ORWELL, Ohio (WKBN) – LaBrae, making their first trip back to the post-season in four years, rolled to a 42-7 victory over the home standing Grand Valley tonight. With the win, the Vikings won their first playoff game since 1983.
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Keevon Harris stole the show as he ran for 287 yards on the ground on just 13 carries. He also caught a pair of passes for 80 yards (TD). Harris set the school’s all-time single season record. Carlton Brown completed 5 of 12 for 102 yards (2 TDs). Arjay Oliver, who caught a touchdown, also ran for 122 yards on 7 attempts. For the game, LaBrae outgained Grand Valley 516 to 160 in total yards. The Vikings ran for 414 yards as a team.
LaBrae’s Harris opened the scoring with a 57-yard touchdown catch to take the early lead on the home standing Grand Valley Mustangs, 7-0. Once again, the Vikings’ offense answered the bell again as Oliver dashed 70-yards into the endzone to extend the Viking lead (14-0). To finish off the first quarter scoring, Harris ran 11-yards and then #4 used his speed to race 95-yards to take a 28-0 lead.
To begin the second half (first play from scrimmage), Harris scored his fourth touchdown on a 88-yard dash to take a 35-7 lead. With 7:35 left in the contest, Brown and Oliver connected on a 19-yard touchdown to extend the LaBrae advantage to 42-7.
LaBrae 42 Grand Valley 7
L – Keevon Harris, 57-yard TD catch from Carlton Brown (L 7-0)
L – Arjay Oliver, 70-yard TD run (L 14-0)
L – Keevon Harris, 11-yard TD run (L 21-0)
L – Keevon Harris, 95-yard TD run (L 28-0)
G – Austyn Spoon, 2-yard TD run (L 28-7)
L – Keevon Harris, 88-yard TD run (L 35-7)
L – Arjay Oliver, 19-yard TD catch from Carlton Brown (L 42-7)
Next week, the Vikings will play Crestview in the Regional Semifinal.