The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, July 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Rams top Falcons in sloppy affair

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.