The Wayland Wildcats had fallen on hard times in the past two weeks, watching their record slip to 2-2. This week, they took on winless Kenowa Hills. The Wildcats took the opportunity to rebound and get back on the winning path, a 34-19 game.

Kenowa Hills scored first, as Jack Zegunis carried the football four yards for a score. Terry Sylvester responded for Wayland with a pair of scores. First, Sylvester carried the football two yards for a score. Next, he scooped up a loose fumble and raced 60 yards for a touchdown. This gave the Wildcats a 14-6 lead.

Kenowa Hills scored the final touchdown of the second quarter, as Andrew Bradley found Nolan Thayer on a 26-yard passing play. At halftime, it was 14-13 in favor of Wayland.

The Wildcats would end this game on a 20-6 run to close out the victory. First, Dustin Loomans kept the football for a 7-yard carry. He followed that up with a 66-yard sprint to the end zone. Loomans’ third touchdown, in the fourth quarter, was a 16-yard carry. Sandwiched in there was a 3-yard keeper from Andrew Bradley.

Dustin Loomans had 147 rushing yards on 15 carries for Wayland. The signal-caller was vital to the Wildcats’ ability to earn their third win of the season.

In Week 6, Wayland (3-2) will take on Ottawa Hills. Kenowa Hills (0-5) will continue their search for the first win of the year against Cedar Springs.