Woodlawn sophomore running back Trivensky Mosley continued to roll up huge numbers and senior quarterback Treveion Youngblood threw three touchdown passes as the Knights beat the Huntington Raiders 40-24 Thursday night at Independence Stadium.
Mosley ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries and caught two passes for 73 yards and a score. Youngblood, meanwhile, hit six different receivers and threw for 205 yards to lead the Knights.
Woodlawn (5-2, 3-1 District 1-4A) scored in every phase, including notching a pair of safeties in the second quarter, and never punted in the game as it grabbed a 34-0 lead at half and never looked back.
“It was a good team win overall,” Woodlawn head coach Jerwin Wilson said. “We did some things early that got us on track to winning the ballgame. Had a few let downs in the fourth quarter (when Huntington scored all 24 of their points), but we’ll work on that this week and get ready for a big game against Benton next week.”
After the Knights took an 8-0 lead in the first quarter on a Youngblood-to-Corey Williams scoring pass, Mosley took over in the second quarter. His 6-yard run gave Woodlawn a 16-0 lead early in the period.
After a blocked punt for a safety, followed on the next possession by a sack for safety, the Knights got the ball back with just over 2 minutes to play in the half.
It took Mosley two plays to break the game open.
On first down, he broke several tackles before skirting down the right sideline for a 52-yard gain. On the next play, he took the handoff right up the middle and scored from 32 yards out.
Another defensive stop gave Woodlawn the ball at its 33 with barely a minute to play in the half. On second down, Youngblood tossed a perfect screen pass to Mosley, who turned on the jets and ran the remaining 67 yards for a score.
“He gives us a complete back,” said Wilson of Mosley, who now has 1,224 yards rushing and 21 total touchdowns on the season. “He’s a good receiver coming out of the backfield, and he’s great with the ball in his hands.”
Youngblood agreed with his coach’s assessment of the talented running back.
“He does so much back there,” said Youngblood. “It takes a lot of the pressure off of me, especially when he’s able to get involved in the passing game.”
The Knights defense held the Raiders (1-6, 0-4) to just 20 first-half yards. They harassed quarterback T.J. Maiden to the tune of five sacks, three by senior Jason Enriquez.
Huntington finally got its offense going in the fourth quarter, with its own super sophomore taking the spotlight. Craig Davis scored twice in the quarter and piled up 222 yards on the ground for the game.
“We could have finished a little bit stronger, but that will give us something to work on in preparation for a real good football team in Benton,” Wilson said. “We’ll get back to work and come in ready to face them in a big game.”