WAYNE – With a pair of home games scheduled to open the first two weeks of the Wayne High football season, WHS began year 2021 under the lights Friday night.
From Bob Cunningham Field on the campus of Wayne State College, the Blue Devils welcomed in Logan View/Scribner-Snyder.
Wayne High used a mix of running and passing plays to keep the Raiders guessing and took control early of a 34-6 home victory. WHS starts their season at 1-0 while Logan View/Scribner-Snyder fell to 0-1.
After fumbling the ball at the one-yard line just outside the goal line of LV/SS, WHS scored on their next two possessions. Senior quarterback Tanner Walling used a pair of rushing touchdowns from 11 yards out (:36 left in 1st quarter) and one-yard (2:49 left until half). Senior Yair Alcantara made both PATs.
The Raiders did score their lone TD of the game from senior Logan Booth on a two-yard rush but failed their two-point swinging gate conversion with 5:35 left in the first half.
At the half, Wayne High led 14-6.
WHS used one more rushing touchdown late in the third quarter when senior running back Brandon Bartos scored from 29-yards out with 1:29 left in the quarter. The PAT was good and made the score 21-6 through three quarters.
Fourth quarter scoring came from the air attack as Walling connected with junior tight end Daniel Judd on a 17-yard score (early fourth) and junior Ashton Munsell for a 55-yard pitch and catch (2:49 left in game). Alcantara had one of the final two PATs blocked to finish with a 34-6 final.
Top defensive plays saw senior James Dorcey record an interception right before halftime and sophomore Sam Junck also added an INT at the end of regulation.
1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:
0 6 6 0 0 6 – LV/SS
7 7 14 7 13 34 – WHS
Wayne High will next host West Point-Beemer for homecoming on Friday, September 3 while Logan View/Scribner-Snyder will entertain David City on September 3.
Area Friday Schedule:
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 36, Wisner-Pilger 14
Arlington 28, West Point-Beemer 22
@ Cedar Bluffs: Emerson-Hubbard VS Cedar Bluffs
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 38, Wakefield 36
Hartington Cedar Catholic 26, O’Neill 0
Hartington-Newcastle 68, Randolph 0
@ Lutheran High Northeast: Madison VS Lutheran High Northeast
@ Oakland-Craig: Ponca VS Oakland-Craig
Omaha South 35, Norfolk 7
Osmond 32, Allen 27
Pender 48, Creighton 34
Pierce 47, St. Paul 25
Winside 48, Walthill 0