Wayne High Football Wins Thriller With David City
Posted: 19 October, 2013
WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) – The Wayne High football team showed the character and determination that head coach Terry Beair has been reminding us about all season Friday night when they hosted David City.
The Blue Devils found themselves down 14-7 at halftime and continued to struggle throughout most of the second half offensively. The Scouts were able to kick a field goal and go up 17-7 at one point, before Wayne made it a 17-14 ballgame.
The Blue Devils got the ball back late in the fourth quarter, and began what would be the winning drive. After escaping a collapsed pocket, Jalen Barry had a quarterback scramble to the Dvaid City 19 to set up what would be one of the greatest passes and catches ever seen in a high school football game.
Barry took the shotgun snap on the next play and waited for his favorite target, Jared Anderson to hit the corner of the end zone. Barry then let the ball sail and Anderson did his best Superman impression completely laying out for the ball as he secured the catch. After a short discussion, the referees ruled the play a catch and a touchdown for the Blue Devils. The PAT was blocked and with 1:36 to go in the game, Wayne led 20-17.
That would go on to be the final score, as the Blue Devil defense would come up big on the ensuing Dvaid City possession. Trevor Pecena had a hit on a Scout receiver that jarred the ball loose and Demetrius Alexander recovered the fumble to secure the win.
With the win, the Blue Devils are now 5-3 on the year and will travel to Norfolk Catholic on Thursday for the final game of the regular season.