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Wayne routs Panthers

Staff Report

 

WAYNE, W.Va. — The Class AA defending state champions didn’t miss a beat as they opened their season with a win.

The Wayne Pioneers jumped out to a 26-6 first quarter lead and went on to beat the Chesapeake Panthers 58-12 on Friday.

The Panthers (0-2) managed 265 yards offense with 179 coming on the ground. Nate Jones had 103 yards on six carries including a 43-yard scoring run in the first quarter that tied the game at 6-6.

But Wayne scored three more times in the quarter including a 72-yard fumble return by Brandon Spurlock that swung the momentum completely in favor of the Pioneers.

Spurlock had 88 yards on nine carries to lead a strong ground game. Wayne ran 46 times for 404 yards as 12 different players carried the ball.

Quarterback Caleb Lindsey was 4 of 11 passing for 69 yards and no interceptions, but the Panthers fumbled six times and lost three.

Chesapeake visits Symmes Valley this Friday.

Chesapeake 6 0 0 6 = 12

Wayne 26 14 12 6 = 58

First Quarter

Wa — Mason Hodges 77 run (pass failed)

Ch — Nate Jones 43 run (kick blocked)

Wa — Brandon Spurlock 2 run (run failed)

Wa — Grant Ferguson 13 run (Blankenship pass from Ferguson)

Wa — Brandon Spurlock 72 fumble return (pass failed)

Second Quarter

Wa — Austin Pyles 17 pass from Ferguson (Stamper kick)

Wa — Dwight Blankenship 1 run (Stamper kick)

Third Quarter

Wa — Brody Lunsford 2 run (run failed)

Wa — Kade Sebastian 9 run (run failed)

Fourth Quarter

Ch — Grant Hawthorne 38 run (pass failed)

Wa — Cory Stiltner 50 run (run failed)

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Ch Wa

First downs 11 21

Rushes-yards 31-179 46-404

Passing yards 86 37

Total yards 265 441

Cmp-Att-Int 5-15-0 2-4-0

Fumbles-lost 6-3 3-1

Penalties 11-92 8-55

Punts-average 2-27.0 0-00.0

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Individual Leaders

RUSHING—Chesapeake: Nate Jones 6-103, Jacob Collins 4-12, Caleb Lindsey 5-minus 4, Grant Hawthorne 6-44, Austin Oldaker 4-0, Zach Blair 1-2, Shaden White 2-15, Austin Hutchinson 2-13, team 1-minus 6; Wayne: Brandon Spurlock 9-88, James Egnor 6-28, Mason Hodge 2-93, Grant Ferguson 2-26, Dwight Blankenship 7-47, Brody Lunsford 4-10, Fry 3-19, Queen 5-27, Adkins 3-minus 5, Cory Stiltner 3-55, Kade Sebastian 1-9, Tomblin 1-7.

PASSING—Chesapeake: Caleb Lindsey 4-11-0 69, Austin Hutchinson 1-4-0 17; Wayne: Grant Ferguson 2-4-0 37.

RECEIVING—Chesapeake: javon Thompson 2-40, Nate Jones 2-19, Brad Meadows 1-17; Wayne: Austin Pyles 2-37.