West Branch Wins in the Warrior vs. Warrior Match-Up

West Branch defeats Everett 48-28, to get their first win of the season.


Image/Graphics by Brooklyn Myers

The players line up on the field for the Warrior vs. Warrior throw-down.

On Friday night, the West Branch Warriors defeated the hosting team, the Everett Warriors. It was a very high-scoring game with a final of 48-28. West Branch and Everett each started strong with a few successful drives and big defensive plays. Heading into halftime the score was 24-14, with West Branch pulling ahead. The momentum shifted throughout the game, but in the end, the Warriors pulled away with the win.

With West Branch’s kicker, Emma Bucha, still on the sidelines with an injury, the Warriors had to figure out new solutions. Instead of kicking the extra point, West Branch relied on the 2-point conversion. This strategy paid off for the Warriors: by the end of the game, they gained six more points from 2-point conversion attempts.

Many players had outstanding performances, including Coby Kephart and Craig Fluck both having an interception. Tyler Biggans had a total of 367 rushing yards on the night, and Wyatt Schwiderske had 166 yards. That means that the offensive line blocked for over 500+ rushing yards. Kyle Kolesar had all three completions for the team, with 53 yards.

West Branch is now ranked 9th in single A rankings with a 1-1 record. The Warriors hope to carry the momentum and get a win at their first home game on Friday when they face 0-2 North Star.