The Archbishop Wood Vikings landed a spot in this Friday’s PIAA Class 6A state title game in Hershey, Pennsylvania as they ousted the Unionville Indians, the District 1 champions, 49-28.
The Vikings scored on four of their five possessions in the first half, including a fake punt run by junior Bill Cook, who gave Wood scoring advantage and got the touchdown a few plays later.
Wood kept the scoreboard at work as they finished the first half over the Indians 28-7.
As the second half was underway, the Indians had a rough start. A missed snap led to a fumble recovery and a touchdown by Vikings senior Bill Shaeffer.
Wood, the defending state champs, continued to dominate the game throughout the third quarter, which ended with a score of 42-7. The Indians tried to answer as the game was winding down, but they just could not gain enough momentum.
Wood senior running back Nasir Peoples finished the night with 148 rushing yards and four touchdowns, three of them were in the first half.
The Vikings will go back to Hershey and face the District 7 champions, the Gateway Gators. The Gators will enter this game, which starts at 7 p.m., with a 14-1 record on the season.