Waid, Girard pulling away from LaBrae

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Two of the Valley’s most prolific offenses battle it out in a matchup with playoff implications Friday night as LaBrae visits Girard.

The Vikings struck first with Walt Allie running it in from 39 yards with 2:12 remaining in the first quarter to give LaBrae a 7-0 lead.

Girard would tie the game with 4:26 remaining in the second quarter when Mark Waid connected with Marco Donatelli for a 16 yard touchdown. The score was set up by a muffed punt by LaBrae at the Girard 16 yard line.

The 7-7 score carried into the half.

With 6:51 remaining in the third quarter, LaBrae took back the lead, 14-7 when Kent Wolford connected with Aiden Stephens for a 26 yard score to cap a six play, 69 yard drive.

The lead was short-lived, however, as the Indians would tie the game three plays later. Waid’s 75 yard pass to Terrance Davis knotted it up at 14 all.

LaBrae would squander an opportunity to take the lead back at the end of the third quarter, missing a 22 yard field goal attempt.

Girard then took their first lead of the game with Waid and Davis connecting on another long touchdown, this time from 51 yards away with 11:30 remaining in the game to give the Indians a 21-14 lead to cap a six play, 80 yard drive.

The Vikings offense would score again, tying the game at 21-21 with a one yard touchdown by Wolford with 9:10 remaining in the game.

Waid ran it in from five yards out to give the Indians their second lead of the night, 28-21 with 7:43 to play, capping a six play, 52 yard drive.

Morgan Clardy’s five yard touchdown run extended the Indians lead to two scores (35-21) with 6:21 remaining. The touchdown was set up by a Nick Malito interception returned all the way to the Vikings’ five yard line.

Girard held off LaBrae on four plays inside their own 10 yard line on downs and took possession with just over three minutes to go with a two score lead.

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