Lucas Schumann grabs the jersey of Melcher-Dallas’ quarterback as Troy Arnold, 44, and Blake Moore help to bring him down for another Wayne sack. The Falcons beat the Saints on homecoming 82-0. Photo by Jason Selby
WAYNE EASILY HANDLES OUTMANNED SAINTS SQUAD TO MOVE TO 5-1 ON THE SEASON
Wayne quarterback Trent Moore completed 3 passes on homecoming against Melcher-Dallas, and all 3 went for 1st quarter touchdowns. Moore would also score on a 51-yard run in the first 12 minutes of a blowout victory against the Saints. Moore’s 4 touchdowns running and throwing put the game away after only 1 quarter, 44-0, en route to a 82-0 victory.
Homecoming king Keyton Nickell caught two of Moore’s touchdown passes for 35 total yards on the night. Trevor Wilson caught the other touchdown, which went for 42 yards to start the game. Oct 5, 2015, 12:24
Senior Emma Robinson rares back for a nasty spike. Robinson and Bailey Andrews were honored on senior night. Photo by Jason Selby
The Lady Falcons split a pair of matches on the volleball court this past week, defeating Moulton-Udell at Moulton 3 sets to 1, before falling to Southeast Warren at home on senior night 3 sets to 1. Wayne’s record now stands at 5-11, but 5-5 the past 10 games.
Against Moulton, Demi Austin led the team with 7 kills to go with 18 digs. Bailey Andrews had 6 kills, 5 assists, 3 digs and 4 aces. Raeshel Andrews led Wayne with 21 digs, plus season highs of 4 kills and 2 aces. Emma Robinson had 3 kills and 9 digs. Tori Freeman had 1 kill, 12 digs and 2 aces. Haylee Fortune had 1 kill, 6 assists, 7 digs, 1 block and 4 aces. Megan Birkland had 5 digs. Sarah Norris had 2 digs. Katie Gassman had 1 dig. Oct 5, 2015, 09:36
After the Falcons’ Bailey Andrews, 6, sets up the volleyball for a teammate, Tori Freeman spikes it against Albia in a Wayne win. Also pictured is Haylee Fortune, 4. Photo by Jason Selby
WAYNE GIRLS PLAYING AT HIGH LEVEL AS PLAYOFFS LOOM
After opening the season and head coach Emily McVey’s first year with 6 straight losses, Wayne volleyball has come together as a team, going 4-4 in the last 8 games, including a victory at home against Albia to avenge an earlier defeat.
“Before the game, we had been doing the necessary things to keep a team together, but not throughly enjoying all aspects of volleyball,” head coach Emily McVey said. “We have had our ups downs. Before Albia, I hadn’t seen the girls play as a whole. The Albia game showed who the Lady Falcons really are. The communication and the positivity throughout the whole game was phenomenal.”
On Sept. 15 in Corydon, the Lady Falcons got 5 kills each from seniors Bailey Andrews and Emma Robinson, and from Demi Austin and Sarah Norris to beat Pleasantville in 3 sets, 25-23, 25-17 and 30-28.
Libero Raeshel Andrews led the team with a season-high 44 digs to go along with 1 kill and 1 ace. Austin and Tori Freeman had 26 digs and 21 digs respectively, as Wayne recorded 124 digs on the night. Austin had the team’s only block. Sep 28, 2015, 13:11
Carson Kiefer returns a punt 54 yards for a touchdown to lead the Falcons to a 56-26 win at Twin Cedars. Kiefer rushed for 223 yards and 2 more scores. Also pictured is Kyle Andrews, 60. Photo courtesy of Schick Photography
On Sept. 25, behind a strong defense, Wayne overwhelmed Twin Cedars at Bussey 56-26. The win moved the Falcons record to 4-1 and put them one step closer to securing 1 of 2 playoff spots up for grabs in Iowa’s District 6.
For the second game in a row, the Falcons had to come back from allowing an opening drive touchdown. But when Lucas Schumann recovered a Twin Cedars fumble on their next possession, momentum shifted in Wayne’s favor as they scored 22 unanswered points, beginning with a 28-yard strike from Trent Moore to Keyton Nickell.
After that, the defense shut down the Sabers. With Twin Cedars knocking on the door just before the half, Carson Kiefer made a hard, game-changing tackle on fourth down just outside the goal line to keep the score 22-6. The Falcons never looked back. Wayne allowed Twin Cedars’ high-powered offense only 314 yards while piling up 532 yards of their own. Sep 28, 2015, 09:03
On perhaps the biggest play of the game from third and long at midfield, Wayne’s Trent Moore dives for a first down in the fourth quarter after scrambling right to escape a Mormon Trail rusher. Wayne went on to win 36-28. Photo by Jason Selby
With a strong north wind and rain increasing throughout the first half, Mormon Trail showed courage and heart last Friday as they battled to the last play, which was a sack and fumble recovered by Wayne in a 36-28 win. Falcon quarterback Trent Moore might have played the best game of his career despite throwing for only 52 yards. The senior converted several critical 3rd and 4th downs with both his legs and his arm.
The Saints jumped out to an 8-0 lead on a Travis Pollock 1-yard run. Wayne then scored 22 unanswered points, which included a perfect pass from Moore to Trevor Wilson in the endzone for a 10-yard touchdown, and a 31-yard touchdown completion to Keyton Nickell just as the rain hit its peak. Sep 21, 2015, 09:25