HOOPER – Friday night marked the season opener for preseason rated #2 Wayne High as the Blue Devils begin the year with back-to-back road outings.
From Logan View/Scribner-Snyder High School in Hooper, the Raiders welcomed in WHS.
Trailing 10-7 out of the halftime break, the Blue Devils used a rushing touchdown with 10 minutes left in the third quarter to take a 14-10 lead following the extra point. Those were the final points of the game as #2 Wayne High held on for the road victory to start their season at 1-0. Logan View/Scribner-Snyder dropped their 15th straight and haven’t won a game since September 14, 2018 at Fort Calhoun.
Wayne High turned the ball over early as junior Tanner Walling was picked off by senior Jayden Korman and the Raiders recovered a dropped punt return from WHS. LV/SS then put points on the board late in the quarter when senior Riley Hoetfelker connected with junior Harrison Jordan on a 14-yard score. Senior Keaton Bushlow tacked on the extra point to give the Raiders a 7-0 lead with 1:22 left in the quarter.
Wayne High then answered early in the second quarter when senior Reid Korth scored from four yards out. Junior Yair Alcantara knotted the game up following the extra point.
Then closing out the first half, Bushlow connected on a 31-yard field goal with 3:55 left in the second to give LV/SS a 10-7 halftime lead.
Sophomore Alex Phelps gave Wayne High an offensive spark when he scored on a 58-yard run two minutes into the second half. Alcantara punched through the PAT to give WHS a 14-10 lead.
The Blue Devil defense was then tested as they posted a pair of fourth and goal stops thanks to Walling knocking the ball down who also had an interception and the line making a play in the backfield.
The Wayne High football team is back on the road next weekend visiting #10 (Lincoln Journal Star) West Point-Beemer while Logan View/Scribner-Snyder will visit David City on Friday, September 4. Join Sports Director, Aaron Scheffler on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com for next week’s contest with pregame show coverage set for 6:40 p.m.
Also, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge came back from down 14-0 to win 22-14 over Wisner-Pilger. The Bears are now 2-0 on the season while the Gators fell to 0-1.
Wisner-Pilger jumped ahead early with a pair of scores in the first half leading 14-0 at the break. LCC then got on the board in the third quarter trailing 14-6 and closed out the game with two final scores to win 22-14.
LCC will next visit Stanton on Friday, September 4 while Wisner-Pilger will host 1-0 Wakefield. Pregame coverage of the Wakefield at Wisner-Pilger game is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com next Friday.