WAKEFIELD – The Trojan’s defended home field on Friday night with a 46-16 win against Pender. Wakefield’s defense was big reason the Trojans got the W, not allowing a single point in the second half.
Neither team scored on the opening possession of the ball game, but both scored on the second.
First it was Wakefield with a 20 yard rush from junior running back Esgar Godinez to give the Trojans a 6-0 lead. Pender followed suit with a 25 yard passing score from senior QB Brady Oliver to back Jared Tyrrell along with a two-point conversion from Oliver to Layne Heese who made a one handed catch in the back of the endzone to give the Pendragons an 8-6 lead.
Later in the half Wakefield scored on a 23 yard pass from junior QB Solomon Peitz to senior TE Julio Sanchez to put the Trojans back on top 14-8 after back Dylon Harder caught a swing pass on the two point conversion.
Towards the end of the first half Wakefield scored again on a 3 play 65 yard drive capped off by a 63 yard rushing score from Godinez, his second of the half. Pender retaliated with just over a minute to play in the second quarter with a one yard score from junior Jaydon Jump to make the score 20-16 at the break.
In the second half it was all Wakefield. The Trojan defense forced a fumble right away deep in Pender territory which led to points for the Wakefield offense on a five yard score from back Noah Lamprecht.
Later it was another Peitz to Sanchez connection, this time from 50 yards out making the score 32-16 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth it was Dylon Harder scoring from one yard out capping off an 11 play 82 yard drive giving Wakefield a 40-16 lead with eight minutes to play. Peitz found his way to the endzone on a quarterback sneak from 10 yards out to put the exclamation point on the home opening win for the Trojans.
Wakefield is now 4-0 on the season as they host Plainview next week. Pender is now 1-2, they host Homer next Friday.
Allen 46, Elkhorn Valley 20
Aquinas Catholic 17, Columbus Scotus 16
Battle Creek 27, Archbishop Bergan 0
Creighton 50, West Holt 37
Crofton 41, Twin River 0
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 28, Lourdes Central Catholic 22
Hartington Cedar Catholic 56, Wisner-Pilger 0
Hartington-Newcastle 28, Winnebago 6
Homer 39, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 26
Lincoln Lutheran 55, Lutheran High Northeast 40
Logan View 43, Stanton 14
Norfolk 38, Lincoln North Star 37
Norfolk Catholic 48, Boone Central/Newman Grove 35
North Bend Central 25, Madison 0
Pierce 42, Arlington 24
Platteview 43, South Sioux City 6
Ponca 28, Oakland-Craig 20
Randolph 36, Osmond 0
West Point-Beemer 41, Fort Calhoun 22
Winside 58, Scribner-Snyder 36