We Beat Lone Star

Alex Cochran, Reporter

About two miles separate Lone Star and Wakeland, so the schools obviously have a geographic rivalry.  On the field though, it’s been very lopsided as Wakeland had never beat Lone Star.  That ended Friday night as the Wolverines dominated the Rangers 38-10 at the Ford Center. 

Wakeland found the end-zone first with a short pass from Brennan Myer to tight end Tripp Riordan. Lone Star came back as backup quarterback Bennett Fryman threw a pass to Arkansas commit Jaylon Braxton, and Braxton took it 62 yards to the house.  Lone Star kicked a field goal early in the second quarter for a 10-7 lead, but that is all they would score as the rest of the game was dominated by Wakeland. 

A Lone Star fumble led to a quick score for the Wolverines as Cooper Snyder took it in from 22 yards out.  Then right before halftime, the Wolverines got another big defensive play as Steel Littlejohn picked off Fryman as the Rangers were driving. Three plays later, Myer hit Hayden O’Neal on a 36-yard touchdown and a 21-10 lead at halftime. 

Lone Star couldn’t get anything going offensively in the second half with a couple of punts and 2 turnovers.  The Wolverines offense continued to be in rhythm with touchdowns from Snyder and Colby Perkes. 

When the dust settled the scoreboard read 38-10 and Wakeland’s losing streak was snapped in dominant fashion. Stand out players included Quarterback Brennan Myer as he played his best game of the season throwing for 277 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.  His main target was his tight end Tripp Riordan as he finished with 101 yards and 1 touchdown. “It was a crazy game”, Riordan said. “Everyone stepped up and had a big game”. Steel Littlejohn recorded four tackles, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and an interception. Littlejohn was recently named the Week 5 SportsDayHS Defensive Player of the Week.