By Britt Talent
WOODLAWN – Rison quarterback Nathan Wilson passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two more as the Wildcats wore down the scrappy Woodlawn Bears, 36-0, Friday night as the two Cleveland County school renewed their rivalry in an 8-2A clash at the Carl Jones Sports Complex.
The win was Rison’s first of the year, putting the ‘Cats at 1-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play. Woodlawn fell to 0-3 overall and 0-2 conference play.
It was the first meeting between the two Cleveland County schools in football in four years.
Rison lulled the Woodlawn defense to sleep with its trademark running attack, allowing the Wildcats to sneak receivers behind the secondary on three occasions for long touchdown passes. Running back Zuntario Oliver had two of those going for 32 and 43 yards, and tightend Trevor Ragan pulled in the other for 40 yards on the last play of the third quarter.
Wilson, meanwhile, used his legs to scratch out Rison’s other two scores, sneaking in from the 1 for the game’s first touchdown and slipping in from the 5 to invoke the mercy rule with 8:10 left in the game.
The junior quarterback completed three-of-five passes for 115 yards with no interceptions. He also rushed 12 times for 36 yards.
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