WHEELING — Brandon Tucker broke or tied three state rushing records to lead Wheeling Central to a 35-20 win over Williamstown in the Class A final Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium.

Tucker ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns, setting Class A championship game marks for rushing touchdowns and tying records for total touchdowns and points. The junior’s 24 individual points tied the highest amount Williamstown allowed any team to score all season.

Two of Tucker’s touchdowns came in the second half, including a fourth and goal from the one-yard line that gave Wheeling Central a 35-20 lead with 7:13 remaining. His other scoring runs were 21, 47 and 59 yards. The 47-yard run put Wheeling Central ahead for good, 21-14 with 41 seconds left in the first half.

Williamstown pulled to within 21-20 on fullback Mike Goertler’s one-yard plunge, but place-kicker Russell Palm’s point after missed wide right.

Tucker, the game’s MVP, added the last scoring run three plays later on the next possession. That tied a state finals record for touchdown runs held by three other players, most recently Sistersville’s Jay Swisher in 1984. Tucker then set the record with a one-yard run with just more than seven minutes left.

That score tied the state Class A finals mark of four touchdowns of any sort set in 2000 by fellow Wheeling Central player Clayton Fitzsimmons. Tucker and Fitzsimmons share the mark for most points in a Class A final and Tucker became the third back in as many Super Six games to gain at least 200 yards. He finished the season with 20 touchdowns.

Chris Martin added 20 yards rushing for Wheeling Central and set a state Class A finals record with an 89-yard return for a touchdown with 6:07 left in the second quarter. It gave Wheeling Central a 14-7 lead and broke the 67-yard return for a touchdown by Bishop Donahue’s Steve Mele in 1979.

No. 15 Wheeling Central (10-4) is the lowest seeded team to win a state championship and scored 11 more points than any team Williamstown faced all season. Wheeling Central lost four of five games in the middle of the regular season, then won its final five games to win a fifth state title.

It is the first time Wheeling Central — in the finals for the fifth time in six years — has won consecutive state titles.

No. 1 Williamstown (13-1) owns a state-record 46-game winning streak in the regular season but has lost two title games and two semifinals in the last four years.

Tyler Lowers led Williamstown with 137 yards and two touchdowns. The team finals’ MVP averaged six yards per carry and was responsible for nearly half of Williamstown’s 283 yards of total offense.

Wheeling Central tallied 354 total yards. Quarterback Alex Peluchette completed three of five passes for 60 yards and intercepted Williamstown quarterback Brandon Roberts twice while playing defensive back.

Wheeling Central’s win is even more impressive because it started just four seniors, two each on offense and defense. The majority of Williamstown’s starters are seniors.

After a scoreless first quarter, the teams traded five scores in as many possessions a 35-point second period, the highest-scoring quarter in any finals game this season.

Tucker scored first on a 21-yard run to put Wheeling Central ahead 7-0. Williamstown answered with a 40-yard kickoff return that setup Lowers’ three-yard scoring rush to tie 7-7 with 6:21 left before the half.

Martin then split the Williamstown kickoff team for his record-setting run back.

Lowers and Tucker then scored on runs of 12 and 47 yards, respectively, as Wheeling Central took a 21-14 halftime lead.

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