Branch smothers South

CANTON –West Branch stormed past Canton South and remained undefeated with a 63-42 win on Friday.

Steven Marra scored a school record seven touchdowns for the Warriors breaking the previous mark of six set by Tom Hinton in 2001,

Marra was the workhorse as he rushed for 291 yards on 37 carries.

West Branch’s Nick Wilson and Jaxon Hendershott each had over 100 yards receiving in the road contest.

Warriors’ quarterback Dru DeShields also threw for 320 yards on 14 of 16 attempts.

Wilson tied the record for career touchdown receptions with 19. The last Warrior to accomplish that feat was Greg Sharp (1983-85).

West Branch’s offense totaled 672 yards, 352 rushing yards and 26 first downs.

Canton South’s Poochie Snyder tossed four touchdowns in the defeat.

Next week, the Warriors will host Howland.

West Branch is 5-0 and 2-0 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference. Canton South fell to 3-2 and 0-2 in the EBC.

W. BRANCH: 14-28-14- 7–63

C. SOUTH: 7-14-14-14–42


WB –Dru DeShields 7-yard run (Ben Tolson kick)

WB– DeShields 66 pass to Nick Wilson (Tolson kick)

CS– Poochie Snyder 2 pass to Akil Martin (Brady Knoll kick)

WB — Steven Marra 6-yard run (Tolson kick)

WB — Marra 13-yard run (Tolson kick)

CS — Snyder 21 pass to Tanner Pierce (Knoll kick)

WB — Marra 13-yard run (Tolson kick)

WB — Marra 4-yard run (Tolson kick)

CS — Snyder 21 pass to Caleb Lott (Knoll kick)

CS — Snyder 36 pass to Pierce (Knoll kick)

WB — Marra 2-yard run (Tolson kick)

WB — Marra 1-yard run (Tolson kick)

CS — Tre Wilson 73-interception return (Knoll kick)

CS — Snyder 23-yard run (Knoll kick)

WB — Marra 1-yard run (Tolson kick)



First downs 26 16

Total Yards 672 337

Rushes-yards 51-352 17-64

Passing 320 273

Comp-Att-Int 14-16-1 23-40-1

Punts 0-0 3-114

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-2

Penalties-Yards 7-33 4-20



RUSHING–West Branch, Steven Marra 37-291, 7TD; Dru DeShields 10-71, TD; Canton South, Tam Church 8-20, Poochie Snyder 9-44, TD

PASSING–West Branch, DeShields 14-16-1, TD, ; Canton South, Poochie Snyder 23-40-1, 4TD

RECEIVING–West Branch, Nick Wilson 4-112, TD, Jaxon Hendershott 7113, Jed Smith 1-3, Christian Martig 2-92, ; Canton South, Tavon Castle 3-23, Caleb Lott 6-50, TD, Akil Martin 4-44, TD, Tre Wilson 3-35, Tanner Pierce 4-77 2TD, Church 3-47.

INTERCEPTIONS–West Branch, Dru DeShields, ; Canton South, Tre Wilson.

FUMBLE RECOVERIES–Canton South, Travis Halsey, Tam Church.


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