LaBrae fights back from 21 down to win the AAC Blue Tier outright

GIRARD, Ohio (WYTV) – LaBrae fought back from a 21-point deficit in the second quarter to win the AAC Blue Tier outright by defeating Girard, 48-42. The Vikings have now won six straight games to improve to 7-2.

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LaBrae’s quarterback Carlton Brown accounted for four total touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 passing). Brown tallied 93 yards passing (7-16) while he ran for 14 yards on only 5 carries. Arjay Oliver topped the 100-rushing yard mark for the first time this season as he ran for 158 yards on 22 attempts (TD). Oliver also caught a 19-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Girard compiled 418 yards of total offense; however, the Indians turned the ball over four times. Mark Waid completed 19 of 39 passes for 340 yards and 2 touchdowns. Waid rushed the ball 30 times for 61 yards. Jacob Maderitz caught 5 passes for 108 yards. Nicholas Malito caught 3 balls for 47 yards.

Scoring Chart
First Quarter
G – Mark Waid, 14-yard TD run (6:45, G 6-0)
G – Anthony Backus, 12-yard TD catch from Mark Waid (0:25, G 14-0)
Second Quarter
G – Kenny Walters, 5-yard TD run (10:13, G 21-0)
L – Arjay Oliver, 19-yard TD catch from Carlton Brown (6:57, G 21-7)
G – Mark Waid, 1-yard TD run (6:21, G 28-7)
L – Carlton Brown, 7-yard TD run (3:05, G 28-14)
L – Tariq Drake, interception return for a TD (2:34, G 28-20)
Third Quarter
L – Arjay Oliver, 27-yard TD run (5:11, G 28-27)
L – Carlton Brown, 1-yard TD run (2:10, L 35-28)
Fourth Quarter
L – Carlton Brown, 5-yard TD run (10:26, L 41-28)
G – Devin Wilson, 8-yard TD catch from Mark Waid (9:04, L 41-35)
L – Walton Allie, 86-yard kickoff return for TD (8:51, L 48-35)
G – Mark Waid, 7-yard TD catch from Nick Hall (4:07, L 48-42)
Final Score: LaBrae, 48-42

Both LaBrae and Girard will travel next week. The Vikings will play at Jefferson and Girard will be in Liberty for a matchup against the rival-Leopards.

Next week’s Opponent
Oct. 28 – at Jefferson, 7

Oct. 28 – at Liberty, 7