This, sadly now, may no longer even be considered a rivalry game between the border kids.
Wilson, the 6-foot 185-pound tailback, was spectacular, rushing it 16 times for a school record 364 yards and five touchdowns, including jaunts to the house for 22, 67 and 80 yards.
For those old enough to remember, he looked, in style, a lot like the good O.J. Simpson circa 1975: jitter-bugging his way through solid blocks on the line of scrimmage and then sailing off to the races, with serious sprinter speed to open spaces.
Wilson’s performance was breathtaking.
On three of his five TDs — another was called back on a penalty — he was never even touched by Viking defenders.
Credit should be given to Bothell’s massive offensive line, which also pitched a nearly perfect game and should be graded on film by the Cougar staff with straight A’s.
Bothell linebacker Drew Williams made 10 solo tackles.
Wilson played only three of four quarters.He was later asked if he ever dreamed of a night like this.
“Never,” the quiet and unassuming senior said. “I’ve only had nights like this playing video games.”
He said it with a hint of a smile, which doesn’t come easy from him.