Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 18, 2019
- TIGERS: 28
GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL: 24
Waynesville (5-3) showed its resiliency on Friday with a come-from-behind 28-24 win over Glendale (4-4) on the road. Things could not have started worse for the Tigers, as they fell behind 16-0 midway through the first quarter.
First, the Falcons took an early 8-0 lead. Then, Glendale fought through the protection and blocked a Waynesville punt in the end zone for the safety, as the Falcons extended the lead, 10-0. On the Falcons’ next possession, they scored on a 39-yard touchdown, and were in control. And then the Tigers defense went to work. The Tigers front seven had had enough, as they dug their cleats into the turf, came off the ball, and found themselves pounding the Falcons’ QB and WRs like a jack hammer on the street.
With the defense crashing the backfield and showing discipline on gap assignments — especially on all of the slip screens, bubble screens, and slot screens being utilized by Glendale — it was time for special teams to go to work.
With one minute remaining in third quarter and still down two points, once again, the Tigers defense came up big, as Deron Anderson intercepted the Watts pass, and weaving down the field 70 yards to the Glendale 6-yard line. Lewis called his number again, going off-tackle left for the score, as the Tigers had their first lead of the night, 21-16.
With the team needing to move the chains at two separate occasions down the stretch, again, the Tigers were open to the challenge. With six minutes remaining, the Tigers arranged a nine-play drive, capping with Soph RB Eric Richardson’s 44-yard touchdown run on 4th down and 6. The Tigers defense forced another Glendale turnover six plays later, as SR DB Leroy Lane came up with the pass deflection on 4th down. As the Tigers looked to close out the win, they needed one more play as they were facing a 4th-and-5 from the Glendale 35-yard line. The Tigers called on Freshman RB Evander Bradford to seal the game. Bradford was briefly stopped in his tracks in the backfield, paused, and then busted through 7 Glendale defensive players and gained the first down.
Next up for the Tigers is a SR Night regular season finale as Waynesville (5-3) hosts the Parkview Vikings (1-7). Friday October 25, 7 pm kickoff.
Other Top Performers
Soph DL Jamarion Fane – 9 total tackles, 3 sacks, 5 QB hits
Fresh DL JaShawn Mabry-Lyles – 9 total tackles, 2 sacks, 5 QB hits
SR DB Deron Anderson – 8 total tackles, 1 INT, 3 pass break ups
SR LB Ian Williams – 8 total tackles, 2 sacks, 5 QB hits
SR DB Kevin Poinsette – 12 total tackles, 3 tackles for loss
JR QB Mike Lewis – 10/11 passing for 81 yds, 12 carries 64 yds 2 TDs
Soph RB Eric Richardson – 6 carries 41 yds 1 TD
SR WR Jaylen Andrews – 5 receptions 54 yds