Ashland-Greenwood Scores Twice In Third Quarter, Blue Devils Suffer First Loss Of 2021

ASHHLAND – Week four didn’t disappoint with a top 10 showdown in Class C1 as Wayne High competed on the road for the second straight weekend.

From Memorial Field in Ashland, #6 (LJS)/#10 (OWH) Wayne visited #2/#2 Ashland-Greenwood Friday night.

After trailing by four points at the half, Ashland-Greenwood scored back-to-back touchdowns to win 21-11. The Bluejays improved to 4-0 while the Blue Devils fell to 3-1.

Ashland-Greenwood scored on their opening drive thanks to a 29-yard rushing touchdown from junior Nathan Upton. (PAT good) The Bluejays led 7-0 early in the first quarter (8:34 remaining).

WHS then answered on their first possession with their own rushing score when senior Brandon Bartos rushed in from five-yards with 3:58 left in the quarter. Bartos then tacked on the two-point conversion run to give WHS an 8-7 lead.

Wayne High scored one last time in the first half when senior Yair Alcantara drove through a 25-yard field goal to extend the Blue Devil lead to 11-7 as time expired.

Following a three-and-out first drive of the second half, Wayne was forced to punt which led to a pair of touchdowns for Ashland-Greenwood.

Sophomore quarterback Dane Jacobsen connected with senior wide receiver Carter Washburn on a 13-yard pass (PAT good) with about eight minutes left in the third quarter. Then following a Wayne fumble, Ashland-Greenwood’s Upton ran in from 18-yards out with under a minute left in the third quarter (PAT good). Score entering the fourth favored Ashland-Greenwood, 21-11 which ended up being the final.

Both teams also turned the ball over on downs in the fourth quarter.

Senior Tanner Walling of Wayne finished with an interception and fumble.


1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

8     3        11     0     0     11 – WHS

7     0        7      14    0     21 – A-G


Wayne High will next host top 10 Battle Creek on Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m.

Friday area results:

Lutheran High Northeast 44, Wakefield 40

Allen 48, Homer 34

Emerson-Hubbard 50, Walthill 8

Guardian Angels Central Catholic 56, Madison 14

Hartington Cedar Catholic 2, David City 0 (Forfeit)

Hartington-Newcastle 34, Plainview 30

Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 55, Elkhorn Valley 8

Norfolk Catholic 20, Oakland-Craig 14

Papillion-LaVista 51, Norfolk 0

Pender 70, Bloomfield 44

Pierce 58, Arlington 13

@ Twin River: Ponca VS Twin River

Wynot 64, Randolph 16

West Point-Beemer 62, O’Neill 41

Osmond 44, Winside 14

Howells-Dodge 46, Wisner-Pilger 26