WAYLAND — WACO ran through Tri-County like butter on Friday night in their final game of the season. The Warriors ended the year in style, taking down Tri-County 55-8.
They did it without quarterback Nik Coble, who went down with a lower body injury two weeks ago against Winfield-Mt. Union. WACO instead decided to just run the ball on every single offensive play.
The Warriors scored a whopping 42 points in the first quarter, including four touchdown runs from Horak. WACO led 42-0 after one period, 49-0 at halftime and 55-0 after three periods.
Tri-County’s only score of the game came in the fourth quarter. Brayden Monroe scored on a one-yard touchdown run and caught a two-point conversion.
Horak scored on four of his seven rushing attempts in the win. He finished the game with 219 yards on the ground. Hunter Donaldson ran for 51 yards and two touchdowns, and Drew Kissell ran for 33 yards.
Elijah McGohan led the defense with six total tackles. John Rice had two fumble recoveries in the game, and Nolan Eubanks had a fumble recovery of his own.
WACO finished the regular season 6-3 and ended 5-3 in one of the toughest Class 8-Man districts in the state. The Warriors ended the year in fourth place.