Last Friday’s win over Capitol involved an explosion from the Port Allen offense.
The Pelicans hadn’t scored more than 15 points all season until the 38-6 win in which all of the points were scored in the first half.
Port Allen running Edward Wilson was one of the reasons for the offensive success.
He earned 240 total yards (177 rushing) with two total touchdowns. As a defensive back, he had one tackle with two pass breakups.
“It was one of my best games,” Wilson said with a smile. “I’ll always remember this game. I’ll give a 10 for now. I was ready to compete, ready to dominate and that’s what we did.”
His performance earned him Westside Journal Player of the Week honors.
“We had a good game,” Wilson said. “Since the Loranger game, we’ve been trying to get our offense going. That was the one thing that was setting us back. We practiced more towards offense and it kind of went our favor against Capitol.
“It was more of a personal thing,” he continued. “They (Capitol) posted a lot of stuff and that being their homecoming, we had to go out and shut that down.”
Wilson, along with quarterback Jeremiah Dehon and receiver Le’Kelvin Battiste accounted for the Port Allen scores.
Dehon threw for 179 yards and four touchdowns and Battiste caught four passes for 85 yards and three scores.
Wilson also attributed the team’s success to the offensive line.
“We have a young offensive line,” he said. “We kept practicing, getting better every week and they came out and they dominated versus Capitol. I was proud of them for that.”
Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Pelicans are on the cusp of reaching the playoffs. A win against The Church Academy Crusaders would put Port Allen in a good position.
The Crusaders haven’t won a game, but Wilson said they aren’t overlooking the upcoming opponent.
“We’re ready for Church Academy,” he said. “We have to come out just as hard as we did for Capitol. We’re not looking at Church Academy’s record. We know if we lose this game, we’re not in the playoffs anymore. We have to take this just as personal as we did the Capitol game.”