WAYNE - The Wayne Pioneers added injury to insult Friday night at Pioneer Stadium, trampling the Ravenswood Red Devils, 57-6, in what turned out to be a mismatch of ranked Class AA teams. The two-time defending state champion Pioneers scored 38 unanswered points in the second half to blowout the Devils, some of who played tentative at best throughout the game.

Ravenswood was held to 39 net rushing yards on 38 carries by the Pioneers.
The lone bright spot in an otherwise dismal offensive performance for the Devils was junior tight end Isaac Crow who went up to snare a high Heath Burgess pass and then outraced the Pioneers for a 90-yard touchdown. Crow ended the night with three catches for 128 yards. Junior Thomas Sturm had three catches for 37 yards.
In the meantime, Wayne carried 39 times for 326 yards with five rushing touchdowns and added 64 passing yards and a TD.

Ravenswood had the Pioneers in third and long situations throughout the game, but continued to whiff on chances to get off the field as Wayne converted to keep drive going.

In addition to the game’s physicality, the Devils got little love from the officiating crew, who overlooked at least three consecutive helmet to helmet contact fouls by the Pioneer defense, but flagged Coach Mick Price for unsportsmanlike conduct for walking onto the playing field to check on the condition of junior Ben Johnson who had been injured by a helmet to helmet hit.

Wayne scored the first points of the game with 5:53 left in the opening quarter on a one-yard run by quarterback Grant Ferguson to cap a six-play, 43-yard drive. Andrew Stamper booted the PAT and Wayne led 7-0.
Nathan Spurlock scored his first TD of the night on a one-yard run with 8:10 left in the first half to cap a 15-play, 80 yard march. The PAT attempt was blocked and Wayne led 13-0.

Ravenswood elected to go for a fourth and 15 just inside Pioneer territory, and the failure to convert immediately bit the Devils. Wayne quickly marched 65 yards in six plays to score again with Spurlock capped the drive with another one-yard run with 1:32 left in the half. The run for two points was stopped short and Wayne led 19-0.
That’s when Crow tipped momentum to Ravenswood’s favor with his catch and runs for the 90 yard Devil TD with just 8. 2 seconds left on the first-half clock. Nathan Cunningham’s PAT looked to be good what was was ruled no good by the officials. Wayne took a 19-6 lead to the locker room at the half.

What momentum the Devils had tilted in their favor just before half-time evaporated on the second half kickoff as Pioneer Cody Stiltner gathered in Nathan Cunningham’s boot and raced 89 yards down the center of the field for a touchdown. Mason Hodge ran for the two-point conversion and Wayne led 27-6 just 11 seconds into the second half (11:49 third quarter).

Just over 90 seconds later, Stiltner hauled in a 26-yard TD pass from Ferguson to cap a four-play, 38-yard drive following a fumble recovery. Ferguson ran for the two-point conversion and the rout was on 35-6 with 10:10 left in the third quarter.

An interception set up the next Wayne TD. Steven Perry scored on a 29-yard run to cap a short two-play, 37-yard drive. The pass for two points failed and Wayne led 41-6 with 3:22 left in the third quarter.
Logan Queen scored on a 37-yard run with 9.8 seconds left in the third quarter and Kyler Atkins ran for the two-point conversion to end Wayne’s 30-point, third quarter outburst.

The Pioneers capped the game scoring with 4:56 left in the fourth quarter on a 38-yard run by Seth Napier. Josh Mitts ran for the two-point conversion.
Jon Crow was the top ground gainer for Ravenswood with one carry for 17 yards. Ben Johnson added three carries for nine yards; Jace Buckland-Hickman, one carry for eight yards; Alex Casto, four carries for eight yards; Rhys Jelich, five carries for seven yards; Austin Hileman, one carry for four yards; Hayden Mandrake, two carries for three yards; Preston Humphreys, one carry for one yard; Devon Crews, eight carries for minus four yards; Heath Burgess, 11 carries for minus six yards; and Thomas Sturm, one carry for minus eight yards. Ravenswood totaled 38 carries for a net 39 rushing yards.

Heath Burgess completed nine of 15 passes for 171 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Ravenswood totaled just 210 offensive yards.
Isaac Crow topped the Devil receivers with three catches for 128 yards and a TD. Thomas Sturm added three catches for 37 yards; Matt Peery, one catch for eight yards; Rhys Jelich, one catch for no gain; and Devon Crews, one catch for minus two yards.

Ravenswood drew three flags for 30 yards and totaled 12 first downs (five via rush, four via pass and three via penalty).

Isaac Crow punted three times with a 43.3-yard average. Nathan Cunningham kicked off twice with a 39.5-yard average.

Crews had two kickoff returns for 27 yards; Matt Peery, two for 20 yards; Hayden Mandrake, one for 16 yards; Nathan Withers, one for 15 yards; Austin Hileman, one for seven yards; and Rhys Jelich, one for no gain.

Nathan Spurlock led the Pioneer rushing attack with nine carries for 88 yards with two TDs. Grant Ferguson added nin carries for 58 t=yards and a TD; and Mason Hodge, 12 carries for 43 yards. Wayne rushed 39 times for 326 yards with five rushing touchdowns and added 64 passing yards and a TD for a total 390 offensive yards in the game.

The Pioneers drew seven flags for 65 yards and racked up 16 first downs (11 via rush, four via pass and one via penalty).

Defensively, Connor Jelich led the Devils with eight tackles. Heath Burgess had seven tackles and two pass breakups; Matt Starcher, six; Nathan Cunningham and Rhys Jelich, five each; Matt Peery (sack), Ben Johnson, Isaac Crow, Thomas Sturm and Hayden Mandrake, four each; Devon Crews, Austin Hileman, Nathan Withers, Dylan Radabaugh and Preston Humphreys, two each; and Corey Wratchford, Kyle Hickman, Jordan Saunders, Damien Caldwell and Roy Bush, one tackle each.

The Red Devils (2-1) must heal quickly, both physically and emotionally, with a trip to 3-0 Williamstown coming Friday. Like Wayne, the Yellow Jackets had a strategic open date prior to Ravenswood’s visit. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.