By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times
Doug Wilson says Friday night’s road trip to J.Z. George is a little more than just another non-division game for his East Webster Wolverines.
“They will be the fastest team we have played so far,” the East Webster head coach said of the 1-3 Jaguars. “They are very elusive.
“This game is critical for us,” Wilson said. “We know we have got to have some momentum going into district play with as tough of a district as we have. We have been battle tested in our non-division games.
“The last four weeks have been some of the toughest games we as coaches have been a part of, and the kids have held up well,” he said. “We need to finish with some momentum.”
During that four-week span the Wolverines have won 20-19 at Noxapater, 35-27 over Nettleton, 21-13 at Houston and last week trailed 13-12 at end of the first quarter before rallying to take a 25-13 win over homestanding Caledonia.
The turning point for EW last week was when Chase Keller returned the second-half kick-off 70 yards to give the Wolverines possession deep in Houston territory. East Webster eventually scored on the drive when Deangelo Williams ran the ball in from one yard out.
The game was a seesaw affair in the early going with Caledonia scoring on its first possession of the night to go up 6-0. East Webster, now 5-0 on the season, responded with a 3-yard touchdown runs by quarterback Jack Wilson to tie the game at 6-6. After Liggins scored on a 15-yard run to put the winners up 12-6, Caledonia returned the ensuing kick-off for a touchdown to take a 13-12 advantage.
Wilson ran the ball in on a 3-yard run in the second quarter to put EW up 18-13 at the half. John Wofford Williams had a couple key runs in that drive to set up the score.
Liggins finished the night with 58 rushing yards on 12 carries, while Williams had 13 attempts for 57 yards and Luke Wilson had 13 carries for 38 yards.
Jack Wilson hit on 2-of-3 passes for 38 yards and ran for 18 more. McKinley Hollenhead had one catch for 20 yards, while Marques Reives caught one pass for 18 yards.
Draper Nason had eight tackles to lead the winners, while Shelton Tillery, Hollenhead, Kolby Crowley and Williams had five tackles each. Crowley, Tyler Doss and Colby Williamson each recovered a fumble for the Wolverines.