Longhorns find success on the road

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Maddie Cooke

The Longhorns look to win their third homecoming game in a row on Friday Oct. 2.

The Longhorns offense exploded its way to a 42-7 victory at Warrenton on Friday night. The offense totaled 383 yards while the defense held Warrenton to only 200 yards. The horns move to 3-1 on the year when playing on the road.

“It was a quality team win. Everyone on the field contributed in one way or another.  I think the great week of practice really helped us play disciplined football against Warrenton,” senior wide receiver Daniel Bickert said.

Junior quarterback Jack Martin threw for 124 yards and also ran for 65 yards on nine carries. Senior running back Nick Lewis scored two touchdowns on 13 carries for 86 yards.

“I credit my offensive line for the win. They dominated upfront which helped us run and throw the ball the whole night,” Martin said.

For the second time this season, junior defensive end Antonio Smith scored a touchdown off of an interception late in the third quarter.

“Our defense brought the intensity that really sparked our whole team. We need the same effort that we had on Friday night for every game. We have a talented group of guys here that can really do something special this season,” Smith said.

Senior Safety Simon Lindo recorded his second interception of the year to help seal the game for the Horns.

“We looked like the same team that was 2-0 to start the season. Coach Duncan preached all week about how important this game was and we all rose to the occasion,” Lindo said.

West has three games remaining with two of them being conference opponents: Ladue and Clayton.

“We needed this win to get us to 3-3. I am really confident we can carry this momentum into the rest of the season and more importantly the playoffs,” junior defensive lineman Caleb Carswell said.

Last season Ladue beat West at home 38-3.

“Our loss to Ladue last year is still in the back of everyone’s head. It is a huge conference game that so happens to be on Homecoming too. It is probably the biggest game of the year,” senior cornerback Scott McKnight said.