PREP FOOTBALL Wilson shines in first start at quarterback
Per Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Gabe Wilson was a starting linebacker last season who also backed senior Levi Vaughn at quarterback for Greenland.
That experience on offense proved valuable for Wilson, who accounted for five touchdowns in a 31-20 victory at Elkins on Friday. It was the first start at quarterback for Wilson, who threw for 167 yards and one touchdowns and added four rushing touchdowns, including an 11-yard score.
"Levi and I have been friends forever and we competed every day," said Wilson, a junior. "Getting to play in games at quarterback last year was a big help. Just knowing I'd been there before gave me the confidence I could come in and make plays."For his effort, Wilson is the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Player of the Week.
"Gabe can scramble and he made some good, short throws," Greenland coach Lee Larkan said. "He and Levi worked together last year and made each other better. Our quarterback position is a strength."
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