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BOARDMAN OH- West Branch trailed 19-6 midway through the third quarter and then scored 20 points to defeat Perry 26-19 in front of a large Warrior crowd.

West Branch will get a rematch with Youngstown Ursuline next Friday at a site TBA in the Regional Finals.

West Branch was lead on offense by Dru DeShields who rushed 17 times for 98 yards and passed for 218 yards. He had a rushing and passing touchdown. Steven Marra had 62 yards rushing on 19 carries with 1 touchdown. Jaxon Hendershott had 5 catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. Nick Wilson had 8 catches for 73 yards while Christian Martig had 4 catches for 55 yards.

The defense came up with some big stops in the second half and were lead by Michael Kanagy with 12 tackles, Ryan Irwin had 6 tackles and Greg Rockwell with a sack. Dru DeShields and Jaxon Hendershott had key interceptions stopping Perry drives on our side of the field.


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