Fork Union quarterback Luke Wilson’s numbers Friday in FUMA’s 86-42 marathon win over Trinity Episcopal would look like an absurdly good effort in a video game.
The Blue Devils’ signal caller threw for 401 yards and nine touchdowns in an 18-for-29 effort without a single interception, working in an array of receivers in the process, with five different players catching touchdowns.
Wilson’s efforts allowed the Blue Devils (2-5) to blow open the game after trailing 21-12 early and build a 45-28 lead by halftime. Trinity Episcopal refused to go away easily, forcing FUMA to keep the pedal down during the fourth quarter after Trinity cut the lead to 58-42 near the end of the third quarter.
Wilson found Larry Elder for a trio of touchdowns, with Elder hauling in 127 yards on five catches including a 10-yarder that opened the scoring in the game and a 34-yarder that kicked off a 28-point fourth quarter for the Blue Devils.
Wilson found Will Stupalsky five times for 86 yards and a touchdown and connected with Malcolm Mays three times for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Logan Justice got in on the act with 59 yards and two touchdowns on four catches and Iosefa Pua’auli caught a 51-yard pass for a touchdown.
The ground game didn’t get the afternoon off either, with R.C. Wallbrook rolling up 104 yards and a touchdown on just 10 touches.
The Blue Devils’ defense surrendered 42 points, but the offense’s quick strike scoring certainly played a role in that. FUMA’s secondary was tremendous, picking off five passes led by Logan Justice’s trio of interceptions, the final of which he raced in for a 75-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Elder and Harrison Christian each had interceptions too. Pua’auli led the defense with nine total tackles while Steven Smith had two tackles for a loss and five total for the game.