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ADA – It was about as physical as it could possibly get.In the Lima Warriors’ second-round playoff game against the visiting Pittsburgh Pride, the Warriors survived a tough and physical second-half, en route to a thrilling 19-13 victory over Pittsburgh.With the victory, Lima (13-0) will advance to the conference championship game next Saturday at Ada. The Warriors will face the winner of Saturday’s game between the North Coast Vikings and the Cleveland Cobras. That game’s result was not available at press time.Lima’s victory on Saturday also marked its 19th consecutive win, tying the franchise record.The Warriors built a 19-6 lead by the halftime break. However, in the second half, the game became very physical. Pittsburgh linebacker Cameron Broadus was ejected from the game late in the third quarter when he assaulted two officials after a controversial call in the secondary.After the third-quarter chaos, the Pride continued to play the Warriors tough.For the game, Pittsburgh’s defense held Lima to 320 yards of total offense. Warriors quarterback Corey Minnfield was pressured all night long, completing 10-of-20 passes and was intercepted twice.Travis Lewis caught three of Minnfield’s passes for 76 yards, while teammate Ladonn Coleman hauled in three balls for 71 yards, including a 34-yard scoring strike in the first half.Chris Brooks led the Warriors in the rushing department, gaining 47 yards on four carries and a touchdown.Mike Macklin rushed for 38 yards on 14 carries and had a TD.Lima Warriors coach Rich Stotts said Pittsburgh came into Ada with a solid game plan.“They threw a little different wrinkle at us,” Stotts said. “They were overloading and we were not ready for the Wildcat (offense). We’ll go back and look at the game film and take a lot out of this.”

Warriors win physical affair
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