October 23, 2015

The Wayne Warriors showed why they are one of the top-ranked teams in the State of Ohio Friday night as they rolled into Beavercreek and cruised to a 48-0 win.  The Beavers, who entered the game as the top rushing offense in the GWOC were held to just 17 yards on the ground and 13 through the air, for 30 total yards.  The Warriors racked up a balanced 244 yards through the air and 220 on the ground, and added two defensive touchdowns in handing Beavercreek its worst loss of the year.  The loss drops the Beavers to 6-3 (2-2 GWOC).

The Wayne defense, which had been stingy against the run all year, keyed on Beavercreek’s feature back, Tim Bradshaw.  The Warriors held Bradshaw to 12 yards on 10 carries.  Beavercreek did have some success early with QB Hunter Maloney darting off tackle to help the Beavers begin the game with several first downs in their opening drive.  But the Beavers would only drive deep into Wayne territory one time, coming in the second quarter, but an unsportsmanlike conduct call moved the Beavers back and the drive stalled without any points.  That would be as close as the Beavers would come to scoring.  Big plays killed the Beavers, with Wayne scoring twice on defense, L’Christian Smith taking a screen pass 93 yards for a score, and a 60-yard run by Matt Wilcox after he scooped up a Wayne fumble.

On defense, Jack Kowalski intercepted Michigan State commit Messiah DeWeaver on Wayne’s first drive, and the Beavers were able to come up with some stops on the night.  Danny Holstein and Jack Knipper each tallied 5 tackles for the Beavers.

Beavercreek will play its final regular season game next week at home against Fairmont, a game in which this year’s seniors will be honored.   Kickoff is at 7:00, but senior festivities begin at 6:30.