SENECA — The Reeds Spring Wolves and the Seneca Indians were both involved with high-scoring games in Week 1.
One would have suspected another offensive shootout in Week 2 when they played each other Friday night at Earl Campbell Stadium.
The Wolves denied the Indians that opportunity and came away with a 28-0 victory, dropping Seneca to 0-2 on the season.
Please keep in mind that Seneca lost all of two games last season during a 9-2 campaign. The Indians have been defeated in the first two weeks by Big 8 Conference newcomers Springfield Catholic and Reeds Spring.
Both teams were scoreless after one quarter Friday night, but the Wolves scored 14 in the second quarter and 14 more in the second half with six in the third and eight in the fourth.
Blake Gronvold hit J.T. Bayliff on a 21-yard scoring pass to start it all, then Gronvold added a 2-yard run as time expired in the first half.
Seth Stamps took a 21-yard pass from Bayliff for the only points in the third, then Matt Allision recovered a blocked punt in the end zone and Gronvold and Stamps connected on a conversion pass to put the stamp on a 28-point victory.
The Indians struggled offensively most of the night against the Wolves, punting on seven occasions. The Indians sniffed the scoreboard on their second possession before a fumble in the end zone zapped a potential lead.
Seneca, 0-2 on the season, meets Big 8 West rival Nevada in Week 3 in a battle of winless teams. The Tigers come off a 48-16 loss to last season’s Class 3 state runner-up Mount Vernon, who have picked up right where they left off from a deep playoff run.
Seneca and Nevada have played each other in recent seasons, before Nevada became a part of the expanded 14-school Big 8.
Seneca looks for its first win against the new Big 8 members.