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Floyd Central's Wenkers Wright is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a 54-yard touchdown run Friday night against Vincennes Lincoln. 

FLOYDS KNOBS — Floyd Central’s defense picked off six passes and Wenkers Wright rambled for more than 200 yards as the Highlanders decked visiting Vincennes Lincoln 28-12 Friday night.

The junior running back finished with 206 yards and touchdown runs of 2, 54 and 7 yards.

 The Highlanders improved to 2-1.

Wright and the Floyd Central offense, however, got off to a slow start.

Wright couldn’t find much daylight in the early going. In his first 10 carries, he managed just 20 yards.

Then the holes — the slightest of them — started to appear.

Late in the first quarter, Wright busted out a 25-yard run, down to the Vincennes 9.

Three plays later, Wright slipped in from the 2 with just 16.3 seconds left in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, Wright found quite a bit more room as he went left and darted 54 yards for the score on the second play of the possession with 9:49 left in the first half.

Wright finished the first half with 141 yards on 23 carries.

It’s a good thing because Floyd Central didn’t complete a pass on five first-half attempts.

Defensively, the Highlanders allowed just 65 yards in the first half.

In the second half, the Alices (1-2) started to move the ball when Eric Vickers came in to play quarterback.

When Vickers found Torrence Gillis down the right sideline for a 71-yard scoring pass in the third quarter, Floyd Central only led 14-6.

The Alices, however, couldn’t get closer.

Wright added his 7-yard TD run with 5:29 to extend the cushion to 21-6.

Then on the next play from scrimmage for Vincennes, Trace Willman stepped up, intercepted a Vickers pass and ran toward the right sideline and found a path to the end zone for a 41-yard return, giving the Highlanders a 28-6 cushion.

Vincennes added a late score, another pass from Vickers to Gillis for 39 yards.

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