VIENNA – The Leetonia defeated Mathews to 33-16 Friday night.
The Bears were up 20-13 at halftime. Mathews used some trickery to cut into the lead. Facing a 4th and 18, the Mustangs called a fake punt, with Wyatt Ford running for the first down. That drive would lead to a field goal, making it a 20-16 game.
Leetonia drove all the way down the field on the ensuing drive, but facing 4th and 3 from the Mathews 4 yard line, the Mustangs defense made a stop for a turnover on downs.
But the Bears defense would force a punt from there.
On that ensuing drive, Colton Gudat woudl break loose on a 42 yard touchdown run, making it a 27-16 Leetonia lead.
The Bears would add another late TD, giving them the 33-16 win.