Wilkinson County controls Amite County in shutout

Published 1:54 am Saturday, August 25, 2018


WOODVILLE — The Wilkinson County High School Wildcats took care of the Amite County High School Trojans 58-0 Friday night in their first official game of the 2018 season.

“I thought we played a good game. I was pleased with the effort,” Wilkinson County head coach Kenneth Brown said. “We played hard. It’s a rivalry game. There was a trophy for the winning team.”

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The Wildcats jumped out to a 14-0 lead after one quarter of play and by the time halftime had arrived, they had a commanding 33-0 lead on their rivals.

Wilkinson County did not let up in the third quarter, scoring three more touchdowns to take an insurmountable 51-0 lead. The Wildcats capped off the shutout victory with a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

“We did a better job passing the ball. The running game picked up. The (offensive) line did a good job blocking for a change,” Brown said. “Treveon Miles led the receiving corps with a touchdown. I think he also had a touchdown on a (kick) return.”

Brown said the defense did a good job of controlling the game and giving the offense opportunities to keep adding to its lead.

Wilkinson County (1-0) plays at Raymond High School at 7 p.m. next Friday.