CLYDE, Ohio (WKBN) – South Range rolled past previously unbeaten Liberty Center, 35-0, in the Division V State Semifinal at Clyde High School on Friday night.
The Raiders advance to their first football state championship game, remaining perfect on the season with a record of 15-0.
South Range got on the scoreboard in the first quarter when Billy Skripac connected with Ayden Leon on a 60-yard touchdown pass, which gave the Raiders a 7-0 lead.
The Raiders added to their lead in the second quarter when Skripac found Shane Lindstrom on a 42-yard touchdown pass, which increased the lead to 14-0, South Range.
Later in the second quarter, Skripac called his own number, finding the end zone from one yard out, giving South Range a 21-0 lead.
South Range’s lead swelled to 28-0 when Skripac again hit Leon with an 8-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
Those two would connect on another touchdown pass with just under six minutes left in the game, giving South Range a 35-0 lead.
Liberty Center’s postseason run ends with a record of 14-1.
South Range improves to 15-0 and advances to face Ironton (15-0) in the Division V State Championship at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
The unbeaten Fighting Tigers knocked off Valley View 35-21 in the other Division V Regional Semifinal on Friday night.
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