Blocked Extra Point Seals Off Road Blue Devil Victory

ARLINGTON – For the second time in three weeks, the Wayne High football team took to the road.

WHS visited Arlington Friday night recording five turnovers as a defense and had a special teams highlight.

Offensively, Wayne High scored on their opening possession when senior quarterback Tyrus Eischeid found senior running back Blake Bartos on a 22-yard passing touchdown. Following a PAT for sophomore Yair Alcantara, WHS went up 7-0 at the 7:15 mark of the first quarter.

Arlington didn’t get on the scoreboard until about the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter when junior running back Jesse Thompson carried the ball in from 10-yards out. Thompson then had his extra-point attempt blocked by junior Victor Kniesche which later sealed off the game for Wayne High winning 7-6. WHS is now 2-1 while the Eagles fell to 0-3.

Defensive takeaways for Wayne High came from two interceptions by senior linebacker Gunnar Jorgensen, an interception by Blake Bartos as well as an INT and fumble recovery by Eischeid.

Wayne High also threw a pair of interceptions and lost one fumble offensively.

The Wayne High football team is back in action at home on Friday, September 20 when they host Columbus Lakeview. Wayne Area Economic Development and Wayne Community Schools Foundation will be hosting the Taste of Victory Tailgate prior to kickoff at 7 p.m. The game will be aired on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and online at with pregame coverage set for 6:45 p.m.