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Wilson plays the spoiler's role again

Posted Monday, October 09, 2006 by Greg Mortier


James Johnson
Staff writer


(October 7, 2006) 2 The Wilson Wildcats seem to have a knack for beating undefeated teams.

Wilson spoiled another unblemished record after it held on to win 8-0 and hand Aquinas its first loss in a non-league game Friday night at PAETEC Park.

A three-yard touchdown run by Rakim Stubbs during the first quarter and opportunistic defense was enough for the Wildcats inside the city's newest stadium.

The Wildcats (4-2) stunned City-Catholic League rival Marshall last week before they dropped Aquinas (5-1), which is No. 1 in Section V's Class A point standings.

"It's very big because of all the hard work we've put in and the stuff that we've had to overcome, like close games that we should have won," said Stubbs, who finished with 101 yards on 23 carries.

Wilson's style is simple but effective football.

"We like to let our defense play and run the football," said Wilson coach Greg Mortier.

When it works, the Wildcats eat large chunks of time off the scoreboard clock.

Wilson moved the ball 75 yards in 5:08 on the game's opening drive to score. Stubbs also carried in the two-point conversion from his spot in Wilson's double-wing formation.

Penalties erased two Aquinas touchdowns.

Nick Borkowski scooped up a wayward Wilson pitch and returned it 84 yards in the first quarter, but a personal foul penalty canceled the score. A holding penalty nullified a 24-yard run by Cedrick Barber.

Wilson's defense did its part to stop the Little Irish, too.

The Wildcats needed to hold Aquinas one more time after fumbling the ball away at the Little Irish 30 with three minutes left.

Wilson senior defensive back Chris Postell intercepted his second pass to get the ball back for Wilson's offense to run out the clock.

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