After receiving the second half kickoff, PB's Dylan Johnson fumbled at the Colt 9. Stiltner scooped up the loose ball and scampered in to push the lead to 33-6 and essentially end any threat of a Colt comeback. Despite the error, Johnson finished with a game-high 145 yards rushing on 19 carries.
"We had guys in multiple positions who did an efficient enough job to get us to the second round," Wayne coach Tom Harmon said. "Cody's a playmaker, and he has a good understanding of the game. There's no substitute for being in battle, which is what some of our younger guys are used to now that we're 10 games into it."
The Pioneers (11-0) also received second-half touchdowns by Hodge, Brody Lunsford and Logan Queen.
For Philip Barbour, the game slipped away at two different points. The Stiltner fumble return squelched any momentum gained from Tinchnell and Johnson's scoring connection to close the first half, but the Colts missed out on a golden opportunity on their second offensive possession.
Trailing 6-0, the PB offense marched 73 yards from its own 14 to the Pioneer 13. However, the Colts fumbled on a first and 10, ending the early scoring threat.
PB put the ball on the ground eight times, losing only two fumbles. The wet and muddy ball was a direct result of the sloppy field conditions, a fact that was not lost on Harmon in the moments after the game.
"There's no offense in the world that can work without blocking. With no blocking, an offense will be ineffective. Certainly in these horrid conditions we had better be able to do it," Harmon said.