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Ironton advances, Vikings fall in playoffs

Ironton Fighting Tigers' running back Tres Wilks runs out of a tackle by a Coshocton defender during a 32-12 playoff romp Friday. (The Ironton Tribune / Tony Shotsky of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Ironton 32, Coshocton 12

Ironton used its ground game to pound out a 32-12 win over the Coshocton Redskins Friday at Tanks Memorial Stadium in the Division IV Region 15 quarterfinals.

Ironton (9-2) racked up 377 yards on the ground while limiting the Coshocton potent ground game to a mere 115 yards.

Tyler Hager had 86 yards on 12 carries, Brian Warner 83 yards on 17 tries, Trevor White 77 yads on seven rushes and Tres Wilks had 51 yards on 12 attempts with two touchdowns.

Redskins’ fullback Zach Shaw — who ran for more than 1,000 yards on the season — gained 30 yards on seven carries.

Coshocton (8-3) gained 51 yards in the fourth quarter against the Ironton second unit. Quarterback Brody Philabaum was just 3 of 11 passing for 4 yards and an interception.

The Fighting Tigers will play Sparta Highland next Friday in the regional semifinals at a site to be determined.

Malvern 48, Symmes Valley 28

WILLOW WOOD — Malvern quarterback Shawn Ball amassed 536 total yards to lead the Hornets to a 48-28 win over the Symmes Valley Vikings Friday in the Division VI Region 23 quarterfinals.

Ball threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns while running for 269 yards and four scores. The Hornets (8-3) had 566 total yards of offense.

Symmes Valley (9-2) trailed just 7-0 at the end of the first quarter but was outscored 27-7 in the second quarter.

The Vikings were led by Evan Herrell with 121 yards rushing on 15 carries and he also caught a pass for 30 yards and threw a pass for 10 yards. Quarterback Cody Myers ran for 79 yards and was 2 of 7 passing for 48 yards and a touchdown.