Tuslaw's David Copperfield imitation was just good enough to mesmerize Loudonville in a 42-41 victory in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The Red Birds started on steady ground by forging a 21-14 lead over the Mustangs at the end of the first quarter.

Loudonville climbed on top in the first half and stayed there with a 28-14 lead at halftime.

The Mustangs broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 35-34 lead over the Red Birds.

The two squads shadow-boxed through an evenly-played 7-7 fourth quarter.

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