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German Ruiz carrying the ball

Another Friday night and another win for the now 9-1 Wayne County Cardinal football team. They defeated a top 5 5A opponent Madison Southern 24-14. Lorenzo Linsey led the way with 2 passing TD’s (one to Aubrey Weaver, one to Brett Massengale) and 1 rushing TD. Riley Woods was on point, making 3 extra points and 1 FG. The Cardinal defense was anchored in once again, holding Southern’s offense to 7 points. With this win, the Cards remain #1 in class 4A and look forward to the playoffs now.

They will face Louisville Valley at home, Friday November 3rd at 7:30 for the first round of the state playoffs. Good luck to the Football team! Go Cards!


Seniors being honored

Senior Football players were recognized Friday night

Seniors being honored

Senior football players and their families


Wayne County JROTC Color Guard

Football players

Team Captains walk to centerfield

coin toss

Honorary Captain Nate Criswell at the coin toss


Coach Shawn Thompson and Honorary Captain Nate Criswell


Nate Criswell, the son of Amber and Jarrod Criswell, dressed up like Coach Shawn Thompson for career day at Bell


Friday night Mr. Joe M. Shearer was recognized for his dedication to Wayne County athletics and the school district. He has been a proud supporter, administrator, coordinator, parentm and fan for nearly 6 decades. Joe has been instrumental in building projects, administration of games, and many, many other things Wayne County. Thank you to Mr. Shearer for his contributions to our school.

Joe Martin Shearer

(L to R): Head Basketball Coach Rodney Woods, Joe Shearer, Athletic Director Kevin Jones, and Wayne County High School Principal Justin Alley

Joe and Carol

Joe and his wife Carroll

Football players

Kickoff team huddles pregame


Band performing at halftime

XTRA performance

Band performing their XTRA routine

XTRA performance

Band and Color Guard


Senior WR Grant Shoemaker pulls a defender for extra yardage


Senior QB Lorenzo Linsey fights for extra yardage


Senior RB German Ruiz finds daylight as Sebastian Hicks and Ethan Clark lead the way


Senior CB Lane Turner

Gang tackle

Cardinal defenders stop the ball carrier

Students record performance

Fans cheer during the halftime performance by the band

Tanner Thompson

Senior Class President Tanner Thompson shows his Cardinal pride

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