Category: Wilde Lake Feature

Wildecats top Hammond behind Jackson


Saleem Jackson

Saleem Jackson rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns and Ostia Smith scored twice as Wilde Lake High defeated Hammond, 41-6, in a Howard County football opener Saturday evening in Columbia.

Darryl Jeffries and Amari Hutson each had rushing touchdowns for the Wildecats (1-0 overall and Howard), who scored the final 27 points. Keith Vasek’s 14-yard touchdown throw to Samuel Mercedes accounted for Hammond’s only score.

Wilde Lake plays at Atholton in a HoCo match Friday while Hammond hosts No. 13 Long Reach.

Wilde Lake 41, Hammond 6

Hammond 6 0 0 0 - 6
Wilde Lake 14 6 13 8 - 41
First quarter
Wilde Lake - Jackson 14 run (Nason kick)
Wilde Lake - Smith 10 fumble return (Nason kick)
Hammond - Mercedes 14 pass from Vasek (kick failed)
Second quarter
Wilde Lake - Jackson 2 run (kick failed)
Third quarter
Wilde Lake - Smith 3 run (kick failed)
Wilde Lake - Huston 3 run (Nason kick)
Fourth quarter
Wilde Lake - Jefferies 22 run (Jackson run)