EA’s Ian Hedlund runs the ball down the field in the Wolves’ win against DeKalb Friday, September 20.

EA’s Trey Bowling plowed over two DeKalb defenders so that teammate Briacin Bywater could waltz right into the end zone for a touchdown in the Wolves’ win.

Wolves Gus Hurst, left, and Trey Bowling, right, help teammate Kaylin Merriweather, middle, take down a DeKalb Tiger in the EA win.

With the 50 to 22 victory over the DeKalb Tigers Friday, September 20, 2019, the East Atchison Wolves improved their record to 4-0 and moved to the top of the Missouri state ranking in football, according to MaxPreps.

The Wolves won the toss and elected to receive. Their first offensive series stalled out giving the Tigers a first and ten from their own 14 yard line. DeKalb’s second play from scrimmage Josh Smith jumped on a missed pitch giving the Wolves the ball on the Tiger two yard line. Two plays later Jake McEnaney ran in for the first score of the evening. The two point conversion was good with a pass from McEnaney to Kaylin Merriweather, putting the score EA 8, DeKalb 0.

The next scoring drive for the Wolves came late in the second quarter when Merriweather grabbed a Tiger pass out of the air for an interception. With the ball on the EA 26 yard line, McEnaney covered the last yard for the Wolves adding the second touchdown of the evening with 1:29 left in the first half. The two-point conversion failed, so the score was EA 14, DeKalb 0.

Forcing the Tigers to punt on their next series, EA had just enough time to score in the closing second of the first half on a pass to Briacin Bywater from McEnaney. The two-point conversion failed, so the first half ended with a score of EA 20, DeKalb 0.

The Tigers hit the score board first in the second half running the kick-off back for a touchdown. The two-point attempt was good making the score EA 20, DeKalb 8.

The Wolves answered back seven plays later when Gus Hurst hauled in a pass from McEnaney, Merriweather also caught the two-point conversion from McEnaney (11 for 17 passing on the night) to make the score EA 28, DeKalb 8.

EA’s defense forced another Tiger punt, giving the Wolves the ball on their own 37 yard line to start the next scoring drive. Josh Smith covered the last 19 yards with a pass from McEnaney. McEnaney also ran in the two-point conversion to make the score EA 34, DeKalb 8.

The Tigers scored on their next series, but failed to convert the two-point attempt. The score was EA 34, DeKalb 14.

The Wolves’ next score came when Merriweather recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Ian Hedlund ran the two-point conversion in to make the score EA 42, DeKalb 14.

Bywater scored the last touchdown of the evening for the Wolves, running 18 yards to pay dirt. McEnaney ran in the two-point conversion to bring the score to EA 50, DeKalb 14.

Showing their fight to the end, DeKalb scored the final touchdown of the game, capitalizing on the two-point conversion, making the final score EA 50, DeKalb 22.

This week the Wolves will take on their Atchison County rivals, the Rock Port Blue Jays, in Rock Port Friday, September 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Come out to support our local athletes!