WILMINGTON — Derek Larimer threw five touchdown passes, three to Lathan Jones, and WC rushed for 384 yards in a 63-43 shootout victory over the College of Wooster Saturday at Townsend Field.
Nehemiah Jenkins ran for 194 yards and Ben Hobbs had 137 as the Quakers posted their highest rushing total in at least a decade.
Operating out of the shotgun formation on offense and without givine up a sack, the passing game was controlled with the exception of the 73-yard scoring play from Larimer to Jones in the first quarter.
When Nehemiah Jenkins scored his first touchdown of the day in the final quarter, Wilmington had a seemingly comfortable lead of 56-22.
But Wooster returned the ensuring kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown and put another seven on the board with a fumble return for a touchdown. Suddenly, with 8:14 still to play, the Quaker lead was 56-36.
A Wooster 88-yard touchdown pass at 2:37 made it 56-43 Wilmington but Hobbs scored from two-yards out with 32 seconds to play to seal the win.
Wilmington’s defense had five takeaways and two sacks. Quentin Davis led WC with nine tackles. Noah Perry was next with six including 2.5 for loss (1 of which was a sack) and a forced fumble.
Sept 2, 2023
Wilmington 63, Wooster 43
WC-Lathan Jones 15 yard pass from Derek Larimer (Run good) 9:34
WO-Andrew Hammer 13 yard pass from Chanden Lee (Run good) 5:53
WC-Lathan Jones 73 yard pass from Derek Larimer (PAT good) 4:05
WO-Tate Journell 14 yard pass from Chanden Lee (PAT good) 14:05
WC-Kaleb Easley 1 yard run (PAT good) 12:26
WC-Lathan Jones 12 yard pass from Derek Larimer (PAT good) 7:54
WC-Ben Hobbs 8 yard run (PAT good) 4:26
WC-Nathan Throckmorton 7 yard pass from Derek Larimer (PAT good) 5:56
WO-Jordan Lewis 74 yard pass from Chanden Lee (PAT good) 5:12
WC-Kaleb Easley 10 yard pass from Derek Larimer (PAT good) 1:08
WC-Nehemiah Jenkins 2 yard run (PAT failed) 11:21
WO-Kieran Klingsberg 88 yard kickoff erturn (PAT good) 11:08
WO-Liam Regan 37 yard fumble recovery (PAT good) 8:14
WO-Brazos Gadler 88 yard pass from Chanden Lee (PAT good) 2:37
WC-Ben Hobbs 2 yard run (PAT good) 0:32
PASSING: Derek Larimer 12-21-1, 168 yards, 5 TD; Isaac Ross 1-1-0, 31 yards
RUSHING: Nehemiah Jenkins 28-194-1; Ben Hobbs 26-137-2; Derek Larimer 4-27-0; Demarco Owens 3-12-0; Nathan Throckmorton 2-5-0; Kaleb Easley 2-5-1; Isaac Ross 2-4-0
RECEIVING: Lathan Jones 5-145-3; Bryan Kears 1-16-0; Saa’lih Muhammed 1-13-0; Kaleb Easley 2-8-1; Nathan Throckmorton 1-7-1; Ben Hobbs 1-7-0; Nehemiah Jenkins 2-3-0
INTERCEPTIONS: Zac Schmidt 1, Xzerious Stinnett 1, Nathan Nemeth 1
TACKLES: Quentin Davis 9; Noah Perry 6 (2.5 tfl); Joey Weikel 5; Lincoln Washington 5 (2.5 tfl) Zac Schmidt 4; Jake Sheriff 4; Jalaun Covington 3; Jarod Lee 3; Nathan Nemeth 3; Xzerious Stinnett 2; Trevor Smith 2; Curtis Spangler 2; Logan Lovins 2; Nehemiah Jenkins 1; Na’Zere Neal 1; Kaleb Easley 1; Devon Harolson 1; Sean Hollenbeck 1; Dominic Smith 1; Justin Herring 1