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JOSHUA SUDOCK, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Wilson's Cameron White returns a kickoff during the second quarter of Friday night's matchup against Paramount at Paramount.

Paramount knocks out Wilson and QB Bonney

LONG BEACH REGISTER

PARAMOUNT – The final result in Friday's Wilson-Paramount game, a 36-13 win by the Pirates over the Moore League's Bruins, became secondary after two players left the field with major injuries.

On the last play of the third quarter, Wilson quarterback Jason Bonney was hit hard after completing a 49-yard pass to Josh Wise and stayed on the field for 10 minutes before the Bruin head coaches and trainers felt it was safe for him to be helped off the field.

He spent the rest of the game on a medical table being examined for a probable concussion. He was placed in a neck brace and left the field on a stretcher, headed to an EMT ambulance and a visit to the hospital.

That injury came 15 minutes after Pirates offensive lineman Francisco Cardona suffered an apparent broken leg. The game was stopped for 30 minutes as EMTs placed the leg in a splint and took him off the field on a stretcher. He was reportedly taken to Lakewood Regional Hospital.

“Jason's a very tough kid,” Wilson coach John Janzen said after the game. “It was definitely a concussion and he'll be out for a while. He's been playing with a sprained ankle and has a small break in his left hand.

“It was a tough night overall. We started slow and we had six guys out (on defense) with injuries or because of suspensions” for last week's brief fracas against Tustin.

Coming off a win against Tustin, Wilson was handled with relative ease by a Paramount squad that stuck to the basics against a defense missing captain Derek Norman (concussion), linebacker Elias Abboud (suspension) and several other starters.

The Bruins fell behind, 16-0, before using a blocked punt and a quick Bonney touchdown pass to get back in the game. A Bonney fumble was returned for a touchdown to negate the score and Wilson trailed, 22-6, at halftime.

After a short punt by Wilson to start the third quarter, Paramount quarterback Tyrell Davis took off on a play-action fake for a 39-yard scoring run and a 29-6 advantage.

Bonney was 11 for 19 for 140 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. Josh Kilson rushed for 117 yards on 28 carries, most of the yards coming after the 29-6 deficit. The Pirates' Davis ran for 93 yards and two scores and threw for 75 yards and a touchdown.

Pirates running back Nick Huston had a 10-yard run to start the game and a 10-yard run to end the first drive, a 59-yard march that resulted in a 6-0 lead.

Wilson went three-and-out. Paramount used its ground-oriented shotgun offense to drain the clock, leading to a 26-yard field goal by Alfredo Solis to start the second quarter.

Wilson turned the ball over on downs at midfield, and Davis hit Greg Filer for a 24-yard pass and then found him again from 5 yards out on fourth-and-goal to make it 16-0.         

Contact the writer: bkeisser@lbregister.com


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