Gillin runs over Manheim Central
Rodney Gillin led the Wilson comeback by rushing for 212 yards and three touchdowns as Wilson defeated Manheim Central 25-22 in a back-and-forth battle at Gurski Stadium Friday night.
In the first half Gillin scored on runs of two and three yards. Manheim Central’s quarterback Chase Moyer hit Derek hart for a 22-yard touchdown pass and he ripped off a 51-yard run for another score.
Manheim Central had a slim 15-13 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter they would trade touchdown scores. Wilson’s quarter back Zach Zweizig hit wideout Jacob Morgan for a 25-yard strike.
Brandon Artman scored on a 21-yard run giving Manheim Central a 22-19 lead in the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter Gillin would ice the game.
The junior running back gave the Bulldogs the lead for good with 3:53 remaining when Gillin broke free for the 25-yard score.
Manheim Central head coach Mike Williams said, “He’s a pretty special runner.”
The Barons had one more shot in the end. Artman returned the kickoff 45 yards to the 38.
The drive ended quickly when linebacker Cody Simcox smashed Artman forcing a fumble that Collin Harrop got with 2:54 to go.
Gillin went 40 yards on the next play down to the 4-yard line.
The Bulldogs defense allowed only 118 yards of offense. They held the Barons to one first down the second half.
Wilson head football coach Doug Dahms talked about his defense, “Give our young kids credit. They did a great job tonight. I thought we played really well defensively.”
Wilson had 311 yards rushing to go with the 473 total yards of offense. Zweizig finished the game completing 12 of 22 passes for 162 yards.
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