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Wayne too much for Panthers

Published 4:15pm Sunday, September 8, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHESAPEAKE — Wayne’s win wasn’t that big of a surprise. It happens a lot.

Coming off back-to-back Class AA state titles, the Wayne Pioneers won their 25th straight game as they beat the Chesapeake Panthers 63-7 Friday.

The Panthers (0-2) fell behind 20 in the first quarter but got within 20-7 early in the second quarter. But Wayne took over from there and was never threatened.

“We played well early and hung around, but they were just a little faster than us. We got out-athleted,” said Chesapeake coach Andy Clark.

Chesapeake fumbled on the opening kickoff and Nathan Spurlock scored on a 7-yard run as Wayne went up 7-0.

Less than three minutes later the Pioneers scored on a 15-yard pass from Grant Ferguson to Kurt Arthur for a 14-0 lead.

The lead went to 20-0 on a 4-yard run by Mason Hodge with 3:43 left in the quarter.

Chesapeake came back with a 7-plus minute drive to score on an 8-yard run by Chad Meadows. Wesley Stephens kicked the extra point and the Panthers cut the deficit to 20-7 with 8:40 left in the half.

But Drew Stamper kicked a 37-yard field goal to make it 23-7 and Spurlock and Ferguson each had 25-yard scoring runs for a 25-7 halftime cushion.

Arthur returned the second half kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown and Seth Napier ran back an interception 85 yards for a score to highlight Wayne’s second half scoring.

Wayne had 409 total yards including 315 on the ground. Hodge ran 10 times for 95 yards. Ferguson was 6 of 10 passing for 94 yards and also ran twice for 70 yards.

The Panthers had 125 yards offense. Meadows carried 20 times for 59 yards.

Wayne 20 15 14 14 = 63

Chesapeake 7 0 0 0 = 7

First Quarter

Wa — Nathan Spurlock 7 run (Drew Stamper kick) 9:37

Wa — Kurt Arthur 15 pass from Grant Ferguson (Drew Stamper kick) 6:49

Wa — Mason Hodge 4 run (kick failed) 3:43

Second Quarter

Ch — Chad Meadows 8 run (Wesley Stephens kick) 8:40

Wa — Drew Stamper 37 field goal 5:48

Wa — Nathan Spurlock 25 run (kick blocked)

Wa — Grant Ferguson 25 run (kick failed) 0:53

Third Quarter

Wa — Kurt Arthur 83 kickoff return (Drew Stamper kick) 11:46

Wa — Steven Perry 17 run (Drew Stamper kick) 8:11

Fourth Quarter

Wa — Seth Napier 85 interception return (Josh Smith run)

Wa — Josh Mitts 12 run (pass failed) 0:59

Way Che

First downs 19 9

Rushes-yards 26-315 49-90

Passing yards 94 35

Total yards 409 125

Cmp-Att-Int 6-10-0 3-10-3

Penalties-yards 14-90 7-35

Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-1

Punts-average 1-10.0 2-24.5

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Individual Leaders

RUSHING—Wayne: Nathan Spurlock 5-50, Mason Hodge 10-95, Grant Ferguson 2-70, Cody Stiltner 1-6, Steven Perry 1-17, Nate Adkins 1-12, Kade Sebastian 1-10, Zach Rice 1-4, Brad Sharp 2-16, Kyler Atkins 1-33, Josh Mitts 1-12. Chesapeake: Chad Meadows 20-59, Nate Smith 7-18, Maccoy Brown 6-11, Austin Stone 4-minus 19, Shaden White 3-4, J.W. Bartrum 2-minus 3, Austin Oldaker 3-7, Jordan Miller 2-7, Will Scott 2-6.

PASSING—Wayne: Grant Ferguson 6-10-0 94. Chesapeake: Austin Stone 3-8-2 35, Austin Oldaker 0-2-1.

RECEIVING—Wayne: Kurt Arthur 3-37, Kade Sebastian 1-40, Cody Stiltner 1-7, Marcus Webb 1-10. Chesapeake: Brad Meadows 2-18, Andrew Saunders 1-35.

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