HUBER HEIGHTS — An explosive display of offense Saturday provided the Wayne Warriors with a much needed victory over the Trotwood-Madison Rams after suffering a losing streak of some very close games.
The Warriors front line dominated from start to finish scoring 11 times and the defense stepped up only giving up two shots on goal for the Rams.
The scoring started with a corner kick by Jadan Scarpelli that was deftly touched by Nate Johnson in front of the Rams keeper. Moments later Junior Mitchell Hawley then used a nice move in the box to set himself up for the second goal of the game. Nate Johnson then scored again on a chip shot clearing the keeper by just inches and settling in the top of the net. Only a few minutes later with a quick burst Johnson scored his 3rd goal of the game to give the Warriors a 4-0 lead early in the game.
The Warriors top defensive player Brandon Burkey moved up to the offense and finished on a great pass from Braden Kelly to score the 5th goal of the game showing his versatility. Senior tri-captain Cameron Picard got in on the action scoring his first goal of the season on a set-up from senior Evan Gehret. Gehret got another assist on goal seven setting up Brandon Burkey for his second goal on the day. The 8th score of the first half was scored again by Mitchell Hawley.
The second half was much of the same and the Warriors made all kinds of substitutions getting some players their first taste of varsity play. Mitchell Hawley scored his third goal of the game to give the Warriors a 9-0 lead.
Freshman keeper Ethan Picard entered the game and combined with senior Simon Oberkrom for the Warriors third shutout of the season. Oberkrom then came in on offense and scored his first career varsity goal on a shot off the post that gave the Warriors a 10-0 lead. The final goal was scored by freshman Justin Doan on a nice header into the empty net. Final score Wayne Warriors 11, Trotwood-Madison Rams 0. Wayne now moves to 3-4-1 overall and hits the road with four consecutive road games, three in the same week.
“We have three road games next week against Miamisburg, Tipp City, and Troy that if we play well we could win all three, and we could just as easily lose all three if we don’t,” said Wayne Coach Dennis Snider.
Brandon Burkey slamming ball in back of net on a pass from Braden Kelly (left).
Cameron Picard trying to get past Rams’ sliding defender Kwestion Ahmad and Treshan Darrell.
Evan Gehret beats the Rams Jamari Green to the ball.
Dustin Kmucha tries to beat Trotwood keeper Tyshawn Mallory to ball as pictured Chase Wynkoop (left) and Trotwood Jhim Forney look on.
Nick Riffle heads the ball through a crowd just wide of the net. Pictured is Rams’ keeper Tyshawn Mallory, Keyonne Greene (9) Shawn Forrester (4) and Donnie Baker (20) along with Wayne players Chase Wynkoop (10) Mitchell Hawley (9) and Owen Limberg (19).
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