For one quarter Friday night, the Wilson Eagles showed no fear against the Snyder Cyclones in their opening round playoff game.
For one quarter Friday night, the Wilson Eagles showed no fear against the Snyder Cyclones in their opening round playoff game. But then the playoff inexperience began to show. Snyder used a dominating second and third quarter to take control of its Class B playoff game against the Eagles, eliminating Wilson by a score of 64-18 at Skinny Stewart Stadium. The home playoff game was the first time Wilson had opened the postseason at home since 1992. Shane Honea got the Eagles off to the perfect start less than two minutes into the first quarter when he broke loose for a 30-yard touchdown run. The failed two-point conversion left the score at 6-0. Snyder responded just over five minutes later when Jordan Chapa got a seven yard touchdown run to tie the game at 6-6 after the failed two-point conversion. With just over three minutes left in the first quarter, Wilson was back in front after Logan Schaaf pushed his way in for a one yard touchdown run to make it 12-6. Unfortunately, Chapa had a response for Snyder just before the end of the quarter with a 15-yard touchdown run to leave things even at 12-12 going to the second. After showing how deadly he was with his legs in the first quarter, Chapa showed off his arm strength in the second with two passing touchdowns for 76 and 50 yards, giving Snyder a 26-12 advantage. Wilson though managed to get a response after the second passing touchdown, with Honea returning the ensuing kickoff 60 yards for the touchdown, leaving the score at 26-18. Unfortunately, Snyder got two more passing touchdown just before the end of the first half, leaving the Eagles in a 40-18 deficit going to the locker room. Snyder eventually finished off the game in the third quarter with three more touchdowns along with three successful two-point conversions. Chap finished the game 7-of-9 passing for 320 yards and five touchdowns for Snyder along with 18 carries for 140 yards and three touchdowns, while Schaaf was 10-of-16 for 142 yards passing. Schaaf was also the leading rusher for Wilson with 21 carries for 92 yards, while Honea finished with six rushes for 51 yards. Hunter Wyatt was the leading receiver for Wilson with three catches for 78 yards. Wilson ends its season with an overall record of 8-2 having finished second in District B-4 this year.