Earlier we noted star running back Eno Benjamin’s big performance in Wylie East’s 56-28 victory against The Colony in the Texas Class 5A Division II Region II area round football playoffs on Thursday. As it turns out that Benjamin wasn’t the only Wylie East player picking up big yards on the ground; the entire team ran riot.
As reported by the Dallas Morning News, Wylie East rushed for a jaw-dropping 551 yards, and while Benjamin had three touchdowns, his backfield mate Corbin Johnson actually had four, with three coming in the second half.
Because Wylie East was able to jump out to a lead, and because it kept gaining yards on the ground, all it did all game long was hand the ball off to Benjamin and Johnson, an elusive and powerful sophomore who provided a powerful secondary punch to Benjamin’s explosiveness. Naturally, with weapons like Benjamin and Johnson, one would assume that Wylie East would spend most of its time keeping the ball on the ground, but zero passing attempts is really a whole new level of monolithic offense.
In the case of the Raiders, that was a good thing, and it might be again next weekend when they face off against the winner of tonight’s Woodrow Wilson-Lancaster tussle.