Wilson’s Acey Calhoun recorded a bone-crushing sack during the third quarter of Friday night’s season opener against Perry Street Prep, and he hopped off the quarterback with a celebratory skip. Then he fell to the ground with a cramp, and soon after his dominant night was over.
But the linebacker had earned the fourth quarter off, make no mistake about it. He recorded three sacks and his first high school interception to lead the Tigers to a commanding 55-12 win over Perry Street Prep (0-1) in nonleague action at Coolidge in Northwest.
“We came out to dominate as a team,” Calhoun said. “We have a lot of good players, so we came out and dominated. I was one of them.”
That swagger and confidence was bursting out of the seams of Wilson’s slick new white uniforms. It was an impressive performance. Wilson scored two touchdowns of 50 yards or more — and added a defensive score — but the Tigers also looked undisciplined, racking up 13 penalties for 142 yards, including several personal fouls that resulted in two ejections.