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Wayne suffers first loss against Twin Cedars

BUSSEY — The Wayne Community Falcons football squad recorded the worst loss they’ve experienced in eight-player play in Twin Cedars last Friday. Wayne lost 54-21.

“This was a very frustrating and disappointing loss to Twin Cedars,” Wayne head coach Bart Elliott said. “They are a good team, with a very good quarterback who has some talented receivers to get the ball to. Their type of offense is tough to prepare for, especially when they have several receivers they pass to. Our defense has to do a better job of adjusting to what formation the offense is running and do a much better job of getting pressure on the quarterback and covering receivers.”

Wayne and Twin Cedars were even in their rushing yards statistics. Twin Cedars recorded 219 yards on the ground while Wayne had 210.

However, Twin Cedars added 242 passing yards while Wayne was held to 65 yards through the air.

Wayne held a 7-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, Twin Cedars would take over the lead with a nine yard touchdown pass two minutes into the second quarter. They wouldn’t surrender the lead for the remainder of the contest as they cruised to a 54-21 victory.

“Our offense needs to play more consistent throughout the game,” Elliott said. “Several problems occurred because we didn’t have proper communications. This is something we have worked on and will continue to work on.”

Wayne (1-1) will travel to Mormon Trail on Friday.

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