Roughriders advance to regional finals

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(Posted Nov. 15, 2021)

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

West Jefferson defeated Fairland 33-8 in Div. VI Region 23 semi-final playoff action in Chillicothe on Nov. 13. The Roughriders advance to regional final play against Beverly Fort Frye on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Logan Chieftain Stadium.

West Jefferson’s defense teams up to stop Fairland’s Steeler Leep. The defense held Fairland to 193 total yards offense for the victory.
West Jefferson’s Jarrett Simmons and Asher Wilson converge to force Fairland quarterback Payton Jackson into a bad pass. Simmons recorded seven tackles; Wilson led West Jefferson with nine tackles.
West Jefferson quarterback Tyler Buescher looks downfield for a receiver during the second quarter. The Roughriders scored a touchdown with 8 seconds remaining in the quarter to go up 19-8 at the half. Buescher completed nine of 17 passes for 131 yards and two touchdown passes.
West Jefferson running back Hayden Salyer finds a hole created by his offensive line. Salyer led all rushers with 153 yards on 26 attempts and scored two touchdowns.

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