FLORENCE — Wilson’s powerful ground game kept rolling Friday night as the Warriors claimed their fourth consecutive victory by pounding West Limestone 41-7.
Jason Futrell ran 170 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Wilson (4-2, 3-1 region). The Warriors finished with 373 yards rushing and put together several long drives.
“We try to get better each week, especially in the running game,” coach Scott Brown said. “I thought we came out a little flat tonight, but we were able to get it going, especially in the second half.”
West Limestone (3-3, 1-3) took an early 7-0 lead when Dylan Miller caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Caleb McConnell with 8:32 to go in the first quarter.
Wilson, however, dominated the rest of the way. Futrell capped a long drive with a 3-yard touchdown run and Brandon Willingham’s extra point tied it at 7 with 5:37 left in the opening quarter.
West Limestone looked as if it might regain the lead as the Wildcats took the ensuing kickoff and drove to the Wilson 10 before losing a fumble. Wilson then drove 90 yards with Futrell scoring on a 9-yard run to put the Warriors up 14-7.
Futrell added another 3-yard scoring run late in the first half and Wilson took a 21-7 lead into halftime.
Wilson completely dominated the second half, scoring three more touchdowns while holding the Wildcats to 25 yards of offense.
“We take a lot of pride in our defense,” Brown said. “We wanted to stop their running game and we did a great job doing that in the second half.”
The Warriors extended their lead to 28-7 on their first drive of the second half. Wilson Cook capped the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.
Cook added a 1-yard scoring run on the opening play of the fourth quarter to push the Warriors’ lead to 34-7. James Whited capped the scoring for Wilson with a 21-yard touchdown run with 9:53 remaining.
Wilson will play county rival Central next week.
“It’s a big region game for us,” Brown said. “We’ll have to play well, but if we can continue to get better we should be all right.”