Fernley High senior running back Erik Wilson went for the knockout punch against Wooster.
Wilson scored five rushing touchdowns on 129 total yards to lead the No. 4-ranked Vaqueros to a 62-20 win in the Division I-A North over the No. 3 Colts on Friday at Wooster.
“I’ll give all the credit to the linemen, they opened up the holes for me,” Wilson said. “And Skylar (Williams) was making good reads, receivers making the blocks and that’s what sprung me free.”
Williams, the senior quarterback, had four touchdowns in the first half, passing for two and rushing for two. He finished with 271 total yards for Fernley (4-1).
“It’s huge. Every week is a big win, no matter what,” Williams said. “It’s our last year. We have to go out with every win we can possibly get.”
The Vaqueros cruised after scoring five first-quarter touchdowns.
Wilson said he believes the playoffs are a possibility this season for the Vaqueros.
“I think we’re finally coming together as a team. We’re playing together, we’re not bickering at each other,” Wilson said. “We’re just coming together as a team, as one, and that’s what we need to do for the rest of the year.”
Wooster (2-3) senior running back Foa Sofara had 150 rushing yards, trying to put the team on his back.
“I still could’ve done more, both sides of the ball,” Sofara said.