PORTLAND -- Jordan Roundtree passed for a pair of touchdowns and Wilson Central's defense kept host Portland out of the end zone as the Wildcats picked up their first District 9-AAA win of the season Friday night, beating the Panthers 26-7.
Roundtree opened the scoring with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Coombs, and finished it off with a 14-yard score to Jordan Wilson late in the third quarter.
Weston Rountree added a scoring run for the Wildcats in the third quarter.
Rountree, who completed six of his 10 passes for 91 yards, had his touchdown pass to Coombs come only 96 seconds into the game. The tally gave the Wildcats a 7-0 lead, an advantage they enjoyed the entire night.
Brad Cavanough followed with a 43-yard field goal in the final minute of the opening period, and he added a 27-yard field goal on the final play of the half, making it 13-0 at intermission.
Cavanough added a 72-yard punt in the third quarter, helping turn field position in the Wildcats' favor. That helped them extend the margin to 20-0 thanks to Weston Rountree's 2-yard touchdown run.
Portland's only points came moments later when Bryant Dowlen returned the ensuing kickoff 98 yards, cutting the margin to 20-7.
But Wilson Central (2-1, 1-1) was unfazed. Rountree's touchdown pass to Wilson came only two minutes later, and neither team scored again.
Alex Price led the Wildcats with six carries for 91 yards.
Portland had only 150 yards of offense.
"I'm very proud of our defense tonight," Wilson Central coach Brad Dedman said.
Wilson Central goes on the road Friday night to play Cleveland. Portland (0-3, 0-1) visits Greenbrier.
WC 26,, Port 7
WC 10 3 13 0 26
Port 0 0 7 0 7
WC—Kyle Coombs 40 pass from Jordan Roundtree (Brad Cavanough kick), 10:24
WC—FG 43 Cavanough, :18
WC—FG 27 Cavanough, 00
WC—Weston Roundtree 2 run (Cavanough kick), 4:31
Port—Bryant Dowlen 98 kickoff return (Mason Benning), 4:15
WC—Jordan Wilson 14 pass from Jordan Roundtree (kick blocked), 2:13
FD 17 10
Rush 29-208 28-117
Pass Yds 92 33
Tot 300 150
A-C-I 6-10-0 5-14-0
Punt 3-55.0 5-25.2
Fum 0-0 0-0
Pen 5-30 3-20
WC: Coombs 4-34, Alex Price 6-91, Jordan Wilson 7-36, J.Roundtree 2-11, W.Roundtree 5-20, Gabe Angel 5-16. P: Austin Griggs 9-40, Bryant Dowlen 10-54, Ethan Brummitt 2-8, Devonta House 4-8, Drew Douglas 2-9, Kemper Dixon 1-(-2).
WC: Jordan Roundtree 6-10-0-92; P: Austin Griggs
Coombs 2-52, Angel 2-29, Jordan Wilson 1-14, Hunter Wilson 1-(-3). Portland: Dowlen 2-27, Justin Ebert 1-6, Brummitt 1-(-1), Michael Hardy 1-1.