For the first round of the 2018 Iowa High School Football State Playoffs, the Bears made the two+ hour trek to Osage to take on the 7-2 district 3 champions in the Green Devils.
Coming into the game, Osage was averaging 460 yards and 38 points per game. The stout West Branch defense, however, held them to 247 yards and just 14 points in a blowout 56-14 victory.
Check out highlights, interviews, stats, and more from the game below.
West Branch will make a long trip again next week as they take on the defending state champs, Van Meter, in the quarterfinal round.
This interview with Coach Pedersen is brought to you by the Fulwider Agency.
Player of the Game
This week's Main Street Sweets Polar Bear of the Game is Tanner Lukavsky.
Uncommon Play of the Game
This week's Uncommon Play of the Game interview is with Beau Cornwell. This interview is brought to you by the Hoover Presidential Foundation.
Photos courtesy of the West Branch Times.
Beau Cornwell: 14/24, 269 yards, 3 TDs
Tanner Lukavsky: 12 rushes, 205 yards, 3 TDs
Beau Cornwell: 7 rushes, 8 yards, 2 TDs
Trey Eagle: 4 receptions, 84 yards, 1 TD
Brady Lukavsky: 2 receptions, 46 yards, 1 TD
Tanner Lukavsky: 3 receptions, 63 yards, 1 TD
Wyatt Goodale: 6.5 tackles
Tanner Lukavsky: 5 tackles
Drake Bloem: 2 sacks
Jeff Bowie: 1 sack
Cameron Howsare: 1 sack
Dayln Pedersen: 1 sack