In what coach Cody Spegal later said was easily the biggest win in program history, the Winfield-Elsberry Warriors used a 36-point second-half explosion to turn a defensive struggle into a 50-0 thrashing in high school football action on Sept. 17.
Senior Austin Carson took matters into his own hands for Winfield-Elsberry, catching four of Wade Ellison’s five TD passes en route to finishing with a career-high 197 yards receiving for the night.
Carson also opened the third quarter by picking off a Dylan Scruggs pass and racing untouched 38 yards to paydirt for a fifth score. He also recovered a surprise onside kick in the contest.
Ellison finished with 277 yards passing in the “Warriors vs. Warriors” matchup. Draven Ham and Austin Bray accounted for the other TDs for Winfield-Elsberry.
Colby Twellman and Hunter Dunn each racked up 11 total tackles defensively in a total dominating effort.
Winfield-Elsberry moves to 3-1 on the season, and looks for another revenge matchup when it travels to Orchard Farm on Sept. 24.