High school football scores
West Branch 77, Minerva 0
BELOIT –West Branch’s record-breaking night got a surprise finish.
While the Warriors were beating Alliance 77-0 on Friday, Marlington upset Carrollton 35-28 to hand West Branch the outright Eastern Buckeye Conference title.
West Branch is 9-0 and 5-0 in the league, while Minerva fell to 0-9, 0-5.
Carrollton and Salem have two losses in the league and are tied for second with one week to play.
Steven Marra had five carries for 65 yards and three touchdowns for the winners as he set the school record for touchdowns in a season with 23. Trae Hiller (2015) previously held the record with 22.
Nick Wilson had eight catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns as he tied the West Branch record for touchdown catches in a season with 14. Tom Hinton (1998) also holds the mark.
Kicker Ben Tolson broke the school record for PATs in a season with 96. Scott Loudon (1989-91) previously held the mark.
Dru DeShields passed for 262 yards and three touchdowns on the night.
Jaxon Hendershott caught five balls for 112 yards and a touchdown.
Minerva was held to 22 yards total offense.
West Branch will travel to Salem next Saturday for the regular season finale.
MINERVA: 0- 0- 0-0– 0
WEST BRANCH: 42-14-21-0–77
WB–Jaxon Hendershott 64 pass from Dru DeShields (Ben Tolson kick)
WB–Nick Wilson 16 pass from DeShields (Ben Tolson kick)
WB–Steven Marra 34 run (Ben Tolson kick)
WB–Marra 4 run (Ben Tolson kick)
WB–Marra 13 run (Ben Tolson kick)
WB–Nick Wilson 4 pass from DeShields (Ben Tolson kick)
WB–Boston Mulinix 2 run (Ben Tolson kick)
WB–Michael Kanagy 35 pass from Beau Alazaus (Ben Tolson kick)
WB–Boston Mulinix 26 fumble return (Eliza Hirst kick)
WB–Joey Jackson 42 pass from Alazaus (Eliza Hirst kick)
WB–Trenton Stryffler 11 run (Eliza Hirst kick)
First downs 2 23
Total Yards 22 526
Rushes-yards 27-(-9) 26-187
Passing 31 339
Comp-Att-Int 2-12-2 21-27-0
Punts 9-27 0
Fumbles-Lost 6-1 0
Penalties-Yards 5-43 2-15
RUSHING–Minerva, Brayden Costea 6-20; West Branch, Steven Marra 5-65, Garin Harlan 6-78, Dru DeShields 2-21, Trenton Stryffeler 3-22.
PASSING–Minerva, Brayden Costea 2-10-31-2, Hunter Dietrich 0-2-0-0; West Branch, Dru DeShields 19-24-262-0, Beau Alazaus 2-3-77-0.
RECEIVING–Minerva, Dylan Phillips 2-31; West Branch, Nick Wilson 8-87, Jaxon Hendershott 5-112, Christian Martig 1-30, Cayden Coleman 3-19, Michael Kanagy 3-49, Joey Jackson 1-42.
INTERCEPTIONS–West Branch, Michael Kanagy 2.
FUMBLE RECOVERIES–West Branch, Boston Mulinix.
South Range 49, Lakeview 10
CORTLAND — After a 29-point second quarter, South Range could finally look ahead.
The Raiders disposed of winless Lakeview, 49-10, Friday to set up a long-awaited state-ranked showdown in the regular-season finale.
South Range, ranked second in Division V, will host Hubbard, ranked ninth in Division III, next Friday. Both teams are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the Northeast 8.
The Raiders trailed 3-0 until quarterback Billy Skripac’s 10-yard run gave the Raiders a 7-0 lead with 5 seconds left in the first quarter and they never looked back.
Skripac also threw for three touchdowns in the second quarter and finished 11-of-14 passing for 221 yards.
Dylan Dominguez added 129 yards and two touchdowns on nine rushes.
The Raiders led 35-10 at halftime after Shane Lindstrom, Ayden Leon and J.D. Crouse had touchdown catches and Dominguez added a scoring run.
South Range closed the scoring in the second half with a Dominguez 65-yard touchdown run and a Tyler Remish 6-yard touchdown run.
The Raiders had a balanced attack with 218 yards rushing and 221 yards passing.
Leon totaled five receptions for 113 yards.
Lakeview, which dropped to 0-9 and 0-6 in league play, will play at Jefferson Area next Friday.
SOUTH RANGE: 6-29-7-7–49
LAKEVIEW: 3- 7-0-0–10
LV–Ownen Vlk 31 field goal
SR–Billy Skripac 1 run (Luke Starkey kick)
SR–Shane Lindstrom 55 pass from Billy Skripac (Luke Starkey kick)
SR–Ayden Leon 38 pass from Billy Skripac (Luke Starkey kick)
SR–Dylan Dominguez 19 run (Luke Starkey kick)
LV–Hayden Bartram 20 pass from Nate Fox (Ownen Vlk kick)
SR–J.D. Crouse 7 pass from Billy Skripac (Luke Starkey kick)
SR–Dylan Dominguez 65 run (Luke Starkey kick)
SR–Tyler Remish 6 run (Luke Starkey kick)
First downs 20 9
Total Yards 439 136
Rushes-yards 27-218 27-81
Passing 221 55
Comp-Att-Int 11-14-0 9-19-0
Punts 0 5-24.6
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0
Penalties-Yards 4-35 3-20
RUSHING–South Range, Dylan Dominguez 9-129, Conner Jones 4-41, Jake Starkey 2-24, Billy Skripac 6-8, Tyler Remish 1-6, Shane Lindstrom 1-4, Ethan Zinz 1-4, Cory Penick 3-2; Lakeview, Nate Fox 11-39, Colton Maiorca 9-26, Damien Natali 3-8, Luke Canzonetta 2-7, Hayden Bartram 2-1.
PASSING–South Range, Billy Skripac 11-14-221-0; Lakeview, Nate Fox 9-19-55-1.
RECEIVING–South Range, Ayden Leon 5-113, Shane Lindstrom 2-59, J.D. Crouse 2-15, Jake Starkey 1-21, Conner Jones 1-13; Lakeview, Gavin Mauger 4-27, Andrew McRoberts 3-8, Hayden Bartram 1-20, Colton Maiorca 1-0.