Wayne football seniors Trent Carpenter, 4, Evan Sinclair, 68, Aaron Hornberger and Tyler Jamieson hoist the quarterfinal trophy. Photo by Scott Schick
Before the 2012 football season, Head Coach Bart Elliott asked Dillon Lain to be his quarterback for the next two years. Elliott knew he had the brains for it. But Lain told him that he did not feel like a quarterback.
“Dillon was good last year, but he just took it to another level this year,” Elliott said.
Lain and fellow seniors C.D. Kunzie, Trent Carpenter, Levi Overstreet, Ethan Horton, Tyler Jamieson, Evan Sinclair and Aaron Hornberger had known only lean years as underclassmen—as freshmen and sophomores, these Falcons had seen their team win only 1 game. In 2011, Wayne finished 0-9. A strong football legacy seemed to have faded. Nov 18, 2013, 16:39
Wayne High School Senior Evan Sinclair. Photo by Kathy Schick
Wayne senior lineman Evan Sinclair was busy preparing for the quarterfinal match-up with Adair-Casey when he got some good news from his mother and Wayne Athletic Director Scott Valentine. They congratulated him and told him he had won the IBA Student Athlete Achievement Award. He will go to Des Moines on Mon., Nov. 18 for a taped interview that will be shown prior to each championship game Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 on statewide television, and inside the UNI-Dome on the video screen. Nov 18, 2013, 16:27
For the second straight week, KCCI Fareway has chosen someone from Wayne Community High School for the student athlete of the week award. C.D. Kunzie, a senior linebacker for the Falcons, will be remembered best for his recovery after only four months from an ACL injury to lead Wayne into the quarterfinals. He boasts a 3.49 GPA and is known as a quiet leader in the classroom and on the field. Nov 18, 2013, 16:18
C.D. Kunzie tackles Adair-Casey’s Clayton Plowman. Photo by Kathy Schick
For the second straight week, KCCI Fareway has nominated a Wayne football player for their student athlete award. This time it is C.D. Kunzie.
“C.D. has worked very hard over the last four years to improve his size, strength, and speed,” Head Coach Bart Elliott said. “He has spent more time in the weight room in the last four years than anyone. He has not missed a single speed and agility session in the last two years. He is a quiet leader, but he definitely leads by example. He plays football, runs track and plays baseball. He brings a higher level of intensity to football practice, whether he is running the ball, making a bone-jarring block, or chasing the ball carrier down to make a tackle.” Nov 12, 2013, 15:43
Dillon Lain has won the KCCI Fareway student athlete of the week thanks to a strong voting effort from Falcon fans. Lain is a senior at Wayne Community High School with a 3.9 grade point average. As quarterback, he led the football team to the state quarterfinals. Nov 12, 2013, 15:31