No. 20 Wildecats hit 3-0; Ngue scores twice

Nate Hicks rushed for 106 yards and Allen Ngue added two touchdown runs as 20th-ranked Wilde Lake High defeated Centennial, 45-0, in a Howard County football game in Columbia Friday.

Daniel Jackson and Nate Hicks each had a rushing score for the Wildecats, off to a 3-0 start (3-0 Howard) for the first time since 2008 when they reached the Class 3A state final in legendary coach Doug Duvall’s final season. Eli Fisher tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Amari Hutson.

Cameron Burris and Jarret Monah each recorded for safeties. Huston recorded three sacks while Hammad Qureshi and Kyjuan Adams each had an interception.

Centennial, which didn’t field a varsity squad last fall, fell to 0-3 (0-3 Howard). The Eagles have lost their last 12 decisions, dating back to the 2016 campaign.

Wilde Lake plays at defending Howard County co-champ River Hill Friday

No. 20 Wilde Lake 45, Centennial 0

Centennial 0 0 0 0 – 0

Wilde Lake 25 14 0 6 – 45

First quarter

Wilde Lake – Amari Hutson 23 yard pass from Eli Fisher. (Sam Nason kick)

Wilde Lake РSafety (Cameron Bullis blocked punt; ball out of end zone)

Wilde Lake – Allen Ngue 9 run (Nason kick)

Wilde Lake РSafety (Jarret Monah sack in end zone)

Second quarter

Wilde Lake – Ngue 30 run (Nason kick)

Wilde Lake – Hicks 4 run (Nason kick)

Fourth quarter

Wilde Lake – Daniel Jackson 1 run (kick blocked)