Ian Wilson steps up, leads Valpo to statement win over Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY — Ian Wilson and Justin Clark split snaps at quarterback. The margin between them is so thin that they’re essentially 

interchangeable  Valparaiso coach Bill Marshall trusts them both Clark, a junior, took over the starting gig last week and has been the 

more productive of the two arms through the opening month of the season but in a tie ballgame midway through the third quarter

he went down with an injury. Wilson, a senior, jogged out onto the field in relief and lead the Vikings to a 35-14 Duneland Athletic 

Conference win. “That’s what we do in practice randomly,” Wilson said. “You’ve got to be ready at any moment. Football’s a next-man

game. Whoever goes down you’ve got to have someone to fill that spot. We’re going to keep playing no matter what

It was either I let myself get in my own head and take it personal or do this for the team. Wilson opted for the latter. He dropped

back with his first snap and threw a 32-yard completion to senior receiver Rocco Micciche. Junior running back 

Travis Davis bullied his way for a four-yard touchdown three plays later That score on Wilson’s first drive in proved to be the go-