Wilson Central earns first win in penalty filled game

GLADEVILLE — In a flag-filled game where both teams combined for 24 penalties, Wilson Central earned its first win of 2009 26-7 over Station Camp Friday night.
Oct 25, 2009

Wilson Central tackle Cameron Clemmons, left, hugs fellow senior J.D. Hutchings. Photo by DALLUS WHITFIELD

GLADEVILLE — In a flag-filled game where both teams combined for 24 penalties, Wilson Central earned its first win of 2009 26-7 over Station Camp Friday night.
"We told them before the game it did not matter if it was sloppy, ugly or pretty just as long as it was a win," Wildcat coach Traye Aric said after the Wildcats' first win after eight opening losses. "I am so proud of my team and my coaching staff. We kept fighting all year and just answered the bell tonight."
It did not take long for the Wildcats to get on the scoreboard. After a three and out on Station Camp's opening possession. The snap to the punter was bobbled and recovered by the Wildcats at the 1-yard line.
On the Wildcats' first play from scrimmage, Hunter Cranford sneaked the ball over the goal line and with the extra point the score was 7-0.
The next drive for Wilson Central began at the Station Camp 49. The yellow hanky came into play as the Wildcats were whistled for five penalties, but got three points out of it when Jackson Redditt hit the first of two field goals from 27 yards out to make the score 10-0.
Station Camp got on the scoreboard when Jacob Hamblen took a handoff around the left side, got into the secondary and raced 67 yards for a touchdown to make the score 10-7.
Early in the second quarter, Cranford scored again, this time from 20 yards away, to make the score 16-7 and that is the way it stood until halftime.
In the first half, both teams had 18 penalties with Wilson Central charged with 11.
The rest of the scoring was done in the fourth quarter. First, a drive stalled at the 32-yard line, Redditt was called on to attempt a 50-yard field goal and just nailed it over the bar to make the score 19-7.
The final score was set up by a fumble. It took two snaps but Jordan Stewart took the football in from 10 yards out to make the final score 26-7.
Wilson Central with the win improved to 1-5 in District play going into next Friday's season finale against visiting Portland. Station Camp, coached by Mt. Juliet-graduate Shaun Hollinsworth, dropped to 1-5 in district play and (2-7) overall. The Bison will host Lebanon in next Friday's finale.

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