Here are Friday’s area football highlights:
Wayne drops 28-26 heartbreaker to Pierce – Wayne outplayed Pierce in the second half after getting down by 22 points, but their comeback effort fell just short as they dropped a 28-26 decision to the Bluejays Friday at Wayne State College. Beau Bowers hooked up with Caden Korth right before halftime to make it 21-6, and after Pierce scored to open the second half, Wayne dominated play and nearly pulled off the comeback. Tyler Pecena ran for a touchdown and Beau Bowers dove in for another while adding a touchdown pass to Ryan Jaixen in the comeback effort. The 2-4 Blue Devils will play at West Point-Beemer next week.
Wakefield dominates in homecoming win – Wakefield scored three touchdowns in the final 2:15 of the first half and rode that momentum to a 63-24 homecoming win over Hartington-Newcastle in action Friday at Eaton Field. Daniel Nuno and Noah Lamprecht both had big games, with Nuno rushing for 215 yards on 20 carries with three touchdowns and Lamprecht adding 160 yards on 14 tries with three touchdowns. Solomon Peitz also scored a pair of touchdowns and Isaac Camarena added a score as well. The 4-1 Trojans travel to 4-1 Creighton next week.
LCC outscored by Plainview – Laurel-Concord-Coleridge ran into a high-scoring buzzsaw Friday, as visiting Plainview ran up a 76-20 win over the Bears Friday. LCC will try to get back on track next week when they play at Hartington-Newcastle.
Allen fall on road at Randolph – The Allen Eagles dropped a tough district matchup on the road, losing to Randolph 54-14. The 2-3 Eagles will look to get back to the .500 mark next week with a matchup at Winside.