Tri-West did nothing with its first possession, but the Bruins grinded out their next drive close enough for Thomas Tintera to kick a 35-yard field goal.
Tri-West was able answer West Lafayette’s third-quarter touchdown when Wesley Cook ran up the middle for a 5-yard score. However, the Bruins missed a big chance when Colton Jobe was stopped on fourth down at the Red Devil 1-yard line with 9:08 to play.
West Lafayette turned that stop into a 99-yard scoring drive, with Woodard’s second scoring run extending the lead to 26-9.
Tri-West got the final score when Jake Hendershot, who had 152 yards passing and 53 rushing, called his own number for the final two yards on fourth down with 3:12 to play, but it was not enough.
“We will grow from this,” Coll said. “We have some young guys and some guys in new positions. The kids played really hard, but this opens our eyes to things we need to get better at. We need to be more consistent.”