Regional champs!

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(Posted Nov. 21, 2021)

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

West Jefferson defeated Fort Frye 16-14 in Div. VI Region 23 action on Nov. 20 at Logan High School. With the win, the Roughriders captured the regional championship. They will play Coldwater at Piqua Alexander Stadium on Nov. 27 in the state semi-finals.

West Jefferson’s Garret Higgins and MJ Book converge to make the tackle on Fort Frye receiver Maeson Long after a pass completion. Higgins led the Roughriders with 11 tackles.
MJ Book hangs onto the pass in the end zone for a 30-yard touchdown completion to put West Jefferson up 13-7 with 1:18 left in the second quarter. Book led all receivers with 12 receptions for 198 yards.
Despite defensive pressure, West Jefferson quarterback Tyler Buescher stands in the pocket to deliver another pass for West Jefferson. Buescher completed 25 of 39 passes for 330 yards on the night.
Mason Cordetti keeps his eyes down as he kicks a 27-yard field goal to put the Roughriders ahead 16-14 with 9:15 left in the game. The Roughriders held on for the victory. Cordetti also hit one of two extra-point kicks.
The West Jefferson defense signals they have recovered a fumble to stop Fort Frye.
The West Jefferson Roughriders pose with their regional championship trophy after defeating Fort Frye 16-14.
The Roughriders celebrate after receiving the regional championship trophy.

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