Both teams ranked in the top ten in Class 8A by the Associated Press. Waubonsie Valley’s defense will try to stop the one-two combo of Vittorio Tricase and Jace James.
The Warriors defense didn’t stop Tricase, only slowed him down when push came to shove. The senior running back went for over 240 rushing and accounted for all four of the Panthers touchdowns. James nearly put up 100 yards receiving as well.
But it’s not how you start, but how you finish, and Waubonsie finished its drives in the fourth quarter with touchdowns. Tanner Westwood connected with Eric Esch and Nate Ashford for a pair of 50+ yard touchdown catches in the fourth quarter. A two-point conversion grab by Chuck Robinson sealed the win for the Warriors, 29-28.
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