WAYNE – Wayne High started the first week of back-to-back home games during the month of September welcoming in Columbus Lakeview Friday night.
From Bob Cunningham Field on the campus of Wayne State College, #1/#4 WHS competed on parent’s night.
Despite two first half fumbles for the Blue Devils, they found themselves down just 9-8 at the half as Wayne High went onto win 14-11. WHS improves to 3-0 while Columbus Lakeview fell to 1-2.
Senior running back Reid Korth used a pair of rushing touchdowns from 20-yards and one-yard as WHS missed an extra-point and failed the two-point conversion. Senior linebacker Victor Kniesche recorded a safety to give Wayne two more points offensively.
Lakeview scoring came from an Austin Smith touchdown of three-yards in the second quarter (no extra-point) along with a Klug 38-yard field just before half. Smith also recorded a safety for the Vikings.
The Wayne High football team will next host #4/#7 Ashland-Greenwood on Friday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in a rematch from last year’s quarterfinal. WHS defeated Ashland-Greenwood, 28-13 before falling to the eventual Class C1 champions of Wahoo in the semifinal round.
Thursday area results:
Allen 34, Bloomfield 16
Elkhorn Valley 50, Wisner-Pilger 44
Friday area results:
Randolph 40, Emerson-Hubbard 14
Hartington Cedar Catholic 50, Tekamah-Herman 15
Ord 28, Norfolk Catholic 14
Pender 46, Winside 14
Pierce 48, North Bend Central 13
Yutan 42, Ponca 0
Wakefield 50, Stanton 14