River View 19,
WARSAW, Ohio - It certainly wasn't a work of art but in the end it was a victory and that's all that matters to the River View football team.
The Black Bears overcame 12 penalties and three turnovers to claim a victory over Marietta 19-14 on homecoming night.
"I can't say enough about our defense," RV coach Josh Lahmers said.
"We repeatedly gave them the short field but our defense answered the bell every time."
The eventual game-winning score came with 1:54 left in the fourth quarter when Clay Holsclaw barrelled in from 2 yards out on a fourth-and-goal play.
"We had a lot of guys come through tonight," Lahmers said.
The game-winning score came four plays after John Brillhart had found Devin Smith on a 48-yard gain to set up the Bears at the Tigers' 10.
RV outgained Marietta 292-192 in the game with Brandon Adams and Holsclaw combining for 164 yards on the ground. Brillhart tossed for 111 yards on the night as well.
"John had a good ball game as did Seth," Lahmers said. "It goes without saying that Brandon and Clay were huge tonight especially with us having 2 new starters tonight on offense."
"With all that being said we still have to get better on both sides of the ball."
Wheeling Central 13
NEW MARTINSVILLE -Is there a new king in Class A?
Magnolia could claim there is after beating both Williamstown and Wheeling Central, the latter a 17-13 win on Friday night.
The Blue Eagles used the passing combination of Tyler Hanna to Stephen Rogalski four times for 101 yards and a score, added a 5 yard TD run by Drew Keller and a 31-yard field goal by Clemons Reitmayr to hand Wheeling Central its second loss of the season.
Keller rushed for 77 yards for the Eagles, who travel to Monroe Central next Friday.
Ritchie County 24,
Doddridge County 14
WEST UNION - The battle of LKC rivals went down to the wire here Friday night with Ritchie County finally sealing its third win of the season with 40 seconds left for a hard-fought 24-14 win over Doddridge County that leaves both teams at 3-2.
Ritchie got rushing TDs from Devin Jones, Dylan Frye and Alex Lipscomb as well as a field goal from Orlando Burgy.
Doddridge scored on a 79-yard TD pass from David Lipscomb to Jarrod Sandy and a 2-yard run by Wyatt Ford that cut Ritchie's lead to 17-14 with 6:34 to go.
Doddridge will be at Parkersburg Catholic on Friday while Ritchie County will entertain Ravenswood.
South Gallia 6
CROWN CITY, Ohio -Eastern unleashed its rushing attack here Friday night as the Eagles gained 625 yards on the ground and finished its 62-6 rout of visiting South Gallia with 705 yards of total offense.
Ethan Nottingham scored on three of his seven carries, accounting for 144 yards. Quarterback Joey Scowden rushed for a pair of scores and threw two others to Alex Amos.
Tyler Consolidated 49,
Calhoun County 24
MT. ZION -Tyler Consolidated exploded for 35 second-half points to seal its first win of the season here Friday night, a 49-24 triumph over Calhoun County in a Little Kanawha Conference contest.
The Silver Knights (1-4) got three TDs from Alex Doak, who rushes for 119 yards and also scored on a 92-yard kickoff return, as well as a pair of interception returns for scores by quarterback Hunter LeMasters.
Calhoun County (2-3) got a kickoff return TD of its own when Kirkland Allen returned the second half kickoff 81 yards.
Calhoun will entertain South Harrison next Friday while Tyler Consolidated is off until Oct. 5 when Oak Glen visits Kidwell.
Roane County 31,
Braxton County 6
SUMMERSVILLE -Hunter Bradley threw for 172 yards as Roane County recorded its third win here Friday night, a 31-6 Little Kanawha Conference triumph over Braxton County.
Bradley threw a pair of TD passes, kicked a field goal and four extra points as the Raiders finished the first half of the season 3-2. Braxton (2-3) got a 100-yard rushing effort from Jacob Yanero.
Roane visits Ripley next Friday while Braxton travels to South Harrison.
WATERFORD - Wahama scored the first 22 points of the game here Friday night and improved to 5-0 as the White Falcons picked up a 64-35 road win against Waterford.
Zach Wamsley had a pair of 76-yard TD runs in the opening quarter while Kane Roush scored four touchdowns, which included a 79-yard kickoff return, to lead the White Falcon attack. Roush finished with just five carries, but had 226 yards rushing and scored on runs of 6, 35 and 55 yards.
Brian Moore had 139 yards rushing on 24 attempts in the loss for the Wildcats (1-4) and scored a trio of touchdowns from 10, 11 and 11 yards out.
Fort Frye 27,
Monroe Central 0
BEVERLY - Streak? What streak.
After winning 25 straight games against Pioneer Valley Conference foes, the Monroe Central Seminoles found their football dominance come to a screeching halt at the hands of the Fort Frye Cadets in Beverly Friday night.
The Cadets used a dominant ground attack to keep the Seminoles on their heels, and Fort Frye never looked back as the Cadets took a 27-0 win over Monroe Central.