SMITHFIELD — West Johnston wasted no time in setting the tone for this season, its first under coach Jimmy Williams, as the Wildcats cruised past Smithfield-Selma 59-7 Friday night.
With a renewed focus on running the ball, West Johnston executed its game plan to perfection. Cameron Williams rushed for 68 yards and three scores as the Wildcats finished the night with 236 yards on the ground.
With Williams chewing up yards on the ground, sophomore quarterback Jarvin Holder was able to attack the Spartans defense through the air.
When Holder did look to throw, big play threat Tre Fredrick was the preferred target and Fredrick hauled in four passes for 72 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half.
“We did have a plan,” Jimmy Williams said of his team’s focus on controlling the ball on the ground before utilizing Holder’s arm. “All in all, we followed through with the plan. We’ve got a long way to go, but this was a great start for this program.”
Holder finished the game with 98 yards passing and 71 more yards rushing the ball.