Wilson football faces another loss to rival Woodson

The Wilson football team boasts a potent rushing attack. (Brian Kapur/The Current/August 2017)

For the last two years, H.D. Woodson has stood between Wilson and its first D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association championship since 1991.

The Warriors defeated the Tigers in the last two Turkey Bowls, and although Wilson came into Friday night’s game aiming for revenge, the Warriors again turned the Tigers away 32-14.

Wilson had opportunities to change the narrative as junior running back Amir Gerald scored on a 20-yard touchdown run and junior quarterback Zayaan Cobb connected with senior running back Anton Reed to take a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.

But three turnovers, including a fumble that was returned for a 46-yard touchdown, derailed the Tigers’ hopes.

Cobb finished the game with eight completions for 48 yards and a touchdown. His top target was senior wideout Emon Fleming. Meanwhile, Gerald took 19 rushes for 111 yards and a score.

Wilson has a 3-3 record for the season and will look to get back on the winning track when it travels to play Ballou on Friday at 6 p.m.