Article By: AJ Hughes
Photos by: Lacie Urich
Last Friday night Sept 4, the Wilson Central High School football team beat Rossview by a score of 27-7. It was Wilson Central’s first win of the season in a very big region game. The first two games of the season didn’t count towards their playoff standings, but this game did so it was huge that they got their first win in this game.
Wilson Central scored their first points of the game on the very first drive when Tristan Lewis threw a huge 64-yard touchdown pass to Ezra Widelock. Rossview answered back with a 27-yard touchdown pass of their own. After that play in the first quarter, Wilson Central did not allow a single point for the rest of the game. Wilson Central took back the lead in the second quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run from Zavier Ali to make the lead 14-7. Later in the fourth quarter, Lewis threw another touchdown pass to Widelock this time for 39 yards. Zavier Ali then iced the game for the Wildcats with a 15-yard touchdown run, to make the score 27-7. Ali had a total of 104 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns for the Wildcats, and Lewis was 6 for 7 throwing the ball with 133 passing yards and two touchdowns. Lewis also made an impact running the ball as he ran for 52 yards and picked up some key first downs.
For their next game, the Wildcats will travel to Kenwood High School to take on the Knights. Wilson Central was originally scheduled to take on Antioch, but due to the restrictions of Metro schools, Wilson Central was forced to reschedule. Tickets will be limited so if you can’t make the game, subscribe to NFHS on the NFHS Network to watch the game live.