Struthers Wildcats vs. West Branch Warriors High School Football Game of the Week 2022


BELOIT, Ohio WKBN) – WKBN’s Game of the Week takes place this Friday from Beloit, where one of the West Branch’s most prolific offenses will be looking to soar again.

However, Struthers has won six games in a row and has beaten two teams (Jefferson and Girard) who are still in competition this weekend.

Something must give the opportunity to advance to the regional semi-finals.

High School Football Game of the Week
Friday, November 4, 2022
(Live broadcast on the WKBN app at 7 p.m.; delayed broadcast Friday at 10 p.m. on MyYTV)
Struthers (7-4) at West Branch (10-1)

You can watch the game of the week:
Live digital at 33.2
Armstrong Cable Channel 13 and 108
Comcast Cable Channel 3
Direct TV Channel 15
MyYTV – Spectrum Channel 997 or 1008

Division IV, Region 13 Playoff Bracket
Regional quarter-final (November 4)
Game 1: Struthers (7-4) at West Branch (10-1)
Game 2: Buchtel (6-4) at Northwest (8-3)
Game 3: Canton Sud (8-3) at Beaver Local (9-2)
Game 4: Jefferson (8-3) at Girard (8-3)
Regional semi-final (November 12)
Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 2
Game 6: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4
Regional Championship (November 19)
Remaining winners

2022 Team Stats
Scoring offense: West branch, 45.7; Struthers, 33.9
Defense Rating: Struthers, 19.4; West Branch, 20.0

Results 2022
Struthers (7-4)
Wildcats 49 Edgewood 14*
Wildcats 35 Poland 7
Wild cats 42 Girard 28
Wildcats 27 Niles 13
Wildcats 42 Jefferson 14
Wildcats 41 Lakeview 3
Hubbard 21 Wildcats 14
Southern Range 23 Wildcats 13
Streetsboro 42 Wildcats 41
Geneva 42 Wild cats 20
Wild cats 49 Saint Thomas Aquinas 6
* playoffs

West Branch (10-1)
Warriors 52 Land 20*
Warriors 48 Salem 38
Warriors 42 Carrollton 20
Warriors 42 Alliance 35
Warriors 53 Marlington 16
Warriors 57 Minerva 7
Warriors 48 Howland 15
Warriors 38 Ridgewood 14
Warriors 49 Revere 7
Warriors 43 Woodridge 13
Canfield 35 Warriors 31
* playoffs

Game Notes
-Struthers has won its last six games since the start of the season with a 1-4 record. Their four losses have come against teams that have all made the playoffs, including two teams still playing in Week 12 (Geneva and South Range).

–Struthers outscored Edgewood, 49-16, in the first round of the playoffs last Friday. The Wildcat offense gained 486 total offensive yards and the defense forced four turnovers. Struthers quarterback Alec Grzyb completed both of his passing attempts (for 48 yards) and led the team on the ground with 163 yards on eight carries. Tyler Sanchez also passed the 100-yard mark (103) and scored a pair of touchdowns.

-A week ago, the ‘Cats won their first postseason game since 2013 (loss Lakeview, 14-3).

-Struthers is making his fifth playoff appearance in the last seven years.

-In John Bayuk’s third season, his Wildcats won more games (seven) than they had won in his first two years (six) in charge of Struthers football.

–With their win over Salem two weeks ago, West Branch clinched their third consecutive Eastern Buckeye Conference championship. During that streak, the Warriors went 31-4.

Most wins in three years at West Branch
1992-94 – 32 wins
2020-22 – 31 wins
1993-95 – 30 wins
1990-92 – 29 wins

-West Branch have won 10 straight games since dropping in Week 1 to Canfield (35-31).
-In their Week 11 win, West Branch beat Field – 52-20 – behind big day Boston Mulinix (117 rushing yards) and Beau Alazaus (242 passing yards, five total touchdowns) among others .

-West Branch has now compiled back-to-back double-digit winning seasons for the first time since 1990-91 when coach Jim Laut’s Warrior teams won the Northeastern Buckeye Conference and qualified for the playoffs.


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