High school football: Waynesfield-Goshen rolls past Perry to remain undefeated

WAYNESFIELD — According to Waynesfield-Goshen head football coach Shane Wireman, it all starts on the defensive side of the ball.

However, the Waynesfield-Goshen offense usually puts the game out of reach.

In Friday’s Northwest Central Conference matchup at Waynesfield-Goshen, the Tigers’ defense forced four turnovers, while the offensive unit exploded for 436 yards, en route to a 50-7 shellacking of Perry.

With the victory, W-G moves to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the NWCC. Perry slips to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in conference play.

Perry registered just 168 offensive yards in Friday’s loss to W-G.

“We did a really nice job focusing on not giving up the big plays,” Wireman said. “We made sure we lined up right every time, defensively. And obviously, when you get 50 (points), you can’t complain about that. It was a nice overall performance as a team.”

W-G led 18-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers took a 38-0 lead into the halftime break. W-G’s lead ballooned to 50-0 by the third stop.

In the first half, W-G rolled up 293 offensive yards (151 passing, 142 rushing). Perry’s offensive unit recorded 94 first-half yards.

In the first half, W-G defensive back Dalton Jordan picked off three passes from Perry quarterback Hunter Scott (10 of 21 passing, 123 yards, 1 TD).

Jordan intercepted Scott on Perry’s second play of the game and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown.

“Defensively, that’s how we want to start a game,” Wireman said about Jordan’s interception on Perry’s first series of the night. “We want to play defense first, and see those guys get a turnover and get a quick score. Then, we get to play defense again. So, we did a good job of getting some turnovers, too. Again, he (Jordan) makes plays on both sides of the ball. He’s just a good player, all the way around.”

On the offensive side of the ball, Jordan caught three passes from quarterback Drew Breitigam for 47 yards.

Drew Breitigam got it done Friday with his arm and legs.

For the game, Breitigam was 9 of 20 passing for 237 yards and four TD passes. He had TD passes to Grant Breitigam (78 yards), Jordan (34 yards), Jace Kaufman (50 yards) and Devon Klenke (25 yards).

Drew Breitigam also rushed for 59 yards on five carries with TD runs of 14, and 39 yards. Grant Breitigam had 61 rushing yards on seven carries with a TD scamper of 25 yards for the Tigers.

“He’s a heck of a player,” Wireman said about Drew Breitigam. “Drew has been leading us now – the second year as the ‘guy’. He has played really well. I thought he did a good job tonight. We have to spread the ball around and make them respect everybody. … I think we did a nice job of that, all night.”

Carson Barnes led W-G with 68 rushing yards on seven carries.

For the game, Perry quarterback Hunter Scott was 10 of 21 passing for 123 yards. Scott connected with Kimari Glenn in the fourth quarter for a 43-yard touchdown pass for the Commodores’ only score on the night.

For the game, Glenn hauled in three passes for 60 yards.

“I thought, overall, it was a nice performance from our guys,” Wireman said. “They (the Commodores) had some good athletes that we were worried about. No. 10 (Jason Thomas) – we didn’t want him to go off on special teams. A couple times, he (Thomas) ended up with the ball, and we were holding our breath.”

Offensively, Thomas had just one catch for 35 yards.

Wireman is pleased at how his team has progressed this season. He also does not want his players to look ahead.

“There were some things we worked on during the week,” Wireman said. “We have some things we are working on, just for the postseason. We sprinkled some of those things in, tonight. I thought our kids executed it well.

“At 8-0, we don’t want to stub our toe; and we have to make sure we don’t look past anybody. We have a good team (next Friday) in Ridgedale (5-3, 4-3 NWCC). So, we know it’s going to be a good battle; and we have to play on the road. So, we’ll get ready for them.”

Game summary

Score by quarters:

Perry 0 0 0 7 – 7

Waynesfield-Goshen 18 20 12 0 – 50


W-G–Dalton Jordan 16 interception return (kick failed)

W-G–Grant Breitigam 78 pass from Drew Breitigam (kick failed)

W-G–Drew Breitigam 14 run (pass failed)

W-G – Grant Breitigam 25 run (kick failed)

W-G – Dalton Jordan 34 pass from Drew Breitigam (Lane Steinke kick)

W-G – Drew Breitigam 39 run (Lane Steinke kick)

W-G – Jace Kaufman 50 pass from Drew Breitigam (kick failed)

W-G – Devon Klenke 25 pass from Drew Breitigam (kick failed)

P – Kimari Glenn 43 pass from Hunter Scott (Conner Lynch kick)

Perry Waynesfield-Goshen

5 First downs 12

168 Total yardage 436

45 Rushing yardage 199

123 Passing yardage 237

10-21-3 Passing (Com-Att-Int) 9-22-0

1-1 Fumbles-Lost 1-0

4-32.0 Punts-Average 3-24.0

2-20 Penalties-Yards 4-35

Individual leaders:

Passing: Perry-Hunter Scott 10-21-123; W-G-Drew Breitigam 9-20-237.

Rushing: Perry-Alex Robertson 4-25; W-G-Carson Barnes 7-68.

Receiving: Perry- Kimari Glenn 3-60; W-G-Grant 1-78.