WILTON — Kyle Phillips grew up watching his two older brothers play football for the Wilton Warriors.
When he got his chance to finally start on offense, he made the most of his opportunity.
The junior halfback rushed for three touchdowns, joining teammate and senior fullback Harvey Alexander with a trio of scores, as Wilton won its season-opening FCIAC game 42-21 over Brien McMahon on Friday at Fujitani Field.
Phillips, a junior, scored on runs of 24, 1 and 52 yards, while Alexander, a returning starter at fullback, found the end zone on runs of 3, 5 and 10 yards.
The Warriors took control in the first half with their new-look option game eating up big chunks of yardage on four straight drives.
Alexander capped a six-play, 64-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run on Wilton’s first drive of the season.
On the second drive, which started on the Warriors’ own 8, Wilton marched 92 yards with Alexander again capping things off, this time from 5 yards out.
Wilton’s third offensive series only had to go 52 yards before Phillips escaped for a 24-yard touchdown run.
The fourth time Wilton touched the ball the Warriors went another 60 yards, this time with Phillips punching it home from 1 yard out.
All told, Wilton had 286 yards of total offense in the first half — 252 of it on the ground.
Wilton received the opening kickoff in the second half and look for a deep pass on its first play, which was intercepted by Alijah Baskin.
The Senators made the Warriors pay for the turnover, getting on the board when Sean Miller scampered 10 yards for the score.
A fumble gave McMahon another shot in Wilton territory, but the Senators couldn’t put anything together with their second opportunity.
After Wilton later turned the ball over on downs, McMahon went on a 16-play drive that covered 75 yards. Tsai Zoe capped the drive with a 1-yard touchdown, cutting the Wilton lead in half at 28-14.
McMahon could do nothing with the momentum, however.
It only took Wilton four plays — with the help of a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty by McMahon — to score again as Alexander scored a 10-yard touchdown run for a 35-14 lead.
The Senators put together a 14-play, 80-yard drive to score again, this time on quarterback Chris Druin’s 12-yard scramble into the end zone with 3:25 left to play.
Wilton recovered the onside kick and Phillips took the first play 52 yards for the touchdown that capped off the scoring.
Will Sullivan was a perfect 6-for-6 on PATs for the Warriors, who play Staples in Week 2.