WAYNESFIELD — 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.
“With the wet field conditions, we knew that we had to put points up right away,” 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-G’s Colton Miller scored on a three-yard run with 10:15 left in the first half to make the score 38-0.
Riverside’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 didn’t make it easy for the Tigers.
“We 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,” Spencer said. “We knew if we got early points that we’d stay ahead.”
W-G went with a smash-mouth attack and didn’t attempt a single pass.
“Waynesfield has a good ball team,” Riverside coach Johnny Graher said. “The 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.”
The Tigers won their fourth in a row and are now 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the Northwest Central Conference.