COLUMBUS – Following a pair of home wins to open the season for Wayne High, WHS took to the road Friday night against a top five opponent.
From Columbus, the Blue Devils competed at #3/#4 Columbus Lakeview.
Wayne High defeated Columbus Lakeview 30-17 to improve to 3-0 while the Vikings fell to 1-2.
Scoring began with 7:25 left in the opening quarter when senior quarterback Tanner Walling connected with junior wide receiver Alex Phelps on an 18-yard score. WHS failed to convert the two-point conversion to lead 6-0.
Columbus Lakeview then got on the board with a field goal two minutes into the second quarter to trail, 6-3.
WHS closed the half with two scores on a rushing touchdown from senior running back Brandon Bartos around the eight-minute mark and Walling on a one-yard score with 1:18 left in first half. Both two-point conversions were good to lead 22-3 at the break.
In the second half, Columbus Lakeview used a nine-yard rushing score with 7:35 remaining in the third as Wayne High’s Bartos answered with his own nine-yard rushing TD with 27 seconds left in the quarter. The two-point conversion was good for Wayne to lead 30-10.
The lone fourth quarter scoring came from Columbus Lakeview on an eight-yard run with five seconds left.
Junior Ashton Munsell accounted for two interceptions as Walling also recorded an INT for Wayne.
Final favored Wayne High, 30-17.
1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:
6 16 22 8 0 30 – WHS
0 3 3 7 7 17 – Lakeview
Wayne High will next visit Ashland-Greenwood on Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
Friday area games:
Bloomfield 40, Allen 12
Emerson-Hubbard 42, Randolph 18
Hartington-Newcastle 40, West Holt 18
Hartington Cedar Catholic 48, Tekamah-Herman 6
Lincoln East 56, Norfolk 7
Norfolk Catholic 30, Ord 7
Pierce 76, North Bend Central 33
Battle Creek 39, West Point-Beemer 7
Wisner-Pilger 54, Elkhorn Valley 0
Yutan 40, Ponca 7
Stanton 81, Wakefield 50