Log in Subscribe

Wayne at Healdton


Wayne travels to Healdton Friday night for a key District game and their playoff hopes still very much alive.

“I hope our kids understand that to get where we want to be this is a game we have to have,” said Wayne head coach Brandon Sharp.

The Bulldogs (2-5) need to win out in order to reach the playoffs and have Healdton, Dibble and Wynnewood remaining on their schedule.

The Healdton Bulldogs (1-6) are coached by Taner Richardson.

They will lean on their size as an advantage, according to Sharp.

“They’re extremely big up front and they are physical,” he said. “They have a quarterback who can run and they’ll use him like we’ve used some of our quarterbacks in the past few years. If we don’t get things figured out he can have a heyday on us.”

Healdton runs both the 4-3 and 4-4 defensive front.

“They’re still big up front and their linebackers do a good job of scraping,” Sharp said. “The quarterback plays safety and does a good job filling the alley. We have to sustain blocks Friday. We’ll have to take care of business and not turn the ball over.”

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.


Wayne fell to Ringling last Thursday, 43-7.

“They were as advertised,” Sharp said. “They do things right and they don’t make mistakes.”

Ringling (7-0) is the No. 1 or No. 2 team in the state, depending on polls.

Kaleb Madden scored Wayne’s lone touchdown on an 11-yard reception from Jaxon Dill.

Dill was good on the point-after attempt.

He finished the day 10-14 for 96 yards and a touchdown, plus 14 yards rushing.

Madden had five catches for 84 yards and a touchdown.

“We’re still a young football team with inexperienced guys,” Sharp said. “We’ll keep getting guys experience.”


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here