Colin Vandenberg

Colin Vandenberg, 4, cuts back for more yards on a successful fake punt behind the blocking of Noah Styskal, 25,  Matt Eilers, 70 and Justin White, 22 in the Sept. 25 game against Wayne. The play kept the Scouts' drive alive in the first quarter.

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Wayne used a first quarter offensive explosion to dominate the David City football team 48-7 on Sept. 15 at Butler County Memorial Field. The Blue Devils, ranked No. 5 in Class C1,  led the Scouts 26-0 after the first 12 minutes.

The Scouts suffered their fourth lopsided loss, but coach Cortney Couch said there were positives in the team’s effort.

After a rough start, David City put together a respectable three quarters of the game. The Scouts' lack of depth has posed challenges against some teams with decided size and depth advantages.

“I felt like our perseverance was a real positive for us, and it has been all year. We continued to fight long after the game was out of reach. I think that says a lot about our character,” David City coach Courtney Couch said.

Wayne quarterback Beau Bowers went 36 yards on a quarterback keeper for the first touchdown, but the extra point kick bounced off the goalpost, and Wayne led 6-0 with 9:49 left in the first.

On David City’s first possession, the Scouts drew up a little magic on fourth and 13 near midfield. Colin Vandenberg lined up to punt, but took the snap and ran around the right end 17 yards to the 27-yard line. The drive stalled when the Blue Devils sacked Scout quarterback Will Danielson on fourth and four at the 21-yard line.

A 66-yard run and a big kick return by Mason Lee set up two Juan Vergara touchdowns. His second score coming from 2 yards out with 5:13. Mason Lee scored on a 21 yard run with 2:13 to give Wayne the commanding 26-0 lead at the end of one.

Wayne wasted no time finding the end zone again. Beau Bowers connected with Ryan Jaixen for a 25-yard touchdown three minutes into the second quarter.

A goal line stand by David City on Wayne's next possession forced the Blue Devils to try a field goal from the Scouts’ four yard line. Vergara’s kick was blocked by David City's Josh Seibert.

The Scouts’ ensuing drive stalled, however, and the Blue Devils got the ball on the David City 22 after Casey Koenig blocked a Scout punt.  Jaixen hauled in his second touchdown pass from 5 yards out with 36 seconds in the half. At halftime Wayne led 40-0..

The 35-point rule kept the clock running for much of the second half, but David City briefly closed the margin when the Scouts scored on their first possession.  Will Danielson threw a 25-yard touchdown strike over the middle to Josh Seibert.

A Blake Bartos touchdown from 5 yards out with 1:46 in the third quarter put the Blue Devils back up 47-7. The score would stay that way after a scoreless fourth quarter.

David City (0-4) and moves on to play at C1. No.9 Wahoo on Sept. 22. The Warriors defeated Louisville 55-0 on Sept.

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