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Woodrow Wilson Have Their Way Against Overbrook

Saturday, September 22, 2001

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

The Woodrow Wilson Tigers traveled to Pine Hill in search of their second win of the season. The marching Tigers band entered the stadium along with their football team at Overbrook Senior High in step and ready to cheer for their team. After giving the home team a quick 2-0 lead in the first quarter, the Tigers roared back to defeat the Overbrook Rams 41-15 in an Olympic Conference meeting.

Last week, Woodrow Wilson greeted Timber Creek's first ever football game with a road victory. This week the Tigers had to go up against their second divisional rival. In this game, the Rams didn't make it easy for Wilson early on when they took advantage of missed exchange. The football would wind up in the Tiger's own endzone that Overbrook got the credit for a safety.

Later in the first quarter, Woodrow Wilson went right to work on the game's first touchdown. The Tigers put together a drive that was kept alive when they converted on a fourth and five at the Rams' 29-yard line.
That scoring drive ended when Alex DeShields scored on a short run with 5:28 remaining in the quarter. DeShields converted the 2-point conversion and the Tigers led by six. Senior quarterback Jamil Tyson connected on the Tigers' second touchdown with a quick pass to Maurice Taylor who scrambled down the left side for the score.

Being down 14-2 didn't stop Overbrook from finally getting its first touchdown of the game when senior Weindel Johnson scored on a 60-yard run. That would be the closest the Rams would get as Woodrow Wilson scored four touchdowns in the second half to pull away. Johnson would contribute to the Rams' last touchdown when he tossed a halfback pass to end the scoring.

Photos by Art Redd

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