Let the accolades and comparisons begin.
Euless Trinity senior running back Ja’Ron Wilson has double-downed on the program’s run-oriented tradition. Wilson rushed for 339 yards with three touchdowns on 39 carries in a 37-35 victory over Southlake Carroll.
This isn’t a flash in the pan. It’s a cast-iron skillet to the head.
Wham! As Trinity might call one of it’s running plays.
As Southlake Carroll coach Hal Wasson told 247sports.com’s EJ Holland: “Euless Trinity is the most dominant, physical running team ever.”
Trinity’s Wilson is heading into deep Trinity tradition of Dimitri Nance, who rushed for 3,173 yards on 341 carries while leading Trinity to a Class 5A Division I state title. That season, of course, Nance joined Cedric Benson as the first 5A running back to rush for more than 3,000 and win a state title (1999).
Wilson has been building toward a sensational senior season. As a sophomore, he rushed 168 times for 1,343 in a pretty strong rotation with Isaac Ellsworth (1,722 yards).
Last season, Wilson rushed for 1,791 yards on 261 carries.
Wilson hasn’t created quite the buzz as Benson (once a cover for Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine), because he’s not as highly rated of recruit. But Wilson has plenty of major college offers from Power 5 teams and the bells and whistles are expected to hit soon with several Top 25 programs coming back in recent weeks to re-evaluate a speedy but smaller running back.
With the elevation of first-year coach Chris Jensen from offensive coordinator, he brought in a former Katy offensive coordinator Jeryl Brixey, a run-scheming veteran with experience at possibly the only program in Texas which could claim it outruns Trinity with its tailback tradition.
And guess what? The Nate Silver-data agrees with the one-of-the-best-ever comparisons. If the 5-10, 188-pound Wilson continues at his pace of 9.4 yards per carry and he gets the same carries as Nance, Wilson will surpass his record and reach 3,205 yards.
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