WEST LIBERTY – Reed Wehr scored seven touchdowns as Tri-Village rallied to defeat West Liberty-Salem, 50-29, in the second round of the Division VI, Region 24 football playoffs Friday night.
Wehr rushed for 190 yards and four touchdowns, caught a TD pass and returned two kickoffs for a touchdown.
Tri-Village scored early in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead.
The Tigers evened the score at 7-7 on Gabe McGill’s six-yard run later in the first quarter.
A safety late in the first quarter gave the Tigers a 9-7 lead.
In the second quarter, WL-S increased its lead to 16-7 on McGill’s four-yard run, but Tri-Village quickly responded with a Wehr kickoff return TD to cut the deficit to 16-15.
A McGill one-yard scoring run late in the second quarter made it 23-15 at the half.
Wehr scored on a kickoff return early in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 23-21.
The visitors then jumped out to a 29-23 lead, but the Tigers tied it moments later at 29-29 on Miles Hostetler’s 21-yard interception return.
Tri-Village responded with Wehr’s 52-yard touchdown run to make it 36-29.
Wehr scored on a 24-yard run late in the third quarter to give Tri-Village a 43-29 lead.
WL-S was driving late in the game, but Hostetler lost a fumble.
On the next play, Wehr scored on a 42-yard run to ice the contest.
Tri-Village (11-1) had 329 total yards compared to 331 for WL-S (10-2).