WILLIAMSPORT — Westfall wrapped up the regular season with a big win over Piketon that gave the Mustangs just enough to earn a spot in Week 11.
The Mustangs notched a 56-39 win over the Red Streaks which has them finishing fourth in the Scioto Valley Conference standings and gave them the 16th and final playoff spot in Division V’s Region 20.
The Mustangs will head to Germantown next Friday to battle Valley View. The Spartans had an unbeaten season going before falling to Waynesville Friday to finish with a 9-1 mark and held on to the No. 1 spot in the region.
The Mustangs (6-4, 4-3) got out to the early lead with a Cade Hall touchdown run in the first quarter.
The Red Streaks scored first in the second quarter, but Westfall answered with a pair of touchdown passes from Bryce Wickline (20 yards to Trent Walters and 56 yards to Jaden Towler). The Streaks broke a 99-yard run to make the score 21-12.
Wickline added a six-yard scoring run for Westfall and Piketon ended the half’s scoring with a six-yard TD pass which left the Mustangs up 28-18 at the half.
Piketon scored first in the second half to close to 28-24 but Wickline scored on a 61-yard run and then threw TD passes of 24 and 39 yards to Walters to put Westfall up 49-24 after three quarters.
Piketon scored twice in the fourth quarter sandwiched around a 15-yard TD run from Joey Wright.
The game saw just shy of a thousand yards of offense with Westfall running for 297 and passing for 229. Piketon ran for 358 and threw for 103.
Not only did Wickline throw for 229 on 11-15 passing, but he also led the team in rushing with 157 yards on 17 carries.
Wright ran for 126 yards on 19 carries.
Walters had four catches (three of them for touchdowns) for 110 yards. He also snagged a pair of interceptions — he has seven on the season.
Towler caught three balls for 99 yards.
The biggest stat of the game for the Mustangs was the zero in the turnover column.
“Every game we’ve won we’ve had zero turnovers and every game we’ve lost we’ve had more than two,” coach Logan Stepp told WKKJ’s Scoreboard Show. “We’ve got to protect the ball and when we do that, we’re a pretty good football team.”
On special teams, Carson Deskins had another 8-8 night on extra points.
Defensively, Tanner Scheel had another big night with 14 tackles which gives him 106.5 for the season.
The Mustangs will need to keep their offense on track when they head to Valley View.
The Spartans won their nine games by an average score of 47-13.
Aces finish up season with win at Liberty Union
BALTIMORE — Amanda-Clearcreek had a 9-0 lead at halftime and wrapped up the regular season with an 11-6 win over the Liberty Union.
It was the first league win of the season for the Aces.
The win by the Aces (7-3) created a three-way tie for sixth in the Mid-State League Buckeye Division with the Aces, the Lions and Circleville all finishing the season with a 1-6 record.
Tigers fall to Bloom-Carroll
CARROLL — Circleville came into Friday’s season finale shorthanded with several starters out because of injuries and when taking on a team the caliber of Bloom-Carroll, you need every hand.
While Circleville ran 39 plays to Bloom-Carroll’s 29 in the game, the Bulldogs put up 14 points in the first and had a 31-0 lead at the half.
BC added a touchdown and a safety in the second half.
Jacob Johnson got the start at quarterback and was 4-7 for 38 yards. Drew Thornsley had all four of those receptions.
Johnson ran the ball 16 times for 63 yards, Jude Blair ran 14 times for 57 yards and Ray Ezell had two carries for five yards.
Coupled with Logan Elm knocking off Hamilton Township, BC (8-2, 6-1) ended the regular season in a three-way tie for the Mid-State League Buckeye Division championship.
Circleville winds up the season at 1-9 and 1-6 in the league. The Tigers finish in a tie for sixth with Amanda-Clearcreek and Liberty Union.
Westfall 56, Piketon 39
By Quarters 1 2 3 4 F
Piketon 0 18 6 15 39
Westfall 7 21 21 7 56
WF — Cade Hall 2 run (Carson Deskins kick).
PK — 50 run (conversion failed).
WF — Trent Walters 20 pass from Bryce Wickline (Carson Deskins kick).
WF — Jaden Towler 56 pass from Bryce Wickline (Carson Deskins kick).
PK — 99 run (conversion failed).
WF — Bryce Wickline 6 run (Carson Deskins kick).
PK — 6 pass (conversion failed).
PK — 14 run (conversion failed).
WF — Bryce Wickline 61 run (Carson Deskins kick).
WF — Trent Walters 24 pass from Bryce Wickline (Carson Deskins kick).
WF — Trent Walters 39 pass from Bryce Wickline (Carson Deskins kick).
PK — 4 pass (passing PAT).
WF — Joey Wright 15 run (Carson Deskins kick).
PK — 60 pass (PAT kick).
First downs 20 22
Rushing yards 45-368 41-297
Passing yards 103 229
Comp.-Att.-Int 13-23-2 11-16-0
Total yards 471 526
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards 4-30 5-51
RUSHING – Westfall — Bryce Wickline 17-157, Joey Wright 19-126, Cade Hall 5-14.
PASSING – Westfall — Bryce Wickline 11-15-0-229. Trent Walters 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING – Westfall — Trent Walters 4-110, Jaden Towler 3-99, Cade Hall 4-20.