Watertown, trailing by 13 points in the second half, had all of the momentum. For all of about one minute.
The visiting Raiders recovered a Wilmington fumble and marched down the field for a one-yard Sean McCusker touchdown to pull within 27-14 with 4:45 left in the third quarter on Friday night.
But Wilmington's John Parsons scooped the ensuing kickoff off the ground and scampered 80 yards to regain control of the contest for the Wildcats, who went on to a 47-14 win to close out their home schedule.
With the loss, Watertown has now lost two straight Middlesex League games and dropped to 1-3 in league play, 6-3 overall. The team next plays first place Wakefield on Friday night.
Wide receiver T.J. Hairston hauled in an impressive 30-yard touchdown on fourth down to tie the game with 1:27 to play in the opening quarter. But Parsons then went on to score four touchdowns, two running, one receiving and one on special teams, to seal the victory.