Ames sparks Hurricane in 23-7 win over Bulldogs


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DJ Ames had two fourth quarter touchdowns Friday night as Wilmington pulled away from Batavia for a 23-7 win.

DJ Ames had two fourth quarter touchdowns Friday night as Wilmington pulled away from Batavia for a 23-7 win.


Gordon Cordell | News Journal File

BATAVIA – DJ Ames scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lift Wilmington to a 23-7 win over Batavia Friday night in SBAAC American Division action at Holman Stadium.

The win ends a two-game losing streak for the Hurricane. WHS is now 5-3 overall and 1-2 in the American Division. Batavia drops to 4-4 overall and 0-3 in the league.

Wilmington put points on the scoreboard first thanks to Mason McIntosh. However, it was not McIntosh’s efforts from the quarterback position that helped the Hurricane take the lead.

The Bulldogs muffed a punt and McIntosh picked up the loose ball and went to the end zone for a 6-0 lead with 4:35 to go in the first period. Brady Henry added the extra point kick.

Henry then drilled a 42-yard field goal in the second quarter as Wilmington extended its lead to 10-0.

The second was slowed by an injury to Batavia’s Jason Griffin midway through the period. He was transported to a local medical facility for treatment.

Batavia seemed to score then nearly lost the ball but got it back to cut into the difference. A 46-yard pass play from Will Scaggs to Kaleb Moell looked like six but the ball was fumble near the goalline. However, Batavia’s Brandon Brookbank was in the right spot to recover the ball and give Batavia a touchdown, 10-7.

The ‘Dogs nearly took the lead right before halftime but the Hurricane defense held strong from the one yard line in the final seconds of the period and WHS led 10-7.

Defenses took over in the third period as neither team scored and Wilmington took a 10-7 advantage into the final period.

DJ Ames took care of the second half scoreless drought with a touchdown run that put Wilmington on top 16-7 with 8:25 to play in regulation. He added another scoring run at the 3:11 mark and with Henry’s point after it was 23-7.

SUMMARY

Oct 13 2017

@Holman Stadium

Wilmington 23 Batavia 7

W 07.03.00.13…..23

B 00.07.00.00…..7

First quarter

W-Mason McIntosh fumble return for touchdown (Brady Henry PAT) 4:35

Second quarter

W-Brady Henry 42 yard field goals 6:05

B-Brandon Brookbank fumble recovery (Richardson PAT)

Third quarter

No scoring

Fourth quarter

W-DJ Ames TD run (Conversion failed) 8:25

W-DJ Ames TD run (Brady Henry PAT) 3:11

DJ Ames had two fourth quarter touchdowns Friday night as Wilmington pulled away from Batavia for a 23-7 win.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/10/web1_FB7_wilm_amesGC-1.jpgDJ Ames had two fourth quarter touchdowns Friday night as Wilmington pulled away from Batavia for a 23-7 win. Gordon Cordell | News Journal File

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