WAYNE — Wayne went into Friday night's game against Wynnewood expecting to win.
The Bulldogs, though, didn't expect to win in a wild, 47-42 shoot-out.
“I was expecting 14-10 or something like that,” Wayne quarterback Sam Martin said. “That just shows you how good these two offenses are.”
The win gave Wayne (8-1) its second consecutive District A-5 title. Wynnewood (8-1) will be the second seed in the district.
The loss likely means Wynnewood would have to face top-ranked Woodland in the second round if both teams advance.
“It definitely helps us out down the road,” Wayne offensive lineman Caleb Osborne said.
Wynnewood entered the game having given up just 40 points combined all season and having shut out its last four opponents.
But the Bulldogs used the strong running of Josh Way and Martin to score early and often.
Way ran for four touchdowns and scored another on an interception return. He finished with 155 yards on 28 carries.
Martin ran for 84 and a score.
“We worked hard this week,” Way said. “We made mistakes, but we kept improving. This week was important to us. We made history tonight to win back-to-back district titles.”
Wynnewood went into the game relying primarily on running back Trey Knowles for its offensive production, but the Savages attacked Wayne through the air right from the outset.
Three plays into the game, Jace Brown hit B.J. Morris for a 57-yard touchdown.
By the time the game was over, Brown had thrown for 312 yards and five touchdowns.
“It was a bit of a surprise, but we've had some problems at times with the pass,” Martin said. “Once they found something that they could take advantage of against us, it wasn't a surprise that they kept trying it.”
Wayne took the lead for good early in the fourth, when sophomore Louden Johnson — on just his second carry of the game — broke off a 36-yard touchdown run on third down.
“We we're working, we can put up 40 or 50 points a half on almost anybody,” Martin said. “And we showed how good we were on offense tonight against a pretty good defense.
“We've got four or five guys we can give it to and get big gains out of. It's not just Josh and I.”
After Way's second interception of the game, the Bulldogs went on a 13-play, six-plus minute drive the seemingly put the game away, 47-35.
But Wynnewood came back to cut the deficit to one touchdown with less than a minute left. The Savages' onside kick was recovered by Wayne, ending the threat.