High school football: No. 1 Wynnewood holds off No. 2 Wayne

The No. 1 Savages scored a defensive touchdown early in the fourth quarter and made it stick, beating No. 2 Wayne 35-34 on the road to solidify their place atop Class A.
by Ryan Aber Published: October 26, 2012
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photo - Wynnewood quarterback Jace Brown (15) throws against Wayne in high school Football on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 in Wayne, Okla.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Wynnewood quarterback Jace Brown (15) throws against Wayne in high school Football on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 in Wayne, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

— The battle of the top two teams in Class A lived up to the hype.

This time, it was Wynnewood that came out ahead.

The No. 1 Savages scored a defensive touchdown early in the fourth quarter and made it stick, beating No. 2 Wayne 35-34 on the road to solidify their place atop Class A.

“It's unbelievable,” Wynnewood quarterback Jace Brown said. “This sets up our playoff bracket nicely. But we've still got to take care of business next week.”

The win doesn't quite give Wynnewood the District A-5 title. The Savages will need to beat Wewoka next week at home to make that official.

But clearly this was the biggest stumbling block for either team during the regular season.

The game went back-and-forth with big offensive play after big offensive play for much of the first three quarters.

Each of the first seven touchdowns in the game came from at least 32 yards out with three coming from more than 50 yards.

At halftime, though, Wynnewood made a defensive adjustment that wound up going a long way toward giving the Savages the win.

“We didn't slow play their quarterback,” Wynnewood coach Brad O'Steen said. “We wanted to get to him and make him pitch it as quickly as possible.”

Early in the fourth quarter, Wayne got the ball at their own 10, leading by six.

But Wayne quarterback Sam Martin let go of the ball early on a pitch and the ball wound up in the end zone, where Tyler Keith was waiting to fall on it for a touchdown.


by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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