Boys Varsity Football · Warrior Footaball Back In Win Column Thanks To Monster Second Half Against Northmont


By Charles Brown, Student-Reporter

 

September 21st 2018 – The Warriors football team showed out in front of a large home crowd in a 49-20 win against the Northmont Thunderbolts. Wayne rebounded with a huge win after back to back losses.

 

“We had to come out here and make a statement,” said senior quarterback Rashad McKee.

 

The Warrior offense started off slow in the first half scoring 14 points. Two touchdown passes to senior wide receiver Steven Victoria tied up the game going into the half. “In the first half we couldn’t get the run game completely right,” said Victoria.

 

“In the second half we had guys that stepped up,” said Victoria on the Warrior offense. “We just had to get our team together and that’s what we did in the second half.”

 

The Warrior’s offense was explosive in the second half scoring five touchdowns. McKee had a stand-out game throwing for five scores and rushing for two more. McKee threw for 319 yards and lead in rushing with 113 yards. Victoria lead the receiving corps with 183 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore running back Devin Nelson had an impressive game with 91 rushing yards.

 

“We had to play all four quarters and finish the ball game,” said senior cornerback Justin Harris on the Warrior defense.

 

Wayne’s defense had a dominant game against the Thunderbolts. The Warrior defense allowed the Thunderbolts to score three times the whole game. Harris lead the defense with eight tackles. Junior Alijah Fleming and sophomore Jaden Hurd were right behind with six tackles. Fleming also notched the only sack of the game. Sophomore Deandre Ham recorded the lone interception of the game.

 

“We have to stay humble and stay hungry, we still have more games to play,” said McKee on their attitude going into the next week.

 

The Warriors are back on the road next week against their rivals the Centerville Elks. The game is scheduled for September 28th at 7:00 pm.