April 2 when his truck rolled over during a flash flood.
Osborne died of a heart attack at 49 on May 13 after helping spearhead the effort that led to construction of Westview's new artificial turf football field.
After that somber beginning Friday, the 2006 Wildcats went out and absolutely smoked Wilson on their new turf. Senior tailback Duane Prewitt ran for 113 yards and three first-half touchdowns, and the Wildcats then put the game out of reach with a 28-point third period.
'We took care of business,' said Westview coach Jon Evans. 'Duane Prewitt really got us going in the first half.'
And the Wildcats just kept going in the second half, too, getting four touchdown passes - two each from Josh Hill and Jake Derrah - in the third quarter to blow past the Trojans.
'We got a real solid game from Andrew Jones,' Evans said, noting the senior wide receiver's four catches for 88 yards.
Kaale Papas added 55 yards on three rushes, and Hill completed 7-of-11 passes for 162 yards and one interception.
The Westview defense stepped up Friday, too, holding Wilson to just 91 yards in total offense, 88 on the ground and just three through the air.
Westview hosts McMinnville at 7:30 p.m. Friday in its homecoming game.