Darren Miller scored 3 rushing TDs
HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – Wilmington won their 16th straight regular season contest tonight following their 43-21 win over Hickory. The Greyhounds improve to 9-0 on the season and also won their 7th consecutive road game. Darren Miller scored three times as he went over 200-yards on the ground.
Wilmington received the opening kickoff and turned in a drive which took almost 10 minutes and included 16 plays for 67 yards. Darren Miller capped off the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run give the Greyhounds a 7-0 advantage.
Another long offensive possession is on Wilmington’s agenda. This time, the ‘Hounds used 12 plays for 80 yards as Miller, again, went in for the score. This drive took 7 minutes.
To close out the half, Daniel Hartwell gave Wilmington a three-score lead as he connected on a 31-yard field goal to send the Greyhounds to the half – 17-0.
To begin the second half, a couple of quick touchdowns were scored. Michael Henwood got Hickory on the board with a 9-yard toss to Matt Cannone to close the gap to 10-points (17-7). However, Miller would answer as he scored his third touchdown of the day – this time from 41-yards out – to give Wilmington a commanding 24-7 lead.
With 3:35 left in the third, Shane Cox scores on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Caelan Bender to extend Wilmington’s lead to 23-points (30-7).
Not even a minute later, Ramarion Whitehead went 82-yards on a catch and run from Henwood to give the Hornet faithful reason to celebrate as Hickory inches their way back to a 16-point deficit (30-14).
On the first play of the 4th quarter, Ethan Susen goes in from 7-yards to give Wilmington a little more breathing room (37-14).
Hickory does it again – Henwood to Whitehead for 40-yards – to again get within 16 of the Greyhounds. Henwood tossed his 3rd touchdown of the half and Whitehead caught his 2nd within 4 minutes of each other.
Hickory falls to 6-3 and saw their 6-game home win streak end.
Wilmington, 43-21 (Final)
W – Darren Miller, 4-yard TD run (W 7-0, 2:13)
W – Darren Miller, 10-yard TD run (W 14-0, 5:03)
W – Daniel Hartwell, 31-yard FG (W 17-0, 0:09)
H – Matt Cannone, 9-yard TD catch from Michael Henwood (W 17-7, 10:51)
W – Darren Miller, 41-yard TD run (W 24-7, 10:00)
W – Shane Cox, 22-yard TD catch from Caelan Bender (W 30-7, 3:35)
H – Ramarion Whitehead, 82-yard TD catch from Michael Henwood (W 30-14, 2:37)
W – Ethan Susen, 7-yard TD run (W 37-14, 11:54)
H – Ramarion Whitehead, 40-yard TD catch from Michael Henwood (W 37-21, 10:18)
W – Luke Edwards, 17-yard TD run (W 43-21, 1:27)