Cam Jones sparks Wilson to win over Cedar Crest in high school football

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Oct. 16—SOUTH LEBANON — For all the mistakes Wilson made Friday night, Cam Jones was the great eraser.

Jones returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns and reached the end zone again out of the Wildcat formation to lead Wilson to a 49-24 win over Cedar Crest, moving the Bulldogs into sole possession of first place in Section 1 of the Lancaster-Lebanon League.

Jones returned a punt 69 yards for a score in the first quarter and went 91 yards with a kickoff return in the third as Wilson (3-0, 5-3) overcame four lost fumbles and 11 penalties for 113 yards. One of the penalties nullified another punt return that Jones took to the end zone.

"I was impressed with with my blockers," Jones said. "They sustained their blocks for a long time. For them to keep their blocks and give me some time to make a guy miss and get to seam was amazing."

Jones also scored on a 3-yard run as Wilson showed the Wildcat for the first time this season. He rushed for 11 yards on the first play than followed his brother Jadyn and other blockers into the end zone for a 3-yard TD

"We were just waiting for the right time to put it in play," Cam Jones said. "I love it."

Wilson also got some big runs out of starting quarterback Brad Hoffman. Hoffman ran 60 yards for a TD in the first quarter and 44 yards for another score in the fourth as Wilson finally pulled away from the Falcons (1-2, 3-4).

Hoffman, who rushed for 195 yards, also hit T.J. Flite with a 35-yard touchdown pass. Jadyn Jones contributed 162 yards on the ground and scored on a 26-yard run in the second quarter.

Ben Rada was 7-for-7 on extra points for the Bulldogs.

But Cedar Crest was able to stay in it for the better part of three quarters because of Wilson's lost four fumbles, one of which was returned 51 yards for a touchdown by Aadyn Richards.

"We've got to clean up the mistakes," said Wilson coach Doug Dahms. "The fumbles killed us. We just can't do that."

But thanks to Cam Jones, the Bulldogs were able to overcome those mistakes. Wilson's third straight win, coupled with Hempfield's victory over Manheim Township, leaves the Bulldogs the lone Section 1 team in the L-L without a loss.

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