Wilson powers Jackets to first win

Published 12:51 pm Tuesday, September 6, 2022


Contributing writer

Some big-time wide receivers of recent vintage have graced the Bermudagrass of Bradner Stadium in Middlesboro, Kentucky.

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Names such as Matt Powers, Zack Riddle and Austin Poindexter have excited crowds for many years.

It’s time to add Kam Wilson to that list.

Behind Wilson’s four touchdowns and a dynamic running game, the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets found their first win of 2022 with a 49-26 victory Friday over the visiting Garrard County.

Wilson had touchdown receptions of 29, 43 and 5 yards on the night and added a 65-yard interception return for a score and a 60-yard kickoff return to start the game for the Jackets (1-2.)

The Jacket running backs also had an exceptional night on the ground with Vincent Smith rushing for over 100 yards and a score and Jack Yoakum coming up big with over 80 yards of his own and a touchdown.

Quarterback Cayden Grigsby was his usual dual-threat self, passing and rushing for over 100 yards apiece and adding a 63-yard rushing touchdown and two passing scores of his own.

MHS kicker Petra Sin was 7 for 7 on extra points.

Junior receiver Hayden Elleman had thrree touchdowns for Garrard County (0-3), two receiving and a third on a kickoff return.

Up next for the Jackets on Friday is a trip to Corbin to face the Lynn Camp Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. 

GCHS 0 0 14 13 — 26

MHS 7 7 14 21 — 49

M — Wilson 29 yard pass from Grigsby (Sin Kick)

M — Grigsby 63 yard run (Sin Kick)

GC — Elleman 42-yard pass from Parson (kick good)

M — Smith 2-yard run (Sin Kick)

M — Wilson 65-yard INT return (Sin Kick)

GC — Simmons 3-yard run (kick failed)

M — Wilson 43 yard pass from Grigsby (Sin Kick)

GC — Elleman 41-yard pass from Parson (kick failed)

M — Wilson 5-yard pass from Grigsby (Sin Kick)

M — Yoakum 10-yard run (Sin Kick)

GC — Elleman 60-yard kickoff return (kick good)