Sullivan South QB Dylan Weiger (12) gets off a pass in front of onrushing Gate City defender Lex Reed (2) during Friday night's game at Legion Field in Gate City. (Jonathan McCoy photo)
GATE CITY — Sullivan South quarterback Dylan Wieger provided the bulk of the offense and the Rebels’ defense made sure it stood up in a dominant 40-7 victory over Gate City on Friday night.
Wieger accounted for 302 of South’s 357 yards of offense, rushing for 145 and throwing for 157 more. The 6-foot-3 junior busted a 52-yard touchdown run with 3:15 remaining before halftime to give his team a 13-0 cushion after the Rebels got off to a sloppy start.
Wieger also threw three touchdowns and completed 8 of 16 pass attempts. He was intercepted twice.
Though South’s offense struggled to get going, its defense shut down Gate City. The Blue Devils mustered only 51 yards in the first half and moved the chains twice.
The Rebels' offense warmed up in the second half. Wieger hit Christian Comsa on a 10-yard fade route to the corner of the end zone before connecting with Will Blair on a 77-yard scoring strike to stake South to a 33-0 lead.
Hunter Collier hit his brother Michael with an 11-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, but South’s Evan Headrick took the ensuing kickoff 85 yards to provide the final scoring margin.
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