Sean Bin, Correspondent (@SeanBinFS on Twitter)
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – The Wakulla War Eagles secured a win against the Leon Lions with a 44-7 blowout on a Thursday night at Gene Cox Stadium.
Wakulla (4-2) received the ball first but sophomore quarterback Jaylon Worsham threw an interception on the War Eagles’ opening drive.
Wakulla started their second drive on their own 8-yard line after a Leon (0-5) punt. The War Eagles found the end zone, thanks to a 26-yard jet sweep play on a fourth down by Chris Beverly, a senior wingback.
It didn’t take long for Wakulla to find the end zone for the second time after another Leon punt. A 60-yard touchdown pass from Worsham to Jordan Bolden, a sophomore running back gave Wakulla a 14-point lead. Wakulla was able to score one more touchdown before the end of first quarter, on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Worsham to Cephus Greene, a senior running back.
Leon’s next drive was ended on an interception thrown by senior quarterback John Carey. Wakulla scored another touchdown with a 9-yard run by Worsham. Leon got an interception from senior cornerback Raequon Greene, but couldn’t turn it into any points.
Wakulla’s offense kept on putting points on the board, with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Worsham to Hezekiah Gross, a senior running back. Wakulla snagged another touchdown before the end of first half with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Worsham to Greene.
“The holes were opening and teammates were getting open so I was able to complete the passes. The O-Line was blocking as well,” Worsham said after 4 touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown.
The third quarter began with a 62-yard kickoff return by Queze Brutton, a senior kick returner for Leon. Leon scored their first touchdown of the game with a 2-yard run by Josh Johnson, a senior running back.
Wakulla started their back-ups for the rest of the game but they still managed to put points on the board. A 34-yard field goal by Hunter Busen, a junior kicker, increased the lead to 37 points.
“I stayed focused, believed in my quarterback, line, and just made plays like I always do,” Greene said.
“We came out really well. We had a rough game last week. We came out tonight very focused,” Wakulla head coach Barry Klees said. “Offensively, we threw the ball really well, spread them out and the defense was really physical. Special teams were great also so it was a good overall game tonight.”