Macailyn Wilder Carries Hallsville to Dominating 40-12 Win Over Nacogdoches [VIDEO]
HALLSVILLE — Macailyn Wilder was was born to run the Wildcat formation.
With the name and speed to match, he took advantage of his opportunities with touchdown runs of 48, 6 and 4 yards in the second quarter to lead the Hallsville Bobcats to their fourth straight victory — a 40-12 decision over Nacogdoches Friday night at Bobcat Stadium.
Wilder rushed for a team-high 91 yards and the three scores on just 12 attempts for Hallsville (4-1), which finished with 216 yards on the ground.
Hallsville got on the board midway through the first quarter with a 29-yard field goal from Paden Brown to make it 3-0.
After the Bobcats stopped the Dragons on a fourth down inside the red zone early in the second quarter, Wilder debuted in the Wildcat formation and went 48 yards to make it 10-0. He also had another scoring run in the quarter, and a 23-yard field goal by Brown gave Hallsville the 20-0 advantage at halftime.
Wilder provided a change of pace for the Bobcats as he took turns at quarterback with senior Austin Toney. Toney was 13-for-20 for 156 yards and a touchdown.
Toney's touchdown pass was a 40-yarder to Andre Jones in the third quarter on a pass that was nearly intercepted by Nacogdoches' Jamar Woodard, but Jones caught the pass off the rebound and ran into the end zone to make it 27-0.
Nacogdoches finally got on the board on the next drive when busted coverage allowed Patrick Ledet to connect on a 37-yard touchdown strike with Michael Dove to cut the lead to 27-6.
Hallsville added Wilder's final touchdown run in the fourth quarter, and Kha'lil Sneed scored on a 1-yard run to make it 40-6. Nacogdoches got an 11-yard scamper late in the game from Ledet for the final scoring play of the contest.
Ledet was 8-of-16 for 108 yards with a touchdown. Derrick Fields rushed for 87 yards on 24 carries.
Hallsville received a huge game defensively from Coby Bradford, who had two sacks and several tackles for loss.
Nacogdoches (0-4) will travel to Pine Tree next week, while Hallsville is idle.