In a game of big plays, New Richmond had too much firepower for Wilmington Friday night, spoiling the Hurricane’s 2018 Homecoming, 56-30.
New Richmond improves to 5-1 overall, while the Hurricane falls to 3-3 on the season.
Wilmington was its own worst enemy, committing four turnovers, including three interceptions, plus one lost fumble.
New Richmond took a 7-3 lead in the first and capitalized on a pair of long-gainers to build a 21-3 lead mid-way through the second quarter. Lions’ quarterback Luke Lytle hooked up with Jack McDonough on a 62-yard touchdown pass and he connected with Jacob Duty on a 69-yard scoring strike with 4:30 remaining.
Wilmington came back with a late touchdown in the final minute of the half, when Brady Evans hit Cam Coomer from four yards out. Brady Henry’s PAT made it a 21-10 margin at halftime. Josh Anderson scored the first of three rushing touchdowns early in the third and eventually the Lions moved out to a 35-10 lead.
Wilmington fought back with a touchdown in the final minute of the quarter when Willie Morris scored on a four yard rush. The Hurricane was successful on the two-point conversion as Evans found Mason McIntosh in the corner of the end zone, 35-18.
After a pair of Anderson’s TDs, Evans and Coomer connected again then Evans and Ryan Camp reached paydirt to make it 49-30.
Sept 28, 2018
New Richmond 56 Wilmington 30
NR-Austin Suttle, 21-yard pass from Luke Lytle. Lytle PAT kick good, 6:21.
WHS-Brady Henry, 29-yard field goal, 1:28.
NR-Jack McDonough, 62-yard pass from Luke Lytle. Lytle PAT kick good, 11:52.
NR-Jacob Duty, 69-yard pass from Luke Lytle. Lytle PAT kick good, 4:30.
WHS-Cam Coomer-4 yard pass from Brady Evans. Brady Henry PAT kick good, 00:37.
NR-Josh Anderson, 29-yard run. Lytle PAT kick good, 10:09.
NR-Gabe Shepard, 7-yard pass from Luke Lytle. Lytle PAT kick good, 5:45.
WHS-Willie Morris, four yard run 2-point conversion good. McIntosh from Evans, 0:52.
NR—Anderson-47 yard run. PAT kick by Lytle good, 10:00
NR—Anderson-2-yard run. PAT kick good by Prescott, 9:18.
WHS-Cam Coomer, 58-yard pass from Evans. conversion failed, 6:23.
WHS-Ryan Camp, 5-yard pass from Evans. conversion failed, 5:32.
NR-Mitchell Williamson, 2-yard rush. PAT kick by Lytle good, 3:19.
Bill Liermann covers college and high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @lierjet.