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West Delaware scores 2 late TD's to top Waverly-Shell Rock 20-13

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In class 3A, #7 Waverly-Shell Rock took an 8-1 record to Manchester to face a 7-2 West Delaware team that was the district 4 champion. 

Tonight's game between West Delaware and Waverly-Shell Rock matched two of the top defenses in the state and a rematch of last year's first round game.

West Delaware was yielding a little more than 10 points a game, while the Go-Hawks were giving up just over nine per contest.  There were some lighting issues to start the game, but they would eventually get some of them turned on and ready for play.

Early in the first, Mitchel Mangold made a nice grab with great concentration to get the Hawks down to the one.  But on the very next play, Jordan Bries coughed it up at the goal line and WSR jumped on it for the touchback.

They had another turnover when quarterback Nick Casey threw an ill-advised pass that was picked off by Braden Holmquist, who took it deep into West Delaware territory.  The Go Hawks, however, would not take advantage.

They would on their next drive though, as Luke Velky threw a strike over the middle to Holmquist, and he took it all the way for the score -- 52 yards.  The Go Hawks took the early lead 7-0.

Jordan Gayer made a great diving catch later in the second, but WSR would miss a field goal.

The Hawks got things going with the run game in the third, as Caleb Kehrli took the handoff for a first down.  Then, Kehrli would punch it in from a few yards out to tie it at 7-7.

In the third, Velky did it with his legs, scampering his way into the endzone on the rollout to make it 13-7 WSR.

West Delaware, however, would score two touchdowns with six minutes left in the game.  The game winner came on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Casey to Tyler Kelley.

The Hawks went on to win 20-13 in comeback fashion.

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