The first round of the playoffs featured a showdown between the 7-3 Wayne County Cardinals and the 4-6 North Oldham Mustangs at Jewell Field.
The game got off to a fast start for the Cards, as they received the kick. Two plays into their first drive, sophomore Running Back Braedon Sloan took the direct snap 50 yards for six points. The Cardinal defense shutdown the Mustangs and took possession of the ball. Once again, it took two plays for the Wayne County offense to score. Sophomore Quarter Back Brody Weaver escaped a sack and beamed a pass to Aubrey Weaver for a 52-yard score.
The stingy defense of the home team forced a North Oldham punt and the Weaver brothers connected for another pass across the middle for a 34-yard touchdown. Before the half, Braedon Sloan would rush for two more touchdowns, and Brody Weaver would throw for two more. Standing tall, the defense gave up just six points for the half. The score at halftime was 45-6, Wayne County.
The only other score for either team would come from a pick-six by Freshman Linebacker Lee Shelton. Shelton leads the team with four interceptions this year. The final score was 52-6 with the Wayne County Cardinals on top.
The Cards will advance to play Franklin County on the road, this Friday. Good luck to the football team Friday night! Go Cards!
Wayne County quarterback Brody Weaver completed 10 of 13 passes for 214 yards against North Oldham
Coach Shawn Thompson discusses a play with the referee
Sophomore Braedon Sloan runs the ball down the field
Carson Simpson picked up yardage for the Cardinals Friday night
Photos by Wade Upchurch