WACO football downs Danville
WAYLAND — The WACO football team claimed a lead early with a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and held on to the advantage for a 28-11 homecoming victory over Danville on Friday.
The Warriors got on the board with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Braden Blake to Isaac Black. The two-point conversion run failed, and the Warriors took a 6-0 lead with 3:53 left in the first quarter.
They would up that to a 14-0 lead just over two minutes later.
A penalty on Danville’s kick return put the Bears on their own 20 yard line. They lost two yards on a rushing attempt, and then threw two incomplete passes before trying to punt.
The snap was bad, and Danville turned it over on downs at their own 22-yard line.
Tucker Janecek, Bryce Achen and Braden Blake each picked up a couple yards on the ground before Cey Saeugling capped the drive with a 12-yard touchdown run with 1:24 left in the quarter.
The second and third quarters were scoreless, but both teams did some damage in the final quarter of the game.
Danville got on the board with a 31-yard field goal, but the Warriors stretched their lead to 22-3 with a 4-yard run by Janecek that capped a six-minute, 62-yard WACO drive. Blake threw to Joseph Mitchell for the two-point conversion.
Danville scored its only touchdown of the game with 4:13 left on an 86-yard kickoff return.
WACO came back with its last score of the game with just seven seconds to go in the game.
Janecek rushed for 30 yards to the 1-yard line and then ran into the end zone on the next play for a WACO touchdown.
On the night, WACO had 22 first downs — 20 rushing — to Danville’s nine. The Warriors ran for 338 net yards on the night, and allowed Danville only 56 yards on the ground.
Achen led WACO with 164 yards on 27 carries (6.1 yards per carry). Saeugling averaged a team-high 8.7 yards per carry, picking up 96 yards on 11 tries. Janecek had 89 yards on the ground on the night.
Blake was 4-of-7 passing for 56 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown.
Black had 48 yards receiving and Achen had eight.
Black and Janecek led the team with eight tackles each.
The Warriors are now 2-3 on the season and 2-1 in the district.
They play Lisbon on Friday.