Wayne ends its season in Keyser
Wayne made five trips inside the Keyser 20-yard line, but came away with only 8 points in falling 28-8 to the host Golden Tornado on Saturday afternoon.
Keyser (9-2) advances to the Class AA quarterfinals. The Golden Tornado will play at Bluefield next week.
The final game stats were closer than the scoreboard would indicate. Keyser outgained the Pioneers 308-290, and Wayne finished with more first downs.
However the difference truly was the hosts ability to finish drives, or to pop big plays to score.
Quarterback Ryan Shoemaker ran for 116 yards, including a 70-yard TD run in the second quarter. That run came after Reggie Redman caught a 3rd down pass that was deflected, making a diving grab for the first down.
The series followed Wayne’s opening drive, where quarterback Gunner Harmon was stopped on 4th and 2 at the Keyser 3-yard line, so close to the line to gain, the referee had to squat down to look to determine it was short of the chain on the measurement.
Redman also picked off a pass on the goal line when Wayne had driven to the Keyser 9 on the Pioneers’ second possession. Michael Bartram scored on a 20-yard screen pass in the second quarter, cutting Keyser’s lead to 14-8 at half. But Wayne was stopped again on the first drive after halftime on 4th and 2 at the Keyser 20.
Aaron Adkins ran for 70 yards on the loss for Wayne (8-3).
WAYNE 0 8 0 0-8
KEYSER 8 6 0 14-28
K-Allen 2 run (Biser pass from Shoemaker)
K-Shoemaker 70 run (pass failed)
W-Bartram 20 pass from Harmon (Adkins run)
K-Biser 3 run (Shoemaker run)
K-Redman 33 pass from Shoemaker (kick failed)
RUSHING-(K): Shoemaker 12-116, Clay 10-49, Biser 9-34, Allen 4-13, Perry 1-0, (W): Adkins 10-70, Bartram 13-51, Dean 6-28, Harmon 10-25, Chinn 2-24, Bowens 3-13, Perry 2-13, Owens 1-(-2).
PASSING-(K): Shoemaker 3-5-0, 64 yards; Clay 1-1-0, 34 yards. (W): Harmon 5-10-1, 68 yards.
RECEIVING-(K): Redman 4-96. (W): Dean 3-41, Bartram 1-20, Owens 1-7.