WYNOT – Bruning-Davenport/Shickley used a dominant second quarter performance to race past Wynot 58-40 Tuesday in the Class D2 State Quarterfinal.
The game looked like it would be a close one early after Thomas Mick put BDS on the board with a four yard touchdown run but a 12 yard touchdown reception by Thomas Thingstad helped Wynot answer. The Eagles held just an 8-6 lead after one quarter.
But BDS came alive in the second quarter, outscoring the Blue Devils 36-6 in the period to take a 44-12 lead into halftime. They got a number of big plays, including a 49-yard touchdown run by John Christensen, a 60-yard touchdown pass from Christiansen to Garrett Schardt and a 30-yard pass from Christensen to Mick on a hail mary to end the half.
Christensen helped the Eagles extend the lead in the third quarter with an eight yard touchdown pass to Holden Stengel and a 66-yard strike to Caden Norder to make it 58-12 when the BDS starters left the game.
Wynot continued playing hard and scored 28 points against the BDS second team, but the Eagles were able to run out the clock for the victory.
Christensen led the way, throwing for 262 yards and five touchdowns while also rushing for 75 yards and two scores. Norder was his top receiver with 116 yards and a touchdown.
Wynot quarterback Landon Wieseler completed 28-of-44 passes for 270 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Thingstad had 12 catches for the Blue Devils for 115 yards and two scores. He also had a rushing touchdown, though the BDS defense held the 1,500 yard rusher to just 26 yards on the ground.
With the win BDS advances to the state semifinal for a second straight year. They will have a rematch with Falls City Sacred Heart, who scored in the closing seconds to beat Bloomfield 15-14. That game will be Monday in Shickley on Ol’ Red 99.5.