The Woodlawn Knights used their lockdown defense and athleticism to defeat the Fair Park Indians, 36-12, at Independence Stadium on Thursday night.
“These guys responded well after last week,” Woodlawn head coach Jerwin Wilson said.
In the first quarter, the Knights forced Fair Park to fumble twice. After the first recovery, the Knights were stopped on fourth down. However after recovering its second fumble, Woodlawn would get on the board with its first touchdown on a 2-yard run by sophomore star Trivensky Mosley with 10 seconds left in the first quarter.
Both teams struggled to move the ball in the second quarter until the Knights returned a Fair Park punt to the Indians’ 33-yard line. Four plays later, senior quarterback Treveion Youngblood scored on a 1-yard quarterback keeper and then converted the 2-point conversion on a pass to fellow senior D’Angelo Carter with 13 seconds left in second quarter. Youngblood finished with completing 17 of 27 for 164 passing yards and that one touchdown.
Wilson spoke about his senior leader after the game, “He does what we ask him to do, he’s been a leader for us for quite some time.”
In the first half, the strong Woodlawn defense limited Fair Park to just 55 total offensive yards.
Woodlawn got the ball first half in the second half, drove down the field and scored a third touchdown on a 20-yard pass from Youngblood to Jordan Davidson.
Fair Park then got the ball for the first time in the second half, drove 80 yards in less then two minutes to score their first touchdown on an 8-yard run by Cedric Pehl.
Both defenses played well the rest of the third quarter. Woodlawn then started to blow the game open early in the fourth quarter as Mosley scored his second touchdown on a 9-yard run.
“We wanted to establish the run early, continue to do what we do and we knew that they would break down eventually and that’s kind of what they did,” added Wilson.
On the next Indians’ possession, they scored on a 45-yard bomb from quarterback Louis Smith to Jerrick Smith. Mosley then sealed the game for Woodlawn with his third touchdown with less then a minute to go on another 9 yards.
Woodlawn travels to Minden next week to finish the regular season while Fair Park hosts North DeSoto.