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APEX — Wakefield’s football team had no trouble at Apex Friendship Saturday afternoon as the Wolverines torched the Patriots 41-14. Wakefield put up almost 400 total yards of offense with consistent scoring throughout the day.
Wakefield opened the game with a touchdown after quarterback Trexler Ivey scrambled in from 16 yards out. The extra point was no good, but the Wolverines held on to a 6-0 lead going into the second quarter.
Wakefield added two more touchdowns in the second quarter, one off an interception return and another off a 29-yard pass, and converted on a 2-point attempt to take a 21-0 lead at halftime. The Wolverines went up 34-0 in the third quarter after running back Jeremiah Boronse punched in his second rushing touchdown of the day.
Apex Friendship managed one touchdown in each of the final quarters, but Wakefield added another touchdown late in the game to make the final score 41-14.
Ivey finished the game with a perfect passer rating, completing 15 out of 18 pass attempts for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Juwan Bunch caught four passes for 79 yards with one touchdown and Walter Page hauled in four passes for 62 yards and the other touchdown.
Boronse charged his way through the Apex Friendship defense with 102 yards on 17 carries with the two scores. Wakefield’s defense picked off four passes and returned two of them for touchdowns. Samuel Johnson had one pick-six and Daniel Pavlic scored the other interception return.
One of the biggest stats of the game were the third-down conversions. Wakefield converted eight out of 11 third-down attempts while Apex Friendship was shut down with only four third-downs out of 11 attempts. The Wolverines had 17 first downs while the Patriots netted nine.
With the win, Wakefield has won two in a row to improve to 2-1 overall. The Wolverines will look to keep things rolling when they play Broughton at home Friday night at 7 p.m.