Taking advantage of Foss miscues early and often, the Wilson Rams scored three first quarter touchdowns and overcame some of their own sloppy play later to hold on for a 39-14 win over the Falcons tonight, setting up a huge Narrows 3A showdown versus Lincoln next week.
Jake Ferris recovered a fumble on the second play of the game for Wilson, and four plays later Devon Phillips scored the first of his four touchdowns, from 10 yards out. The Rams stopped a fake punt on Foss’ next possession, and Phillips capped off another drive with an 11-yard score. Rickey Perry then intercepted Foss quarterback Nick Burton on the second play of the next drive, and Wilson quarterback Moses Lewis hit Santana Johnson for a 25-yard touchdown to put the Rams up 20-0 after one quarter.
Backup quarterback Omar Morris finally got the Falcons on the scoreboard late in the half, engineering a 10-play, 90-yard drive and capping it with a seven-yard touchdown run to make it 20-6. But Phillips was in the end zone five plays later for Wilson, scoring on another 10-yard run to make it 26-6 at the half. Lewis hit Connor Patterson for a 41-yard touchdown on Wilson’s second drive of the second half, and Phillips’ fourth score – from 11 yards out early in the fourth quarter – put the game out of reach at 39-6. The Falcons’ Baacari Kiner provided the final margin, scoring on a three-yard plunge late.
Phillips finished with 20 carries for 194 yards and the four scores, while Lewis was 8-for-13 for 142 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception for the Rams. Morris was 7-for-15 for 112 yards for Foss, while adding 10 carries for 38 yards and a touchdown.
With the win, Wilson improves to 2-3 in the Narrows 3A, and travels next week to Lincoln, who sits at 1-3 in league play. The winner will likely get the league’s fourth bid to the playoffs.