By Amanda Ernst
MT. ORAB, Ohio – For the first 46 minutes, Devon Wood shredded Ross with his arm.
But the Western Brown quarterback Devon Wood used his legs to score the decisive touchdown in the final two minutes as the Broncos beat the Rams, 34-31 at Kibler Field on Friday.
Wood finished with 485 passing yards while Ross ran on nearly every play, totaling 370 ground rushing.
Ross running back Andrew Dunn opened the scoring with a 74-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Western Brown answered quickly with a 12-yard touchdown from Jared Haggerty to tie it at seven.
In the second quarter, the Rams again took the lead, this time on a run by John Kinkaid that made it 14-7. Western Brown's Nick Osbourne answered with a TD, but Ross took a 17-14 halftime lead on a field goal.
Dunn scored another touchdown to extend the Rams’ lead to 10 early in the second half.
Western Brown struggled with penalties in the third quarter but managed to cut the deficit to three on a touchdown reception by Christian Dawson.
The teams continued to trade scores until Wood’s decisive run gave Western Brown its first lead since the second quarter.
The Broncos defense was able to hold the Rams on their final possession, extended their record to 3-0.