Trevor Wilson makes a wicked cut as Brooks Jacobsen, 1, Alex Chapman, 21, and Connor Runyon, 50, block for him. Wilson rushed for 218 yards and 4 touchdowns in Wayne’s 78-14 win at Murray. Photo by Schick Photography
After not getting a chance to play Mormon Trail at home on Oct. 7 due to a forfeit, Wayne made up for it on the road with their most decisive win of the season, 78-14. The Falcons rolled up 403 yards of offense, while holding the Mustangs to just 119 yards and forcing 4 turnovers.
Wayne is now 5-3 on the year, and has come together to make a good football team despite a spate of injuries reminiscent of 2014.
“We played very well for 4 quarters in all phases of the game,” head coach Bart Elliott said. “This is the most complete game we’ve played all season. Our offensive and defensive lines took control of the line of scrimmage from the beginning and kept their intensity all game.
“Kyle Andrews, Connor Runyon and Isaiah Bradford led the way on the offensive side of the ball for 400 yards of offense. Runyon and Nick Mattly led the way on the defensive side of the ball, holding them to 119 yards of total offense.
“Trevor Wilson also had an outstanding game, rushing for over 200 yards, 4 TDs and returning a kickoff 66 yards for a touchdown.
“Chase Kiefer did a nice job leading the offense, rushing for 77 yards and a TD, and also throwing for another TD. Overall I was very pleased with our energy and effort all game long versus Murray.”
Wilson, a senior, led the Falcons with 296 total yards and 5 touchdowns, 4 before halftime. He also made 4.5 tackles, intercepted 1 pass, and punted 3 times for a 40.3-yard average.
Mattly rushed for 55 yards on 3 carries and scored on a 46-yard run in the 3rd quarter.
Ben Saunders rushed for 14 yards on 2 carries and scored a touchdown. Stetson Baker ran for a 10-yard touchdown. Hunter Clark rushed once for 7 yards.
Kiefer was 2 for 8 with 22 passing yards, and no interceptions for the 2nd straight game. Senior Alex Chapman caught the freshman’s 2 completed passes, including a 5-yard touchdown. Chapman also returned 1 punt for 23 yards and 1 kickoff for 14 yards.
Hunter Cobb returned 1 punt 26 yards and made 4.5 tackles.
Runyon led the defense with 7.5 tackles, including 3 for a loss with 2.5 sacks. Mattly made 6 tackles, including 1 for a loss and intercepted 1 pass.
Troy Arnold returned an interception 9 yards for a touchdown and made 3 tackles including 1 sack.
Saunders made 5.5 tackles, including 1 for a loss. Kyle Andrews made 4.5 tackles, including 1 for a loss. Clark had 4 tackles. Baker made 3.5 tackles.
Spencer Buban had an active game on the defensive line, with 3 tackles, 2 for a loss and 1 sack.
Chapman made 2.5 tackles, and Jeffrey Alexander and Matt Bellon each made 1.5 tackles.
Wayne next plays 7-1 East Union at home on Fri., Oct. 21, 7 p.m., seeking to up their record to 6-3, which would match the 1st Falcon team from 1966.