FLORENCE — Wilson’s season may have come up one game short of the playoffs, but the Warriors closed out their season in style Friday night, hammering Elkmont 63-20.
The Warriors (5-5) offense scored 28 unanswered points in the first quarter to take control of the game and never looked back. Wilson had no turnovers and ran for 231 yards.
“Our offense was really clicking tonight,” Wilson coach Scott Brown said. “I hate how the season ended for our seniors, but we have a lot of players coming back next year, and they laid the foundation for the future.”
Wilson quarterback Hunter Thorp completed three of his four passes for three touchdowns, and Tre-jon Burris caught four passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns. Jason Futrell rushed for 96 yards and two TDs on 11 carries, while Wilson Cook had 71 yards and pair of TD runs.
James Whitehed got Wilson on the board just three minutes into the game on a 24-yard TD run. Jonathan Rhodes added a touchdown on an interception return – one of four picks for Wilson on the night – to out the Warriors up 14-0.
Brennan Parrish then hit Burris for a 34-yard TD , and Thorp hit Burris for a 49-yard TD strike to give Wilson a commanding 28-0 lead after the first quarter.
After an Red Devil (2-8) touchdown pass from Jerad Bailey to Rhett Bailey, the Warriors answered with a 10-yard TD pass from Thorp to Burris to put Wilson up 35-7.
Cook scored from 3 yards out late in the second to give Wilson a 42-14 halftime lead.
Jason Futrell and Dylan Robertson added a pair of second half TD runs, and Teasti Murphy scored on a 92-yard kickoff return to cap the night.