WAMEGO — The Wamego High football team repeated as regional champs thanks to Friday’s 34-7 win over Augusta.
The game started as a defensive scrum, with neither team scoring in the first period.
However, the Raider defense forced a quick turnover on downs to start the second, and converted on the opportunity when Hayden Oviatt took a 2-yard quarterback keeper into the end zone. Noah Ficke’s kick made the score at 7-0 with 9:50 on the timer.
Wamego (9-1) scored again six minutes later on a 15-yard Oviatt scamper, extending its lead to 14-0.
Augusta (6-4) answered back with its only touchdown on the night: a 19-yard run from Sebastian Flower. With the successful extra point, the visitors cut Wamego’s lead to 14-7 with 1:10 left in the half.
The Raiders made good use of that minute, taking four snaps to set up a 22-yard touchdown pass from Oviatt to Ledjor Rowden. Ficke’s kick gave Wamego a 21-7 lead at the break.
Wamego took the ball to start the second half and marched down the field for yet another Oviatt touchdown. The kick failed, but the Raiders still enjoyed a 27-7 lead, which they held through the third quarter.
The final score of the game came early in the fourth quarter, with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Oviatt to Hayden Johnson, who snagged the ball in the end zone. Ficke split the uprights to push the Red Raider lead to 27.
Wamego will host Andover Central (9-1) this week in the sectional round of the Class 4A playoffs. Central took down Towanda-Circle (6-4), 49-10, in its regional game.