Winchester passes Pisgah past Wilson



NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Aaron Winchester threw for three touchdowns last Friday night as the Mount Pisgah varsity football team defeated Wilson High School (Ala.) 26-7.

The Patriots improved to 4-0 with the Region 6-A schedule set to start next week when the Walker Wolverines visit Mount Pisgah.

The defense got Pisgah on the board early, as Jacob Delk recovered a fumble and returned it 38 yards for the first score of the game. Ian Ainsworth, who finished with 10 tackles, forced the fumble for the Patriots.

Ainsworth was also in on the next touchdown when he was on the receiving end of Winchester’s first touchdown throw, which covered 15 yards. Pisgah took a 12-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.

In the third quarter, Winchester found Patrick Messinger for a 28-yard touchdown pass. Later in the fourth quarter, the junior quarterback connected with Oz Dixon for a 50-yard strike for the final score of the game.

Winchester finished the night 11-of-18 passing for 177 yards. He also carried the ball eight times for another 33 yards. Messinger also had a big night with four catches for 67 yards and three rushes for another 254 yards.

The Patriot defense held Wilson to 171 yards of total offense. Shingi Chigwere led the charge with 12 tackles, including one-and-a-half sacks. John O’Connor added another 10 tackles.

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