Wilkes tallies five TDs as Jaguars rally for first win


Eric Wilkes rushed for 216 yards and four touchdowns and also scored on a 4-yard fumble return as Desert Pines' football team collected its first win of the season, a 53-20 victory over visiting Eldorado.

Desert Pines (1-4, 1-2 Northeast) compiled 307 yards and 34 points after trailing 20-19 at halftime. The Jaguars finshed with 469 yards on the ground.

Wilkes scored on the fumble return in the third quarter and TD runs of 48 and 47 yards in the fourth. His first-half scoring runs were for 11 and 81 yards.

Leon Hayes, who gained 185 yards on 15 carries, supplied a 65-yard touchdown, and Davion Toney scored on a 17-yard run and an 84-yard return on the opening kickoff. Leon Flintroy had two interceptions.

Eldorado’s (1-4, 0-3) Nicholas Blackmon passed for 229 yards, including 187 in the first half, when he threw scoring passes to Javen Nihipali (70 yards), O’Darius Mitchell (10) and Darion Ashley (39).

Desert Pines 53, Eldorado 20
Eldorado            6   14     0     0    –20
Desert Pines    12     7   14   20    –53
First Quarter
D—Toney 84 kickoff return (pass failed).
E—J. Nihipali 70 pass from Blackmon (kick failed).
D—Wilkes 11 run (run failed).
Second Quarter
E—Mitchell 10 pass from Blackmon (kick failed).
D—Wilkes 81 run (Galvan kick).
E—Ashley 39 pass from Blackmon (Mitchell pass from Blackmon).
Third Quarter
D—Hayes 65 run (Garcia kick).
D—Wilkes 4 fumble return (Galvan kick).
Fourth Quarter
D—Wilkes 48 run (kick blocked).
D—Wilkes 47 run (Galvan kick).
D—Toney 17 run (Galvan kick).
Individual Statistics
RUSHING—Eldorado, Davis 15-37, Brown 9-21, Howard 3-(minus 11), Kounovsky 1-(minus 16), Blackmon 6-(minus 17). Desert Pines, Wilkes 13-216, Hayes 15-185, Toney 3-61, Corsey 3-9, Clayton 1-4, Allen-Tucker 1-(minus 6).
PASSING—Eldorado, Blackmon 17-32-3 229. Desert Pines, Corsey 2-4-0 14, Nofoa 1-4-0 26.
RECEIVING—Eldorado, Mitchell 4-43, Fletcher 4-22, Ashley 3-54, Davis 2-18, Brown 2-10, J. Nihipali 1-70, Clemente 1-12. Desert Pines, Toney 1-26, Nofoa 1-14, Allen-Tucker 1-0.