COLCORD —Wil Amos had another big night, this time as Afton rolled to a 58-26 victory over Colcord here Friday, Sept. 1.
A 6-2, 180-pound senior, Amos rushed for 231 yards and three touchdowns and passed for another two for the Eagles in their season opener.
“It’s nice when you can put 50 points on the board, but defensively we had some key letdowns in the second half,” Afton head coach Zach Gardner said.
Afton turned the ball over on downs on its first two possessions, and then scored on eight of the next nine series.
The Hornets twice in the fourth quarter.
Afton broke out to a 22-0 lead at the intermission then poured it on in the second half.
Amos, who carried the ball 26 times, had scoring runs of 37, 9 and 94 yards — on a busted play.
“That’s something he’s capable of doing,” Gardner said. “We had some people make some good blocks. We got some extremely good blocking by Brett Hollon. He made some key blocks all night.”
Amos fired touchdown strikes of 25 yards to Hollon and 14 yards to Briar Julian in the first half.
Amos also returned a kickoff for a touchdown to cap the Eagles’ scoring
Zach Henry broke loose on a long touchdown run on the first play of the game, but it was negated by a holding penalty, Gardner said.
Henry added 87 yards on seven rushing plays while Kyle Corley had 55 yards and a touchdown on five attempts.
Brett Fuser ran the ball four times for 28 yards and a touchdown, followed by Julian with 13 yards and Cole Mikesell with 9 yards.
Afton travels to Commerce Friday, Sept. 9. The Tigers (1-1) routed Sallisaw Central 50-27.