PIKETON - Late in the second-quarter, a Tyler Tackett 20-yard touchdown run
had the Redstreaks up 21-6 with just over two-minutes remaining. Waverly
quarterback Derek Roback then led his Tigers on a drive that resulted in a Roback
to Shane Price touchdown toss to trim Piketon's lead to 21-12 at halftime.

That set the stage for the incredible second half that saw Piketon flirt with blowing
Waverly out on numerous occassions only to see the Tigers continue to hang within
striking distance. Finally, Piketon let the lead slip away as Waverly grabbed a
54-53 lead - its first lead of the game since leading 6-0 early in the first half - in the
final minutes of the game to complete one of the best finishes in recent memory.

The final four minutes unfolded like this. Piketon's Keiffer Reed broke loose for a
57 yard score with just under four minutes to play. Roback then led the Tigers on a
quick six-play scoring strike. On the pursuing possession, Waverly recorded on of
the few defensive stops of the night forcing Piketon to punt with just less than a
minute to play. Roback took the punt from his own 10 yard line and raced 90
yards for a touchdown.

Waverly had sturggled with its kicking game throughout the night, so Coach Rusty
Wright decided to go for two and the win. A Roback to Kevin Malone completion
complete the impossible comeback to give Waverly the win.

Piketon's Keiffer Reed rushed for 220  yards  on 17 carries and Tackett added
112, but the Piketon defense had no answer for Roback and the Waverly offense
in the second half. The Tigers posted 42 second-half points to escape with a
54-53 victory.
Friday night in Bainbridge the Paint Valley Bearcats opened its season
with 41-32 win over visiting Columbus West. In a game where the final
score doesn't quite show just how much Paint Valley was in control
throughout, senior Colton Morris exploded for 309 yards and three
scores on the ground to lead the black and gold. Senior Gage McFadden
also added 112 yards in two scores of his own.

Paint Valley's defense played well allowing just six first-half points. West
did score early in the third to trim Paint Valley's 15-6 halftime advantage
to 15-12, but that is when the Bearcats offense put the game away.

First, senior quarterback Matt Workman hit fellow senior Michael
Hamilton on a 31 yard scoring strike, and then it was Morris breaking
loose on scoring runs of 51 and 70 yards to break the game open.
Paint Valley's defense
recorded seven sacks in
Friday night's win
Adena wins in double-overtime
Barnes rushes for four scores
Senior running back Buddy Barnes rushed for 190 yards, four touchdowns, and two, two-point
conversions - including the game-winner in the second overtime - to help lift the two-shade blue to a
season-opening win. The game came down to a McClain two-point conversion attempt which would
have tied the game at 29, but the Adena defense was able to hold to hang on for the 29-27 win.
Zane Trace opens with win
Southeastern, Unioto, & Huntington all fall in Week 1
WF's 25-game regular season game
winning streak is snapped; Mustangs
will still enter SVC play with a
19-game SVC winning streak
Waverly QB

Derek Roback


417 yards

6 TDs
(one return TD)