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LEAVITTSBURG, OH- The LaBrae Vikings got off to a rocky start, finding themselves down by three scores as they went to halftime. But boy, did they turn things around in the second half! LaBrae pulled off an amazing comeback to beat the Warriors 43-33, and let me tell you, it was an absolute classic.

At halftime, Brookfield was sitting pretty with a 26-7 lead. But LaBrae came alive in the third quarter. Davin Derry led the charge with a 2-yard touchdown run that got the Vikings rolling. Then, on Brookfield’s next drive, the Viking defense really turned up the heat. They pressured Josh Rankin, Brookfield’s quarterback, and forced him into a big mistake. Owen Meeks swooped in, intercepted Rankin’s pass, and dashed 45 yards for a touchdown. Talk about a game-changer!

Derry had a stellar performance. He bulldozed his way to three touchdowns and even pulled off an interception return. The guy knows how to make plays when the pressure’s on.

The fourth quarter? Well, that was all about the Vikings. They kicked things off with a slick touchdown run by Jay McGarry and even forced a safety on the following kickoff. After that, it was another trip to the endzone for LaBrae, with Derry punching it in from nine yards out.

Just when you thought he was done, Derry put the icing on the cake with an interception return for a touchdown.

On the other side of the field, one of the area’s top freshmen, Rico Smith was doing some heavy lifting for Brookfield. He powered his way to three touchdowns in the first half and ended the game with a total of four under his belt.

Brookfield, with a 3-4 record, is heading back home for a couple of weeks. First up, they’ve got a matchup against Campbell Memorial.

Meanwhile, LaBrae has bumped up to 4-3 this season after a tough start to the year.