It was a tale of two halves for both Wynnewood and Wayne in week one. Both will look to put two halves together on Friday night as the Wayne Bulldogs and Wynnewood Savages square off in a homecoming battle.

Wynnewood had a great first half against Davis last week and led the highly rated Wolves 12-6 at the half. They played well in the second half for a while but couldn’t hold on in the end losing to the Wolves 42-12.

Wayne trailed Elmore City by 13 late in the fourth quarter before rallying for a one-point win.

Two similar offenses will square off against each other on Friday night. Both teams run a wide-open offense out of the spread.

“Wayne is going to spread it out, a lot like us,” head coach Jay Vermillion said.

“They are an outstanding football team and are well coached. They are very talented at the skill positions.”

One of those skill position players is junior Josh Barrett. Barrett had a big game last week against Elmore City. Barrett had a balanced game with good yardage on the ground and through the air.

“Barrett is a guy that we are going to have too keep an eye on,” Vermillion said. “He throws the ball really well and runs the ball equally as well.”

Barrett has several receivers to throw too and used four different receivers last week in the win.

“Up front, Wayne is not as big as what we faced last week against Davis,” he said. “We still have to win the battle in the trenches and control the line of scrimmage.”

Defensively, the Bulldogs gave up over 350 yards last week to the Badgers’ potent running game.

Wynnewood’s offensive attack revolves around their passing game but they do have some quality backs that can get the job done.

The two are pretty equal and the game will come down to a couple of factors.

“Whoever makes the least amount of mistakes and who executes the best will win the game,” Vermillion said.

Both teams will be looking to get a jump on the rest of the district with a win. The winner will have the upper hand in what will be a tight district race.

Kick off in Wayne is at 7:30 p.m.

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