Wallace's defesive coordinator, interim coach Mike Krumm, led the Chieftains into tonight's game against Lansing Sexton.
Some players remembered their coach tonight with his initials on their wristbands. The Big Reds are off to a great start - unbeaten at 4-0.
They went to junior running back Javon Wray up the middle for six, and a 12-0 lead over the Chieftains.
Okemos fought hard. Quarterback Grant Klaver fired deep to Kyle Krumm. He was in the clear and into the endzone. A 55-yard touchdown pass, and it was a 12-6 ballgame.
Sexton had a punishing defense, as the pass rush came by junior Rashon Wilborn, with a sack and loss of yards.
After the third quarter, a pre-designed tribute by the Okemos players to their coach who is no longer their coach. Instead of holding up four fingers signifying fourth quarter time, they held up three fingers to form a "w" in support of Jack Wallace. Players on the sideline were yelling, "do it for Coach Wallace."
The Chieftains could not get it done tonight, loosing 27-6. But they made both of their coaches proud. Sexton is now 5-0.