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WAYNESFIELD â€” The highly educated know that in the wild, the Tiger is the best swimmer among the feline class.
Waynesfield-Goshen proved that fact well with a 50-6 Homecoming win over the Riverside Pirates on Friday night in near monsoon conditions.
â€śWith the wet field conditions, we knew that we had to put points up right away,â€ť W-G coach Gary Spencer said.
Tigers running back Gabe Hennon put points up not even a minute into the game with a 48-yard run. He added two more in the first quarter and another 48-yard run with 11:53 in the second quarter.
By the end of the night, Hennon had four touchdowns on eight carries for 166 yards.
W-Gâ€™s Colton Miller scored on a three-yard run with 10:15 left in the first half to make the score 38-0.
Riversideâ€™s one and only touchdown came at the 1:09 mark in the second quarter on a 34-yard pass from Scott Shreve to Dallas Daniels.
Khory Kesler added another Tiger touchdown with a 60-yard run at 4:14 in the third quarter and scored again with 4:59 in the fourth quarter. Kesler ran the ball five times for 70 yard and two touchdowns.
The wet conditions didnâ€™t make it easy for the Tigers.
â€śWe knew we had to play good right away and once you get ahead in conditions like this, it gets better for the winning team and worse for the losing,â€ť Spencer said. â€śWe knew if we got early points that weâ€™d stay ahead.â€ť
W-G went with a smash-mouth attack and didnâ€™t attempt a single pass.
â€śWaynesfield has a good ball team,â€ť Riverside coach Johnny Graher said. â€śThe game was lost in the line of scrimmage but our kids tried hard and we need to rally around our group for the next ball game.â€ť
The Tigers won their fourth in a row and are now 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the Northwest Central Conference.