MIDVALE -- Visiting Wooster Triway moved atop the Principals' Athletic Conference standings with a 34-27 victory over Indian Valley on Friday.
The visitors got the game-winner on a three-yard run by quarterback Parker Carmichael with 5:32 remaining, just two minutes after the Braves had tied the score.
Triway (8-0, 5-0 PAC) then intercepted a halfback option pass on Indian Valley's ensuing possession to secure the victory.
Triway got on the scoreboard first via a two-yard touchdown run by Carmichael with 9:20 remaining in the first quarter, with Timmy Ritchey adding the point-after kick for a 7-0 lead.
The visitors made it 14-0 at the 6:42 mark of the opening round when Carmichael hit Troy Haden with an eight-yard TD toss, wiht Ritchey again adding the conversion boot.
Indian Valley cut the lead in half on a 22-yard TD pass from QB Caden McGuire to Ross Love, followed by Love's point-after kick which brought the Braves within 14-7.
A 44-yard TD pass from Carmichael to Logan Garrett with 2:16 remaining in the half extended Triway's leaad to 21-7 following Ritchey's PAT.
The Braves pulled within 21-14 with 6:23 to play in the third round on a 49-yard TD jaunt by Brady Cotsmire, with Love kicking the point-after, but Carmichael tallied on a nine-yard run at the 4:03 mark to give Triway a 27-14 upperhand.
McGuire and Love teamed up again for the Braves, this time for a 75-yard scoring strike which cut the lead to seven again at 27-20.
IV's Jake Davis pulled his team even at 27-all with a six-yard TD run couple with Love's extra-point with 7:33 to play, but Triway pulled it out with Carmichael's score two minutes later.
Triway finished with 410 total yards including 361 passing and 73 rushing. Carmichael was 35-of-49 through the air with two TDs and three interceptions, with his favorite targets being Jarrett (8-100 yards) and Jordan Miller (8-93 yards). Carmichael also had nine rushes for 68 yards.
The winners had 19 first downs; did not fumble and had 12 penalties for 95 yards.
Indian Valley collected 398 total yards, with 295 on the ground and 103 through the air. Davis gained 179 yards on 31 attempts, pushing his career total to 6,432 yards which moves him all the way to 10th on the all-time OHSAA career rushing yardage list. McGuire was 5-of-13 passing with two TDs, with Love on the receiving end of three aerials for 102 yards and both scores.
The Braves had 14 first downs; did not fumble and were flagged nine times for 88 yards.
NEXT--Indian Valley travels to Navarre to take on Fairless on Friday at 7 p.m.