West Branch re-writes record books in playoff win


BELOIT, Ohio (WKBN) – The West Branch Warriors have had a season to remember and their high-powered offense did not slow down in the opening round of the Division IV OHSAA high school football playoffs Friday night.

The Warriors broke a slew of team records en route to a 45-8 victory over CVCA.

Dru DeShields threw for three touchdowns and nearly 300 yards while rushing for another score in the win. He is now the single-season record holder for passing yards in a season at West Branch with 2,898.

Steven Marra had two rushing scores in the game while the team broke single-season records for first downs, points scored and total yards in a season.

West Branch (11-0) will now face Poland (8-3) in round two next week.

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