Lansing Waverly football reaches 3-0 with win over Lansing Everett

DELTA TWP. − A few minutes after the Waverly football team extended its lead to 20 early in the second half, members of the student section began chanting “3-and-0.”

It had been two decades since the Warriors were able to have a 3-0 next to their name when it came to football.

But now Waverly finds herself in that position for the first time since 2002 after her 39-14 home win over Lansing Everett on Friday night in a CAAC Blue opener.

“It definitely means a lot,” said Waverly quarterback Ronnie Spencer, who had three touchdown runs. “We’re trying to achieve the goals we’ve set for the season, so it’s good to continue on the right track.”

The Warriors are off to a 3-0 start for the third time since 1964. With their latest win, Waverly surpassed his win total from last season and matched his 2021 conference win total. But first-year coach, DeYeya Jones was not satisfied with the way the Warriors played as they extended their winning streak.

Waverly's Jahi Wood celebrates her touchdown against Everett on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Waverly High School.

“I don’t like to be complacent,” Jones said. “I’m not going to sit here and lie to you. There was nothing I liked about the first half. I think in the second half we played our game a little bit, but we still have to improve. I can’t lie. I’m not satisfied with our performance from today”.

Warriors shake off a slow start

Waverly was plagued by special team bugs early on, leading to a slow start. Everett took a 6-0 lead on a Javari Funchess touchdown catch on the first play of the second quarter.

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The Warriors responded in the next series behind the running skills of Jahi Wood. Wood had the first of two rushing touchdowns to cap the series. That started a 33-point unanswered streak for Waverly.

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