Prep Football: Wonders’ season ends with 50-42 loss
The first playoff victory in Reagan history was memorable.
The second-seeded Raiders (11-1) outscored No. 15 seed A.L. Brown 50-42 in a first-round game in the 4A state playoff played in Pfafftown. It also was the first home playoff game in Reagan history.
Chandler Belk had 10 catches for 266 yards and three TDs for Reagan. The Raiders advance to play Central Piedmont Conference rival No. 7 North Davidson in the second round. Reagan beat North Davidson 28-20 in the regular season.
The Wonders finished 6-6, the first time since the 1970s they haven’t had a winning season, but they gave a valiant effort in their finale. Brown led 21-14 in the second quarter after two TD runs by Jayln Cagle and one by Casey Walker.
Reagan’s talented QB Jake Easter found Belk with a 79-yard pass play just before halftime to give Reagan a 24-21 lead at the break.
A 59-yard scoring by T.J. Griffin put Reagan ahead 30-21 in the third quarter, but Daveon Perry ran back Reagan’s kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown.
Easter, the reigning CPC Player of the Year, answered with a 10-yard scoring run to keep the Raiders in control.
Brylan Weaks and Walker scored TDs for the Wonders in the fourth quarter.
Easter threw for 320 yards and three TDs and had two rushing TDs. Reagan piled up 522 yards of offense.