BENSON — West Johnston looks to run the football first.
Against South Johnston, the Wildcats began the game running the ball and never stopped Friday night. Cameron Williams rushed for 214 yards on 30 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead West Johnston to a 24-0 victory over the visiting Trojans.
Williams, a 5-foot-11, 182-pound junior, made the most of the holes his offensive line provided, picking up extra yards with hard running between the tackles as the Wildcats improved to 2-0.
“Williams was just a workhorse,” West Johnston coach Jimmy Williams said. “We have a couple of guys injured, so he’s taking a big work load for us. He’s able to carry the ball 35 times a night.
“The plan was to run. Luckily, we were able to control the ball real good.”
South Johnston (0-2), a 3A school playing against 4A West Johnston, moved the ball on offense – getting 187 yards passing from Garrett Smith – but mistakes proved costly.
“Offensively, we are not moving the ball well enough and we are not scoring,” South Johnston coach Shane Dular said. “We would get a couple of first downs, get a couple of good plays and then there would be a sack, a penalty or something would go wrong.
“We kept shooting ourselves in the foot.”
Williams scored the Wildcats’ final touchdown, taking a pitch and finding a crease down the right sideline in the third quarter.
“If we keep running, our offensive line is going to get, make the blocks and give me a chance to break one,” Williams said.
Williams had plenty of chances Friday night. And he made them count.