Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wayne starts fast, stops Moeller late to win 24-22 on ESPN

At the beginning of the Wayne - Moeller game it looked as if the #WayneTrain would steamroll another opponent, only this time it would be a team they beat in the playoffs last season - just this time on ESPN3.

After a nearly flawless first half which seen Wayne's QB Messiah DeWeaver be nearly perfect, Sophmore sensation WR Christian " L'Blu" Smith have his coming out party and Wayne clicking on all cylinders, it looked like it would be a rout.

17-0 Wayne in the second quarter.
Not so fast WayneTrain.

Moeller regrouped late in the first half with a long bomb to Butz to cut it to 17-6. (Missed extra point, which would cost them).

Who would Wayne turn to?
Insert two way star Daryl McClesky.

McClesky took a pass to the flat on 3rd and 22 and turned it into a 91-yard TD with savvy running, a couple nice jukes and a burst that Moeller couldn't match.
24-6 @ half. Game over right?

Moeller turned up the defense, and shut downs Wayne's high powered offense. They also scored twice to cut lead to 24-16 late in the third. After Wayne stalled a couple more times, Moeller pushed down the field and scored a huge 4th down TD by Hunter Hughes to pull it to 24-22 with less than a minute left in the 4th.
Beacause Moeller missed the extra point after their first score they would have to go for two, which was stopped by Wayne to the relief of coach Jay Minton and his squad.

Moeller a recovered onside kick (after a penalty forced a re-kick) but wasn't able to get into field goal range and Wayne sacked the QB to end the rally.


There could be a chance these two powers meet again, in the playoffs, but as of right now?

The Warriors have knocked off the perennial Cincy power in the last two big games.

Not too late to jump on that #WayneTrain before it gets to state.
All aboard.

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