John Parsons bruised his way into the end zone and gave Wilmington a 7-0 lead after the Wildcats took the opening kickoff and chewed up the next 9:14 of the first quarter. It was the only time Wilmington would light the scoreboard the rest of the game.
Still, the Wildcat defense buckled down, stuffed Masconomet inside the red zone in the final minutes and helped the team improve to 2-0 on the season.
The Chieftains made for a pulse pounding finish as they drove inside the Wilmington 10-yard line with 1:11 remaining. But on 4th down, Masco fired an incomplete pass near the sidelines and the Wildcats took over on downs, ran out the clock, and celebrated the victory.