middle for a four-yard score at the 4:41 mark of the third quarter, giving Alcovy a 30-8 lead.
A three-and-out forced by a Tigers defense that was aggressive and hard hitting all night gave the ball back to Anderson and the offense, who took just one play to find Nico Johnson streaking down the sideline wide open for a 52-yard scoring strike to extend the lead to 37-8 with 22 seconds left in the third quarter.
Things got a little sloppy for Alcovy thereafter, as El-Amin hit Huzzie and Travion Hampton on big pass plays, setting El-Amin up for a one yard touchdown plunge at the 11:37 mark in the fourth quarter.
On Alcovy’s next drive, Anderson fumbled after ripping off a big run, and four plays later, El-Amin connected with Kevon Rouse four a six-yard score which eventually proved to be the game’s final score.
Duluth would recover the onside kick after the Rouse score, but that only set the stage for Wilcox’s late game heroics, which set the stage for feel good moments as Alcovy looks ahead to its next chance at a win when it hosts Meadowcreek at Sharp Stadium next Saturday.
And perhaps Edgar summed up things best for his team, as he challenged them in the postgame huddle not to allow Friday night’s success to get to their heads.
“We can’t be complacent,” he said. “Being 1-0 is great. But being 2-0 is even better.”
Check out our postgame coverage video interview with Coach Edgar’s full reaction to his team’s win on www.covnews.com, under the “Alcovy” tab in the sports section.