Senior quarterback Aaron Small led the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave with three rushing scores as the Blue Wave defeated visiting Wildwood, 34-26, on Friday night.
Wildwood set the tone on its opening drive with a 40-yard rushing touchdown by junior running back Jeremiah Colebrooks. It put the Wildcats up 6-0.
But P.K. Yonge answered quickly. Small followed up a 50-yard carry with a three-yard rushing score to give the Blue Wave a 7-6 lead.
Then, junior cornerback Tyelor Waters notched an interception for P.K. Yonge.
Junior running back Devin Pedro extended the lead to 13-6 with a 20-yard rushing touchdown.
The second quarter was sloppy, as neither team could score. One fumble, two interceptions, three turnovers on downs, and a missed field goal prevented both offenses from doing anything.
But the third quarter was the polar opposite. On their first two drives of the second half, both teams scored touchdowns.
Small wrapped up the third quarter with his third touchdown on the ground to give P.K. Yonge a 34-20 advantage.
“Coming into the game I didn’t think I would be running it a lot, I expected us to have the ball in the air more, but they changed formations and I was grateful to be able to run the ball,” Small said.
Wildwood (3-3) came close with a 59-yard receiving touchdown by wide receiver Vincent Brown. Despite recovering the ensuing onside kick, the Wildcats couldn’t complete the comeback.
“We’ve been locking in for a couple of weeks now, coming together as a team, and the chemistry is building up,” Small said. “Shoutout to Coach (Vincent) Brown and Wildwood. That was a very tough opponent. But we’re good too and we came out with the victory.”
It was the third straight win for P.K. Yonge (4-3), which will travel to Fort White next Friday, Oct. 22.
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