BELOIT, Ohio (WKBN) – Tied 20-20 late in the fourth quarter, West Branch scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes to survive a scare from Woodridge, 33-20, Friday night.
West Branch (10-1) entered the game as the #4 seed in the Division IV, Region 13 Playoffs with Woodridge seeded #13.
The Warriors advance to play #5 Streetsboro, who defeated #12 Beaver Local 41-20.
The Warriors jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter behind two Beau Alazaus touchdown passes (Jeremiah Thomas, Cooper Anderson).
But the Bulldogs put two scores of their own to give Woodridge a 14-13 lead after one.
Alazaus then found Joey Jackson to put the Warriors back in front, and took a 20-14 lead into halftime.
With the game tied at 20-20 in the fourth quarter with just over three minutes remaining, Thomas’ rushing touchdown gave the Warriors a six-point lead, but the extra point was no good. The Warriors added another score just a minute later to seal the game.
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