Waverly outscores Fairland to stay unbeaten

Published 3:45 am Saturday, September 15, 2018

Jim Walker

WAVERLY — The Waverly Tigers are still unbeaten thanks to quarterback Haydn’ Shanks.
Shanks was 19-of-29 for 209 yards and four touchdowns as Waverly outscored the Fairland Dragons 41-27 on Friday.
Fairland quarterback Joel Lambiotte was up to the challenge as he hit 32-of-51 passes for 357 yards and two touchdowns.
Waverly (4-0) took a 14-0 first quarter lead as they march 57 yards in eight plays with the opening kickoff and scored on a 20-yard pass from Shanks to Phoenix Wolf and then went 36 yards in just five plays after a short punt and scored on a 26-yard Shanks to Easton Wolf pass.
Fairland got an interception by Brennan West at the 35-yard line and scored on the next play as Lambiotte hit Gavin Hunt with a touchdown pass.
Alec Bruce kick the conversion and Fairland trailed 14-7.
But Waverly came right back with a 65-yard, 12-playd drive capped by a 3-yard pass from Shanks to Will Futhey and it was 21-7.
The Dragons (2-2) answered with an 88-yard, 4-play march as Lambiotte hit West with a 20-yard scoring pass and it was 21-14.
But Waverly got a big punt return and went 15 yards in three plays as P. Shoemaker scored on a 5-yard run with 1:12 left in the half and it was 28-14.
Neither team scored in the third quarter but Waverly then marched 74 yards in just three plays with Ethan Brooker scoring on a 5-yard run with 9:26 left and the lead was 35-14.
Fairland answered again with an 80-yard, 13-play drive capped by Lambiotte’s 1-yard run with 4:45 to play.
After recovering a fumble to end a long Fairland drive, Waverly drove 97 yards in just four plays with Shanks hitting Easton Wolf on a 28-yard scoring pass and it was 41-21 with just 1:03 left.
The Dragons refused to quit and went 80 yards in eight plays as J.D. Brumfield ran 7 yards for the touchdown with no time on the clock.
Fairland visits Rock Hill on Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.
Fairland 0 14 0 13 = 27
Waverly 14 14 0 13 = 41
First Quarter
Wa — Phoenix Wolf 20 pass from Haydn’ Shanks (Greyson Diener kick) 9:46
Wa — Easton Wolf 26 pass from Haydn’ Shanks (Greyson Diener kick) 7:19
Second Quarter
Fa — Gavin Hunt 35 pass from Joel Lambiotte (Alec Bruce kick) 9:15
Wa — Will Futhey 3 pass from Haydn’ Shanks (Greyson Diener kick) 5:43
Fa — Brennan West 20 pass from Joel Lambiotte (Alec Bruce kick) 4:13
Wa — P. Shoemaker 5 run (Greyson Diener kick) 1:12
Fourth Quarter
Wa — Ethan Brooker 5 run (Greyson Diener kick) 9:26
Fa — Joel Lambiotte 1 run (Alec Bruce kick) 4:45
Wa — Easton Wolf 28 pass from Haydn’ Shanks (Greyson Diener kick) 1:03
Fa — J.D. Brumfield 7 run (no attempt) 0:00
Fa Wa
First downs 27 18
Rushes-yards 35-121 27-72
Passing yards 357 309
Total yards 478 381
Cmp-Att-Int 32-52-0 19-29-1
Fumbles-lost 2-1 0-0
Penalties-yards 9-78 11-106
Punts-average 5-37.2 4-34.2
Time of Possession 30:33 17:27
Individual Leaders
RUSHING—Fairland: Michael Stitt 6-53, Tevin Taylor 4-47, J.D. Brumfield 8-35, Reilly Sowards 1-0, Joel Lambiotte 16-minus 14; Waverly: P. Shoemaker 16-67, Ethan Brooker 8-24, Haydn’ Shanks 3-minus 19.
PASSING—Fairland: Joel Lambiotte 32-51-0 357 2TD, Max Ward 0-1-0; Waverly: Haydn’ Shanks 19-29-1 309 4-TD.
RECEIVING—Fairland: Reilly Sowards 12-70, Michael Stitt 8-101, Gavin Hunt 5-106, Brennan West 5-42, Zeke Ramey 2-38; Waverly: Easton Wolf 8-232 2-TD, Jackson Wise 4-5, Phoenix Wolf 3-45 TD, Will Futhey 2-16 TD, Zeke Brown 2-11.

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