Blue Devil Football Team Snaps Four-Game Losing Skid
Posted: 29 September, 2012
WEST POINT (KTCH/KCTY) – The Wayne High football team traveled to West Point-Beemer on Friday night looking to snap a four game losing streak.
That’s exactly what happened. Wayne took the ball on the opening drive of the game and went 76 yards, finishing off the drive with an 11-yard touchdown run by Demetrius Alexander. The PAT was blocked and with 7:59 to go in the first quarter, Wayne led 6-0. West Point-Beemer opted to go for it on fourth and goal from the Wayne 11, but the Blue Devil defense stood, creating a turnover on downs. On the ensuing drive, Alexander again hit paydirt, this time from four yards out, capping off an 89-yard drive. The two-point conversion failed and Wayne led 12-0 with 9:33 to go in the second quarter. The Cadets would fumble on the next possession, and it was recovered by Brandon Martian of Wayne. The Blue Devils used the fumble to fuel a 42-yard scoring drive that ended when Jalen Barry hit Danny Melena for a nine-yard touchdown pass. The two-point conversion was again no good, and Wayne led 18-0 with 4:54 to go before halftime. On the next drive, the Cadets capped off a 64-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown run by Devyn Minott. The PAT was good and heading into halftime, the score was Wayne 18, West Point-Beemer 7. The Cadets got the ball to start the second half and took a 64-yard opening drive that consumed almost seven minutes to the endzone, by way of a 22-yard pass from Cole Schmidt to Mitchell Zobel. The two-point conversion was good, and with 4:19 to go in the third quarter, Wayne’s lead was cut to 18-15. Both teams would trade punts before Wayne got the ball on their own 36. They would go 64 yards and take up almost six minutes, and ended the drive with a two-yard scoring run by Barry. The two-point conversion was again no good, and the Blue Devils were further in front 24-15. On the next Cadet drive, quarterback Schmidt threw an interception to Wayne’s Tyler Wurdeman. Thanks to the interception, the Blue Devils started at their own 42. They would drive 58 yards, and finish things off with the cout de gras, a hat trick rushing touchdown for Alexander, this one from 20 yards out. The PAT was blocked, and Wayne led 30-15 with 1:01 to go in the game. The Cadets got the ball one last time and backup quarterback Ty Haase threw an interception to Barry, ending the ball game. With the 30-15 win, the Blue Devils snap a four game losing skid, and improve to 2-4 on the year.