Wilson football coach Scott Brown. [MATT MCKEAN/TIMESDAILY]
The Warriors made it out of the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday night with a convincing 35-8 win over Cordova. The last time they stuck around past the first round was in 1998.
Tucker Brown did it all for the Warriors, going 9 for 11 passing with 148 yards and a touchdown. He also totaled 17 carries for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns. Colby Scott led Wilson with four catches for 104 yards and a receiving touchdown.
Wilson head coach Scott Brown stressed the importance of the playoff win.
“Its huge for this school, this community and our guys,” he said. “The guys have worked really hard to reach this point and I’m excited for them.”
His son, quarterback Tucker Brown, said he just happy to get past the daunting first round.
“We’ve made it here for the last three years, and we have never been able to pull one out,” Brown said. “I feel like we had a good team win and hopefully carry this into the next round.”
After a 10-play, 70-yard drive, Brown ended the drive with a 1-yard quarterback sneak to give Wilson a 7-0.
With 2:50 left before halftime, Nick Phillips dove into the end zone to score an 11-yard touchdown. Wilson went 12 plays and 80 yards to score the touchdown. Phillips left the game with a foot/ankle injury after the touchdown.
“Unfortunately this isn’t the first time we have been in this situation,” Brown said. “Nick is a phenomenal kid, football player and our heart hurts for him and his family. These guys will make it personal and try to do more for him.”
Avery Moates secured an interception with 1:37 left before halftime and returned it to the Cordova 1-yard line. One play later Brown scored his second touchdown on another quarterback sneak.
Phillips had 7 carries with 32 yards and a touchdown before he left with an injury. Brown had 150 total yards in the first half for the Warriors.
Wilson wasted no time in the second half. Brown connected with Scott on a tipped ball to score a 42-yard touchdown to open the third quarter.
Brown had a long run to set up his third rushing touchdown with another 1-yard sneak to give Wilson the 35-0 lead.
Cordova’s Kolbi Fuqua, an Auburn commit, scored the Blue Devils’ only touchdown with a 1-yard run. He added the 2-point conversion to make the score 35-8.
Cordova got the ball back with 3:37 remaining, but Dalton Elam forced and recovered a fumble to seal the first round win for the Warriors.