Wayne outscores Casey 74-42

October 17, 2004

LIBERTY - Casey County gave Wayne County plenty of chances to score, and the Cardinals took advantage of virtually every one of them as they rolled to a 74-42 win Friday.

Wayne (5-3, 2-1 district) amassed 428 yards and scored two touchdowns on returns to hand Casey (0-8, 0-3) its ninth straight loss.

The Cardinals scored 20 unanswered points to take a 27-7 halftime lead, then scored 47 points in the second half.

"It's not that Wayne was trying to run it up; it was just we gave them so many opportunities," Casey coach Andy Stephens said.

Wayne scored a touchdown on a 55-yard punt return and another on an interception return, returned a kickoff to the Casey 5-yard line to set up another score and got help on another scoring drive by a handful of Casey penalties.


The Rebels did their best to keep up in the second half, but they were outscored 19-13 in the third quarter and 28-22 in the fourth.

Casey outgained Wayne with its 460 yards, including 262 passing yards by Kyle Long who was 12-for-20. Brandon Raney had six catches for 140 yards, and Marcus Patterson had five for 103 yards.

The Rebels rushed 30 times for 198 yards, led by Raney with 120 yards on seven carries and Ricky Marrapodi with 67 yards on seven attempts.

Wayne rushed for 337 yards on 49 attempts and had 91 passing yards.

It was the most Casey had allowed since a 74-0 loss to Wayne in 1997.

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