GOSHEN — For the fourth straight week, the Wilmington football team had a blowout win.
Led by Aiden Price’s three touchdown performance, Thad Stuckey’s 202 yards rushing and another sterling effort by the defense, Wilmington cruised to a 48-7 win over Goshen at Jim Brown Stadium Friday night.
The SBAAC American Division victory puts WHS at 2-0 in the division and 4-3 overall.
Western Brown also is 2-0 in the division after a 50-28 win Friday over Clinton-Massie.
Goshen drops to 0-2 in league play, 1-6 in all games.
After losing three games by 29 total points to start the Ryan Evans era, Wilmington has won four in a row by a combined 204-21.
Things get much tougher from here on out, though, as the Hurricane steps up the competition against New Richmond, Western Brown and Clinton-Massie to close the season.
The Hurricane defense has been solid throughout the season and Friday was no different. Goshen managed just 101 yards on offense, including 46 yards on 20 rushing attempts.
Stuckey opened the scoring at 5:51 of the first period with his first touchdowns on the night. Jonathan Custis made his first point after touchdown of the night for a 7-0 lead.
Caydn Denniston scored with 1:58 to play in the opening period and with the Custis PAT it was 14-0 and the rout was on.
Price scored from 10 yards out and then Luke Achtermann scored yet another defensive touchdown with a pick-6 and early in the second quarter it was 27-0 WHS.
Price scored back-to-back touchdowns for WHS, the second of which came with 16 seconds to play until half after Achtermann blocked a Goshen punt.
Stuckey’s 92-yard run late in the third got the Hurricane close but it was Bryson Schutte who recovered a fumble in the end zone for the final TD of the night.
Sept 30, 2022
@Jim Brown Stadium
Wilmington 48, Goshen 7
W-Thad Stuckey 12 yard run (Jonathan Custis PAT)
W-Caydn Denniston 45 yard run (Jonathan Custis PAT)
W-Aiden Price 11 yard run (Jonathan Custis PAT)
W-Luke Achtermann 28 yard interception return (PAT Failed)
W-Aiden Price 10 yard run (Jonathan Custis PAT)
W-Aiden Price 3 yard run (Jonathan Custis PAT)
W-Bryson Schutte 4 yard fumble return (Jonathan Custis PAT)
G-Lucas Perkins 9 yard run (Gavin Thompson PAT)
PASSING: G-Logan Haley 7-19-2, 48 yards; Craig McKinney 1-1-0, -2 yards; W-Aiden Price 6-9-1, 54 yards
RUSHING: G (24-55-1) Gabe Cope 14-7-0, Lucas Perkins 8-52-1, Tyler Kilgore 1-0-0, Craig McKinney 1-(-4); W (35-333-5) Caydn Denniston 13-95-1, Thad Stuckey 10-202-1, Aiden Price 8-38-3, Bryson Schutte 2-(-3)-0, Eddie Brooks 1-1-0, Jesse Keith 1-0-0
RECEIVING: G (8-46-0) Tyler Kilgore 4-34-0, Gabe Cope 2-5-0, Zachary Keitz 1-5-0, River Gambrell 1-2-0; W (6-54-0) Blaize Johnson 5-35-0, Steven Rickman 1-19-0
FUMBLE REC: G (2) Tyler Kilgore, Grant Herndon; W (3) Michael Brown, Bryson Schutte, Eli Stewart
INTERCEPTIONS: G (1) Tyler Kilgore; W (2) Luke Achtermann 1, Jonathan Custis 1
TACKLES/TFL: G-Craig McKinney 10/1; W-Josh Snell 11/3, Chase Pickard 10/0.5; Luke Achtermann 8/2.5; Darrick Perdue 7/2.5; Michael Brown 6/2.5; Bryson Schutte 6/1; Malachi Cumberland 5/3; Jesse Keith 5; Eli Stewart 3; Jonathan Custis 2; Zane Smith 2/1; Jelani Hunter 2; O’Ryan Keith 2; Logan Phillips 2; Steven Rickman 1; Blaize Johnson 1; Antwon Glass 1; Mason Wharton 1; Landon Shaffer 1