“I just saw Sam passed it behind Louden Johnson and I was ready for it,” Keith said. “We've worked hard all summer and all year for this game. We've been looking forward to it so much. This was a whole lot better than last year.”
A season ago, Wayne beat Wynnewood 47-42 at home and wound up going on to win the school's first football state championship.
Wynnewood is hoping for a similar fate.
The Savages sealed the game with less than two minutes remaining when Trey Knowles gained six on fourth and three from the Wayne 18 to end any chance for a Bulldogs comeback.
“We were going to give it to our biggest back and run behind our best lineman, there was no doubt about that,” O'Steen said.
The results of that play, Knowles said, showed the difference between this year's Savages and the team that fell to the Bulldogs last year.
“This team sticks together more,” Knowles said. “We knew we were going to have to overcome some adversity tonight and we did that. Every time it got tough, we fought through it.”
Knowles ran for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Brown threw for two touchdowns, both more than 50 yards.