Clayton Howell threw five touchdown passes, three in the direction of Cade Marquez as the Waverly Tigers beat the Zane Trace Pioneers 42-0 Friday to move to 2-0 on the season.
Howell completed 78 percent (18-for-23) of his passes for 297 yards and the aforementioned five touchdowns. Howell and Marquez were on point throughout the night as seven of Howells completions found the hands of Marquez who finished the game with 118 yards and the three scores.
Howell and Marquez connected on the first two touchdowns of the night, a 54-yard bomb and a 19-yard strike. Howell then found Gilbert to close the first half, a 1-yard connection, before finding Marquez from 11 yards out to begin the third quarter. Howell’s last touchdown pass came in the third quarter, a 8-yard connection to Easton Wolf.
Drew Harris was the leading rusher for Waverly, amassing 82 yards on 12 attempts.
Waverly – Marquez 54 yd pass from Howell (Teeters kick), 2:15
Waverly — Marquez 19 yd pass from Howell (conversion failed), 8:58
Waverly — Tariq Gilbert 1 yd pass from Clayton Howell (conversion successful), 1:23
Waverly — Marquez 11 yd pass from Howell (Teeters kick), 8:54
Waverly — Wolf 8 yd pass from Howell (Teeters kick), 4:07
Waverly — Drew Kritzwiser 8 yd run (Teeters kick), 9:03
RUSHING — Zane Trace: Harris 13-42, Games 8-26, Palmer 7-20, Congrove 4-5, Rittenhouse 1-4, Place 1-2; Waverly: Harris 12-79, Kritzeiser 5-30, Howell 5-20, Payne 4-17, 1-3.
PASSING — Zane Trace: Harris 6-13-51; Waverly: Howell 18-23-297, Snodgrass 0-1.
RECEIVING — Zane Trace: Shanton 4-37, Waller 1-12, Pillow 1-2; Waverly: Marquez 7-118, Jordan 4-79, Wolf 2-40, T. Gilbert 2-25, F. Gilbert 1-25, Moore 1-14, Harris 1-(-4).
Zane Trace 1-1; Waverly 2-0.
Reach Chris Slone at 740-353-3101, ext 1930, or on Twitter @crslone.