Wilson’s 4 TDs spark Hornets

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Loyd Star running back Tradareous Wilson’s four touchdownsshelped power the Hornets to 56-3 Region 6-2A Homecoming victoryover the Madison St. Joe Bruins last Friday night in a must-wingame.

Wilson scored the TDs on runs of 24, 1, 6 and 30 yards andfinished the game with 143 yards rushing.

For his accomplishments, Wilson has been named The DAILYLEADER’s Offensive Player of the Week.

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“I am very happy about it,” said Wilson.

Wilson runs a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. In the weight room, hebench presses 250 pounds and squats 350.

“Tradareous is much improved from last year,” said Loyd Starcoach Ryan Ross. “He does a good job running behind his pads. Hehas become a strong runner who is hard to bring down. He hasbreakaway speed so he can take it to the house.

“He also picks up a lot of yards after contact,” added Ross.”He’s one of our strongest power-cleaners. He works hard year-roundin the weight room.”

Of the four touchdowns Wilson scored against St. Joe, the firstone (24 yards) was his favorite.

His favorite play call is Seven One. “It’s an outside veer and Imove to the left.”

Wilson says the Loyd Star offensive line has improved as theseason went along. “

“We’re going pretty well,” explained Wilson. “We are comingalong really good. Everyone is doing their job.”

Starting on the Hornet offensive line are Trey Reid at lefttackle, Grant Britt at left guard, Cody Teekle at center, JariusKelly at right guard, Jacob Morse at right tackle and T.J.Floyd andPreston Hebert at tight end.

“I give credit to the offensive line,” stated Wilson. “They aredoing a good job. With out them, I wouldn’t have what I got.”

Wilson also complimented quarterback Joseph Shelby. “He does agood job running the plays.”

Wilson, along with Grant Britt, Josh Smith and Andrew Rushing,was selected by their teammates as team captains this year.

I feel real good about being it,” added Wilson. “My teammatesvoted us as team captains.”

Wilson appreciates the hard work by the Loyd Star coachingstaff.

“I thank my coaches,” stated Wilson. “They do all the hard work.They prepare us for the game.”

Wilson and his teammates want to go to the Class 2A statefootball playoffs, beginning Friday, Nov. 7. They are one win awayfrom doing that.

If they beat McLaurin Friday night, Wilson and the Hornets willbe on their way as the No. 4 seed out of the region.