It wasn't pretty, gut-tough wins usually aren't, but Wheelersburg wasn't going for style points. A victory will do, and it was earned 28-23 over Minford in Ohio high school football action on November 9.

The Pirates put a bow on this victory with a strong fourth-quarter kick, outpointing the Falcons 14-13 in the last stanza.

Wheelersburg's offense darted to a 14-10 lead over Minford at the intermission.

Both teams were scoreless in the first and third quarters.

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