By Chris Palmquist
WAYNE, Neb.—In a game delayed from Friday night due to a tornado that ravaged the east side of the town, Wayne improved to 4-2 with a win over West Point-Beemer, 21-13.
After a slow first drive, the Wildcats found their rhythm as quarterback Jalen Barry hit Jared Anderson in stride from deep in their own territory all the way to the Cadet 26-yard line.
On the next play, a Barry completion got Wayne to the nine and in striking distance.
On the third play of the drive, Barry faked a handoff and kept it himself on a bootleg, reaching the end zone untouched.
Even though it was just a football game, Blue Devils Head Coach Terry Beair said he hoped it was something that could distract Wayne from Friday's storm.
"We told the kids, ‘Hey, let's give them [Wayne residents] something to cheer about," Beair said. "Let's finish this story right."
Wayne is back in action on Friday night in Pierce against the Bluejays. The Blue Devils have not beaten their rivals since 1995.