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Blue Devil Football Drops Fourth Straight In Close Contest

Posted: 21 September, 2012

WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) - It was homecoming Friday night, September 21 for the Wayne High football team against Fort Calhoun, and the Blue Devils were ready to play. Wayne marched 52 yards on their first possession of the game that ended when Jalen Barry hit Luke Rethwisch for a 13-yard touchdown pass. The two-point conversion was no good, and with 10:48 to go in the first quarter, Wayne led 6-0. Fort Calhoun took their opening drive 72 yards and ended it with a 37-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Kann to Jaden Boudle. The PAT was no good and with 7:06 to go in the first quarter, the score was tied 6-6. Neither team would score until Wayne used a Drew Carroll interception to set up a 27-yard scoring drive that culminated in a one-yard run by Barry. The two-point conversion was good, and Wayne led 14-6 with 11:10 to go in the second quarter. The teams then traded a possession each before the Pioneers drove 33 yards and scored by way of a 27-yard pass from Kann to Boudle. The two-point conversion was good, and with 7:54 to go in the second quarter, the score was tied 14-14. Wayne responded by driving 58 yards on the next possession. Barry again connected with Rethwisch for a touchdown, this time for five yards. The PAT was no good, and Wayne led 20-14 with 6:54 to go in the second quarter. Trevor Pecena intercepted a Fort Calhoun pass on the next drive, and Wayne took their 20-14 lead into halftime. Fort Calhoun got a big kick return to start the second half and began their first drive of the third quarter on the Wayne 35-yard line. A few plays later, Boudle scored on a nine-yard run. The PAT was good and Fort Calhoun led for the first time, 21-20 with 11:49 to go in the third. Wayne punted on their next offensive possession, but the Blue Devil defense came up big yet again, as Tyler Robinson recovered a fumble. Wayne used the turnover to go 17 yards and score after Barry fumbled in the end zone and it was recovered. The two-point conversion was again no good and Wayne led 26-21 with 4:55 to go in the third. That’s the last time Wayne would score, as they missed a field goal late in the game. The Pioneers added another touchdown and two-point conversion in the third quarter and a touchdown in the fourth to make the final Fort Calhoun 35, Wayne 26. Wayne now falls to 1-4 on the year and will travel to West Point-Beemer next week.



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