The senior running back and Wilson broke out of their doldrums Saturday as they came from behind to defeat Cardozo, 25-19, spoiling the Clerks' homecoming and ending a two-year, nine-game losing streak.
Howell rushed 215 yards on 30 carries as Wilson came back from a 19-6 deficit. He scored his only touchdown on a two-yard run to cut the deficit to 19-13.
With an extra point kick, Howell has now scored 13 points this season.
Howell rushed for 123 yards in the second-half and had key carries during two Wilson drives. Howell rushed for 27 yards on three carries to set-up a 17-yard touchdown run by Rodney Butler which tied the game at 19. Howell rushed five times for 30 yards on the game-winning drive.
"We look to him for our ground game," said Wilson Coach Hoarce Flemming. "He had a day he's been searching for.
"He's a strong kid and I think he set some goals for the next three games. I think he's a college-type player. "He's searching (for a school) and he has a couple of schools he would like to attend."
Although a title has passed the Tigers by, Wilson and Howell hope to make it two straight wins Friday at home against Dunbar.