Tri-Valley dominates Auburn to win Class 2A title

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Quarterback Peyton Roop ran for two touchdowns in leading unbeaten Tri-Valley dominated to a 41-8 victory over Auburn for the school’s first Class 2A championship.

The Vikings (14-0) held Auburn (10-4) to 178 yards while piling up 328 yards, all but 3 on the ground.

Roop, the son of coach Josh Roop, rushed for 137 yards on 19 carries and scored on runs of seven and four yards. His first score came with 33 seconds left in the first half. That followed touchdown runs by Jake Steiner, Hayden Long and Brock Danko of seven, four and 15 yards.

Tri-Valley senior Tom Kinsella’s 81-yard touchdown interception was the biggest defensive play. Kinsella avoided six opposing players as he weaved down the field to make it 34-0 midway through the third quarter.

Roop’s second touchdown in the third quarter made it 41-0.

Auburn averted a shutout with Ryan McLaughlin’s 5-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarte

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