NEW CONCORD — After taking a 7-0 lead, it was all downhill Saturday for the Wilmington College football team in a 41-7 loss to Muskingum in the season finale.
The loss ends the Quakers season tied for last in the Ohio Athletic Conference with the Muskies at 1-8. Overall, Wilmington wraps up head coach Bryan Moore’s first year at 2-8.
Wilmington started fast as Luke Creditt completed five passes on the opening drive, including a 15-yarder to Tim Murphy for a touchdown. The seven-play, 68-yard series last 2:59 and gave WC a 7-0 advantage.
But sparked by a senior day crowd, Muskingum scored touchdowns on its five first-half drives and led 35-7 at halftime.
Creditt finished with 149 yards passing and a touchdown. Ameer Jackson caught five passes for 74 yards. Eric Flynn Jr. had 53 yards rushing on 15 attempts.
Steve Broussard, Tre’Quez Parks, Bryan Gonzalez and Deavyn Jones all had seven stops to pace the Quaker defense.
Jarett Patton, a Washington Senior High School graduate, who is the grandson of Vickie and John Patton of Wilmington, placed three of his five Muskingum punts inside the 20 yard line. He finished as the fourth overall punter in the OAC, averaging 34.1 yards. The freshman had a long punt this season of 58 yards and 15 of his 59 kicks were inside the 20.
The 41 points for Muskingum were a season high. The Muskies had 453 yards of offense while WÇ managed just 215 yards. Muskingum held a 13-minute advantage in time of possession and was 4-of-5 in the red zone.
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