Stetson Simpson on top of the world after another great play at the Knox Central game. He and Barrett Hutchinson celebrate a touchdown. Simpson broke the school record for receiving yards at the game.
Lorenzo Linsey runs with the ball
Senior Cagen Wallace goes for first down yardage against Knox Central.
The Cardinal defense played tough in the win over Knox Central
Photos above by Wade Upchurch
Cardinals Victory Chant!
Cardinals shake hands with opponents at end of game
#11 Stetson Simpson and offensive players make last minute strategy
Coach Shawn Thompson guides defensive players
Wayne County Defensive Line
Ready for another kick by Riley Woods
Kick off Team
Cardinals run through the banner to play Knox Central
Cardinal Football Team ready to play
Cheerleaders and Pep Club hold the banner for the team to run through
Captains shake hands at start of football game with Knox Central on Oct 6
WC JROTC display the Garrison Flag at start of the game
The Cards have been on a mission since their only loss of the season to Boyle. They have torn through 5 straight opponents, averaging 44 points per game, holding opponents to just 12 points on average, and claiming the #2 spot in 4A. The past 2 wins were district games, versus Knox Central and Russell County. The Cardinals beat Knox 51-28, and defeated Russell County 45-8.
The matchup with Knox was not only a district matchup, but a top 10 battle. The game started closely contested, as both teams scored a touchdown. Score 7-7. However, Knox was no matchup for the Cards, as the Cardinals put up 44 unanswered points and buried the Panthers. The rushing attack for Wayne County was fantastic as 3 players rushed for over 70 yards. The big story in this win was Senior Stetson Simpson’s stat line. He set the school record for receiving yards, recording 6 receptions for 237 yards and 3 touchdowns! Congratulations to Stetson and the Cardinals!
The Cards were fired up for the Russell County game as well. Last season, the highly touted Cardinals were tested mightily by the Lakers. That was not the case this year. The offense got off to a slow start, but caught traction throughout the game. Senior RB German Ruiz had an awesome night running the ball. He rushed for 135 yards and 3 TD’s. Cagen Wallace and Lorenzo Linsey both scored a rushing touchdown, while Stetson Simpson caught the lone receiving touchdown from Linsey. Junior WR Aubrey Weaver led receivers with 8 receptions for 125 yards. The defense hung tough allowing 0 points. Kobe Brumley and Clay Shelton led the D with 11 tackles apiece. Bryce Howard snagged an interception as well. Fantastic team effort to bring home a comfortable win!
Wayne County will enjoy a week off, as they go into their open week. They play a solid Madison Southern team, at home, October 28th. This is the regular season finale, and Senior Night! Start time is 7:30 p.m.. Come out and support your Cards!
At the half of the Knox Central game, fall sports recognized
Volleyball……Currently the #2 seed in the district and will host the 48 th District Tournament on October 16 and 17 at the Rodney C Woods gymnasium. The Volley Cards are coached by Sandra Baker. Best of luck to the Volley Cards in post season play.
Lady Cardinals Soccer team under the first year direction of head coach David Wash. The Lady Cardinals will begin post season play on October 9 at Southwestern.
Boys Soccer Team under the first year direction of head coach Darran Vickery. The Boys Soccer team will begin post season play on October 10 at Southwestern. “Best of luck to both our girls’ and boys’ soccer teams in district tournament play.
Cross County- The Running Cards are coached by Kevin Jones. They will be participating in the prestigious Lexington Catholic Invitation at the KY Horse Park tomorrow morning. They will host the Regional Championships at Cave Lake Event Park on October 28. Best of luck to our Running Cards.
Golf just finished postseason play under the direction of first year Head Coach Stewart Gregory. Wayne County finished 3rd overall in regional competition at Crooked Creek Country Club in London, KY. Sophomore Kameron Gehring qualified individually for the State Championship in Bowling Green, KY. Sophomore Reese Sexton took top honors and was crowned the individual regional champion. The first Wayne County male to claim a golf regional championship. Congratulations to the golf team.