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48-0 second half propels Wayne to win

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GARDEN GROVE — The Wayne Falcons are 2-1 on the season after they scored 48 points in the second half against Mormon Trail on Friday.
Wayne took an early lead after sacking the punter in the end zone for a safety and a 2-0 lead with 7:29 left in the first quarter.
“Our offense came into the first quarter and moved the ball fairly well,” Wayne coach Bart Elliott said. “We just didn’t finish three drives when we were inside the 20 (yard line) and on the three yard line twice. This kept Mormon Trail in the game on the scoreboard and emotionally. They were fired up and we weren’t.”
Mormon Trail’s momentum led them down the field to score just over a minute away from the halftime whistle, as they went up 6-2.
“Going into halftime losing 6-2 was, to say the least, very disappointing,” Elliott said. “We made a few adjustments at halftime and talked about playing more physical and more consistent, especially on offense.”
The adjustments made at the break must of worked, as Wayne went on a scoring spree. The Falcons scored 28 points in the third quarter and 20 points in the fourth quarter, turning in a blowout, 50-6 win.
“We came out in the second half a different team,” Elliott said. “We played with more emotion, we were fired up.”
Wayne’s defense also recorded four fumble recoveries to go along with seven touchdowns from Wayne.
Clayton Kiefer scored all but two of Wayne’s touchdowns in the second half. The other two were scored by Trent Carpenter.
Kiefer put Wayne’s first touchdown points on the board three minutes into the second half with a three yard run. He would pick up runs of 25 yards and 7 yards for two more touchdowns with 5:57 and 4:07 left in the third quarter, respectively.
Carpenter picked up a 28 yard touchdown run as time expired in the third quarter, as Wayne took a 30-6 lead after Trent Moore’s run in a two-point conversion attempt was successful.
Moore opened the fourth quarter with a 40 yard touchdown pass to Carpenter.
Kiefer finished off the game for Wayne with touchdown runs of 38 and 51 yards.
“Clayton Kiefer ran the ball very well behind an offensive line that was much improved from the previous week,” Elliott said. “Trent Carpenter had a good game on the ground and in the air with a touchdown running and a touchdown reception.”
Moore passed 5-for-10 on Friday for 77 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions as he fills in for Dillon Lain, Wayne’s normal, but injured, starting quarterback.
“Trent Moore did a great job filling in at quarterback for the injured Dillon Lain,” Elliott said. “Trent is only a sophomore and he played very confident and made some nice passes and good decisions. He has worked very hard since the end of last summer in the weight room, during speed and agility workouts, running track and attending camps and workouts over the summer.
“Tate Van Dyne and Ethan Horton also played very well on offense and defense. Tate played with a lot of fire in the second half and made some big plays on defense and great blocks on offense. Ethan had a little extra to play for this week, having three cousins playing for Mormon Trail. He contributed on offense making some nice blocks and catching a couple passes. He was one of our leading tacklers on defense.”
Wayne (2-1) will head on the road for a tough contest against district opponent Murray, who is 3-1 so far this season.
“I am very pleased with our 48-0 second half performance,” Elliott said. “But, we have to learn how to play four quarters. We have to learn it very quickly as we are heading to Murray this Friday to play a very good football team.”
Wayne 50, Mormon Trail 6
WAY 2 0 28 20 — 50
MT 0 6 0 0 — 6
First Quarter
W — Safety, 7:29.
Second Quarter
MT — Jakob Horton 1 run (run failed), 1:25.
Third Quarter
W — Clayton Kiefer 3 run (Trent Moore pass to Trent Carpenter), 9:02.
W — Kiefer 25 run (pass failed), 5:57.
W — Kiefer 7 run (pass failed), 4:07.
W — Carpenter 28 run (Moore run), 0:00.
Fourth Quarter
W — Carpenter 40 pass from Moore (pass failed), 11:06.
W — Kiefer 38 run (pass failed), 9:24.
W — Kiefer 51 run (Moore to Ethan Horton pass), 5:12.
W MT
First downs 14 8
Total Net Yards 350 140
Rushes-yards 36-273 43-91
Passing 77 49
Punt Returns 3-13 0-0
Kickoff Returns 3-19 8-114
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 5-10-0 5-12-0
Sacked-Yards Lost 2-0 0-0
Punts 0-0 4-22.5
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-4
Penalties-Yards 5-52 6-57
Time of Possession 9:25 28:00
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING — Wayne, Clayton Kiefer 20-192, Trent Carpenter 5-76, Carson Kiefer 3-11, Ethan Horton 1-3, Trent Moore 7-(-9). Mormon Trail, Jakob Horton 22-38, Brett Leer 15-33, Joe Minnick 6-20.
PASSING — Wayne, Trent Moore 8-10-0-77. Mormon Trail, Leer 1-2-0-34, Horton 4-10-0-15.
RECEIVING — Wayne, Carpetner 2-56, Tyler Jamieson 1-9, Horton 1-9, Ca. Kiefer 1-3. Mormon Trail, Cale Hitt 1-34, Kelton Stansberry 3-10, Minnick 1-5.

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