Week 5: Wilmington 31 Washington 15


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Wilmington’s Malik Scott (6) and Isaiah Rigling (1) in tight quarters with a Blue Lion during Friday night’s game at Gardner Park.

Wilmington’s Malik Scott (6) and Isaiah Rigling (1) in tight quarters with a Blue Lion during Friday night’s game at Gardner Park.


Mary Kay West | Aim Media Midwest

WASHINGTON CH — With four different players scoring touchdowns, the Wilmington Hurricane dismantled Washington 31-15 Friday night in a non-league between former South Central Ohio League rivals at Gardner Park.

The win ends a brief two-game skid for thr Hurricane, who now stands at 2-3 on the year. Washington drops to 3-2.

Malik Scott was back in the Hurricane lineup and made an immediate impact in the first period, scoring from 35 yards out to put WHS up 6-0. Rory Bell’s extra point kick made it 7-0.

Scott left last week’s game with Minford in the first period and did not return.

But on this night the offensive was diverse for Wilmington.

Cam Coomer hooked up with Carter Huffman for a touchdown and Bell’s boot made it 14-0 after one.

The Blue Lions made a game of it with a score in the second quarter but the Hurricane was not to be denied.

Coomer passed 35 yards to Isaiah Rigling for a touchdown then Jordan Tackett recovered a fumble in the end zone for a score. In both cases, Bell converted and the WHS lead was 28-7 midway through the third.

Rory Bell, who also had at least six touchbacks on the night, boomed a 41-yard field goal for the Hurricane to make it 31-7.

Coomer finished the night 13-21 passing for 166 yards and two touchdowns.

Scott had 86 yards on the ground and Huffman had 83 yards in receptions.

On defense, Josh Snell had five solo tackles and Tackett finished with four. Jeff Valentine, Chris Custis, TJ Killen and Kendal France had three solos each. Custis had a sack. Rigling had two interceptions.

Wilmington’s Malik Scott (6) and Isaiah Rigling (1) in tight quarters with a Blue Lion during Friday night’s game at Gardner Park.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/09/web1_FB5_WilRiglingScott_wch.jpgWilmington’s Malik Scott (6) and Isaiah Rigling (1) in tight quarters with a Blue Lion during Friday night’s game at Gardner Park. Mary Kay West | Aim Media Midwest

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