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Farrell Overcomes Adversity in Kylon Wilson 3 TD Performance to move to Elite Eight 24-7 @NathanGrella @PaBackyard @farrellfootball @KylonWilson_

Written by: on Saturday, November 20th, 2021

 

Going into Saturday afternoon’s matchup, the Farrell Steelers and Westinghouse Bulldogs inhabited opposite ends of the spectrum of Sweet 16 finalists in the 2A bracket. Farrell, coming off of their most dominant performance of the season, were odds on favorites to make it to Hershey. The Bulldogs had to scratch out a win against Windber to advance. It would be a long morning drive from Farrell High to Cupples Stadium.

“Riding a long trip like that gives us that extra time to prepare and study the opponent,” said RB Kylon Wilson. “On the bus we go over and study film with the team. It also gives us that extra time to lock in and be focused.”

Farrell looked to be the better team early on, scoring on the first drive of the game from 11 yards out with Kylon Wilson’s first score of the game.

The 6-0 score would stay flat for the rest of the half, as Farrell struggled against the hard nosed Bulldogs defense. Westinghouse would even drive nearly the length of the field from the 1 to the 1 before being stopped as the clocks hit zero.

The Bulldogs came out in the second half with much of the same energy as the first. A fumble on the Bulldogs first deep drive, followed up by a defensive stop, gave Westinghouse prime position for a big play. Keyshawn Morsillo delivered to put the Bulldogs up 7-6.

“When they scored and went up, we kind of lost ourselves. It gave us a big shot in the arm. We weren’t playing like ourselves. We came out in the second half and played harder,” Kylon Wilson said regarding the slow start. “Our coach came and told me to calm down, just let the game come to you and that’s what I did. I just listened to my coaches, they always lead me the right way.

With their backs up against the wall, Farrell counted again on their playmakers. A pass to Omar Stewart converted.on 3rd and long, only to set up Kylon Wilson on 4th and 2 for 28 yards to the house to put the Steelers up 12-7.

“I didn’t really expect myself to perform how I did, I thought we were going to come out as a team and do it together. We came out and played well together, I didn’t expect this type of performance from myself,” Wilson said.

Farrell wouldn’t look back. A key Davon Jones sack gave the Steelers a 3 and out. A short drive later, Anthony Stallworth extended the Farrell lead.

In the 4th quarter, it was all Kylon Wilson. An early 33 yard run to extend the lead to 24-7 gave the Junior his third touchdown of the day. Minutes later, Wilson would seal the game with a 73 yard pick six called back on a penalty. Final score 24-7.

“Having this win is making us know who we really are,” Wilson said. “This is the game that everyone kept doubting us on, saying Farrell can’t do this or that. But we’re Farrell, we do what we do.”

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