Blue Devils Open Football Season With Big Win Over Madison
Posted: 31 August, 2013
WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) – The Wayne High football team opened its 2013 campaign at home against the Madison Dragons on Friday night at Bob Cunningham Field on the Wayne State College campus.
The Dragons would strike first blood when a Jalen Barry pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown early in the first quarter giving them a 7-0 lead. From that point however, it would be all Wayne, as the Blue Devils scored on their next six possessions. Barry connected with Jared Anderson for scores of 45 and 36 yards, before throwing a strike to Payton Janke for the hat trick, making it 21-7 Wayne with 3:43 to go in the second.
The first half ended with a one-yard scoring plunge by Demetrius Alexander, making it 28-7 Wayne at halftime. The third quarter started the same way, as Alexander carried for his second one-yard touchdown of the game, giving Wayne a 35-7 lead. Wayne’s next score came when fullback Curtis Moeller broke loose for a 38-run. The string of consecutive Blue Devil scores would end when Wayne was forced to punt, opening the door for Madison offensively.
Starting at the Wayne 30, Madison’s Trent Wagner took the second play from scrimmage for 29 yards and a touchdown. The PAT was blocked, making it 42-13 Wayne. The final touchdown of the game was scored on the ensuing Wayne drive, as a perfectly executed option pitch from Zach Keating to Malik Knox resulted in a 57-yard touchdown run by Knox.
The Blue Devils would put points on the board one last time as an errant Madison snap resulted in a safety, presenting the final score of 51-13 in favor of Wayne. The Blue Devils start their season 1-0 and travel to O’Neill next Friday.