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Wilson’s powerful offense leads the way in a 49-14 win over Manheim Central by: Tyler Harden

WEST LAWN—Last season, Wilson lost in a heartbreaker to Manheim Central in the regular season, 20-10. But this year, the Bulldogs came in with high intensity, and the results showed. Manheim Central was coming off of a 37-7 loss to Warwick, so Wilson chose to take advantage.

The first quarter was slow, as both teams struggled to put together long drives. That was until Wilson Wide Receiver, Troy Corson, scored on a 55 yard jet sweep from Kaleb Brown to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead (Wagner PAT).

In the second quarter, Wilson had two fumbles that Manheim Central recovered. Their second fumble recovery allowed them to tie the game, with an Evan Simon 13 yard run up the middle (Shull PAT). Simon, Manheim Central’s Quarterback, is committed to Rutgers.

The play after that is when Wilson started to step on the gas, as Mason Lenart received the kick and took it back for a 90 yard touchdown (Wagner PAT). The Wilson offense really found a rhythm after that play. Avanti Lockhart scored on a 1 yard run, Troy Corson on a 42 yard pass from Kaleb Brown, and Kaleb Brown ran for a 45 yard touchdown. Evan Simon also completed a 48 yard touchdown pass to Colby Wagner for Manheim Central. By the end of the first half, Wilson led 35-14. 

Wilson continued to play with intensity, as Lockhart scored another 1 yard touchdown after a 62 yard run (Wagner PAT), and Brown threw a touchdown pass to Nate Hoekstra (Wagner PAT). “I think we played really hard”, Wilson Running Back, Avanti Lockhart said, “We came out a little iffy, but we picked it up in the end which is what matters most.”

Wilson improves to 4-0, and they play at Penn Manor next week on Friday, September 20th at 7 P.M. “We have to come in 100% like every other team” Lockhart said, “We just have to bring our A-game.” Manheim Central falls to 2-2 after suffering two tough losses in a row. “[Wilson] came out to play tonight, I don’t think we matched their intensity.” Simon said, “We need to work on accepting coaching, come with more intensity in practice, it’s unacceptable. I don’t think we quit tonight, which is very important.” The Barons play at Elizabethtown next week on Friday, September 20th at 7 P.M.