ORRVILLE - LaBrae seemed to have things under control in the first half, especially starting the second quarter with a touchdown pass from Peyton Aldridge to Zack Miller.
But Orrville quarterback Drew Brenner found Stewart Turner on a quick 10-yard slant and quickly took off on the Red Riders' ensuing play from scrimmage - a 64-yard touchdown.
"No. 1 (Turner) was who surprised us with his speed factor, much faster than I thought," said LaBrae coach Bill Bohren of Turner, who had a game-high four catches for 138 yards and that score. "The deciding factor of the game was No. 1."
It was a sign of bad things to come for the Vikings in the second half of Saturday's 53-14 setback to Orrville in a Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinal game.
Orrville (7-4) takes on Creston Norwayne - which beat Brookfield 42-7 - next Saturday in a Region 13 semifinal.
"We just got beat by a much better football team," Bohren said. "We didn't play as well as we could and they played extremely well."
Dylan Tanner added a 26-yard field goal before halftime and Orrville held on to a 10-6 lead.
Aldridge was 9 of 16 for 144 yards with a touchdown and an interception at halftime - including a 49-yard strike to Matt Szorady, who had two catches for 62 yards to lead all Viking receivers.
Aldridge was 0 of 6 in the second half and the LaBrae offense as a whole didn't fare much better.
In fact, LaBrae (6-5) didn't get a first down in the second half until 4 minutes, 4 seconds left in the game on a Carl Brown 15-yard run. That led to the Vikings' only score of the second half, capped by Brown's 11-yard TD run with 2:12 remaining.
"We kind of got wore down in the third quarter a little bit," Bohren said. "They had great field position all through the third quarter. They're a fine football team. There's no taking away from it. They're good."
Orrville didn't waste any time in the third quarter. On its first drive, the Red Riders went six plays in 2:08, capped by Brenner's 21-yard run with 9:46 left in the quarter, giving Orrville a 17-6 lead.
After a LaBrae three-and-out, Turner returned a punt from the LaBrae 48 to the 7. From there, Mason Monheim went 7 yards for the score.
Orrville had two more scores in similar fashion in a 28-point third quarter.
Brenner was 8 of 15 for 220 yards and touchdown. He also ran 13 times for 83 yards.
"He's so dynamic. He puts pressure on the defense because of his feet," Orrville coach Doug Davault said. "What he's got is really good vision. He'll go out there and pick a target out. If he doesn't do that, he'll take off running.
"We could not have been more pleased with the way he played."
Orrville was pleased with the way it came out in the third quarter with a huge dose of Monheim, who had 11 carries for 86 yards and three touchdowns - all in the third quarter.
"When we came out after halftime, one of our goals was to go right at them," said Davault, who earned his 50th career victory Saturday. "When we did that, everything kind of opened up."
However, LaBrae's running game wasn't so open. Szorady, a 1,000-yard rusher, was limited to 39 yards on 16 carries, but Carl Brown led LaBrae with six carries for 51 yards - most of those yards came late in the fourth quarter.
Orrville held the Vikings to less than 100 yards for most of the game. LaBrae finished with 34 carries for 115 yards.
"We knew they wanted to run their power scheme and their G scheme," Davault said. "That was our goal all week was to take that away. To their credit, they had a nice little set up with that back out. They were comfortable with that.
"That's something we fixed at halftime and we made some nice adjustments and that was that."
Orrville made the state semifinals last year. Bohren thinks the Red Riders could make a return trip.
"I can see them going a long way," he said.