Wayne knocks off Scott

By Ryan Epling - The Herald-Dispatch

WAYNE — The Scott Skyhawks (2-5), fumbled an astounding 11 times on a wet and rainy night, mostly on the quarterback-center exchange during its 58-12 loss to the Wayne Pioneers.

Quarterback Austin Mitchell wound up scoring on touchdown runs of 61 and 62 yards in the second quarter, both of which came after picking up fumbled snaps. Mitchell finished with 145 yards rushing on the night.

Wayne’s backfield looked different in Friday night’s homecoming matchup with Scott.

But behind a dominating offensive line, the Pioneers adjusted to the loss of their top two tailbacks nicely.

Logan Queen, who moved from fullback to tailback, ran for 182 yards and three touchdowns on just 9 carries, while teammate Bradley Sharp’s first career start at fullback netted 117 yards and two scores as Wayne ran through the Skyhawks for most of the game.

Wayne (3-3) played without the services of Cody Stiltner and Logan McSweeney. Both were injured in last week’s loss at Mingo Central.

When Queen, a senior, burst untouched through the line and scored from 42 yards out just 16 seconds into the game, it was evident the youthful Skyhawks were overmatched.

Wayne averaged 11.7 yards per carry for the game, rolling up 446 yards rushing as part of a 537 yard offensive outburst.

After leading just 6-0 through one period, the Pioneers dropped the hammer on Scott in the second quarter, racking up 30 points. Four different Wayne running backs scored in the quarter.

Wayne will play a pivotal contest for their playoff hopes next Friday night at Herbert Hoover, which is 4-2 with losses only to undefeated Chapmanville Regional and Tolsia.

Scott plays its final home game of the season and will be having its “Senior Night” on Friday, Oct. 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. against the Tolsia Rebels.


SCOTT 0 12 0 0-12

WAYNE 6 30 14 8-58

WQueen 42 run (run failed)

WWatts 13 run (Cassidy pass from Milum)

WQueen 36 run (Atkins pass from Milum)

SMitchell 61 run (run failed)

WNapier 11 run (Queen run)

WSharp 3 run (pass failed)

SMitchell 62 run (run failed)

WQueen 52 run (run failed)

WSharp 50 run (Atkins pass from Milum)

WPerry 10 run (Dean run)

Team Stats: Scott – Wayne

First Downs 10 18

Rushes-yards 47-202 38-446

Passing 5-10-0 4-8-0

Passing yards 23 91

Total offense 225 537

Fumbles-lost 11-3 2-1

Penalties 3-18 9-88

Punts 2-31.0 1-20.0


RUSHING – Scott, Mitchell 14-145, Kirkendoll 11-29, Hager 5-26, G. Price 1-5, Hessler 1-2, Roberts 4-1, Loftus 1-1, Walker 2-0, T. Price 3-(-1), White 1-(-2), Team 3-(-4). Wayne, Queen 9-182, Sharp 8-117, Perry 5-39, Hall 4-27, Napier 3-27, Watts 3-24, Dean 1-16, Matzdorf 1-10, Sebastian 2-8, Jones 1-(-3), Team 1-(-1).

PASSING – Scott, Mitchell 2-6-0, 12 yards; White 3-3-0, 11 yards; Loftus 0-1-0. Wayne, Milum 4-8-0, 91 yards.

RECEIVING – Scott, Doss 3-17, Nelson 1-9, T. Price 1-3. Wayne, Atkins 3-72, Cassidy 1-29.


By Ryan Epling

The Herald-Dispatch

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