ZOARVILLE -- Indian Valley High wrapped up their nine win regular season with a 46-18 rout of Principals Athletic Conference over host Tuscarawas Valley on Friday night.
With the victory, the Braves capture the PAC outright with a perfect 6-0 league mark, and 9-1 overall and look to be the fourth-seed and would host fifth-seeded Salem High in the Division IV Region 13 playoffs.
Before the Braves could turn their attention towards the playoffs, they had one more job to do on Friday. Indian Valley accomplished its goal by gaining 461 yards of total offense and not turning the ball over helped get that job done.
The first quarter was dominated by defense as neither team could quite put a drive together and they entered the second quarter in a scoreless tie.
The scoring drought came to an end just over three minutes into the second frame, as Indian Valley senior QB Brady Cotsmire sprinted 48 yards for the game's first score.
The Braves tacked on to the lead with junior Cory Carlisle adding a three-yard TD run and Cotsmire adding an eight yard rushing score to put the Braves up 20-0 heading into the locker room at halftime.
Indian Valley wasted no time to open the second half of play with Carlisle strolling into the end zone from seven yards out with just 31 seconds into the half.
Tuscarawas Valley (5-5 overall; 3-3 PAC) finally found the goal line with 8:47 to go in the third quarter, when Seth Johnson took a handoff 15 yards for the score, cutting the lead to 26-6.
The Braves added two more scores in the third period with Cotsmire reeling off for a 52-yard run and junior Brennon O'Conner galloping in from two yards out to extend the IV lead to 39-6 entering the fourth period.
Tusky Valley scored twice in the final quarter on a Jake Arrendale one-yard run and an Ethan Love 12-yard pass to Johnson, but Indian Valley's Mason McKeown separated those two scores with a 19-yard touchdown run of his own which was enough to handle the Trojans.
Cotsmire threw for 143 yards and ran for 188 yards to pace the Braves while Carlisle added 96 yards on 11 carries, while Ross Love hauled in five receptions for 143 receiving yards.
Leading the Trojans in defeat was Arrendale as he rushed 21 times for 201 yards on the ground.
Tusky Valley did garner 12 first downs to Indian Valley's 10 but the Braves enjoyed a 461 to 322 yards of total offense edge in the contest.
NEXT--Indian Valley hosts Salem in Division IV Region 13 playoff action on Saturday at 7 p.m.