By: Trevor Shearer
The Wayne County Cardinal Football team wore thier camouflage jerseys for the first time in their season opener last Friday night. The Cardinals thrived on an early lead and didn't look back cruising to a 44-14 win.
The offense for the Cardinals was led by Senior Quarterback Tyler Guffey. Guffey found Wide Receiver Jason Perkins for two passing touchdowns along with two rushing touchdowns of his own. Perkins led the Cards in receiving with five catches for 107 yards. The leading rusher for the Cards was Running Back Junior Ruiz. Ruiz had 7 rushes for 53 yards.
Along with the strong offense, the defense did its job by holding Monroe County to 109 total yards of offense (92 rushing yards and 17 passing yards). To go with that stat, the Cardinal defense forced three turnovers. The two fumble recoveries were made by Seniors Ryan Corder and Junior Ruiz. The lone interception was made by Senior Alan Brown who ran it back for a 40 yard pick-six.
Although the dominant win was impressive, Monroe County has a lot of young talent coming up that the Falcons hope to use in the near future. The Cardinals hope to continue their momentum into this Saturday night's away game against the South Laurel Cardinals. Kickoff is at 8:00 p.m.
The Cards appreciated the big turn-out of fans, as well as student support from students,the band, JROTC, cheerleaders, and Wayne Co. Extension Service Cents For Soldiers Campaign. Those that attended the tailgate party raised $275.00 for the project which supports C-Battery.
Senior Alan Brown recieved an award for being the best defensive player during the game
Senior Jason Perkins recieved an award for being the best offensive player during the game
Team Captains: #12- Tyler Guffey, #40- Lance Humble, #22- Junior Ruiz, #1- Jason Perkins
The seniors were especially excited about the win Friday night