Warren 28, Portsmouth 14
PORTSMOUTH -Austin Kuhn set a Warren school record here Friday night, rushing for 321 yards on 33 carries and scoring a pair of touchdowns as the Warriors downed Portsmouth, 28-14.
Kuhn eclipsed the previous record of 313 yards held by Justin Frye. He scored the game's first two TDs on a 1-yard run with 4:48 left in the first quarter and from 3 yards out with 11:31 left in the second period.
Portsmouth cut its deficit to 14-7 by halftime, but Warren iced its third win of the season on a 7-yard TD run by Dylan Leffingwell and a recovered fumble in the end zone by Tanner Barrows.
Warren (3-6) will close out its season at home next Friday against Logan.
Ritchie County 19,
Tyler Consolidated 6
KIDWELL -Ritchie County took a giant step toward a Class AA playoff berth here Friday night, taking a 19-6 Little Kanawha Conference win over Tyler Consolidated.
The Rebels raised their record to 6-2 heading into next Friday's game at Class A Williamstown, a 7-0 winner over Parkersburg Catholic on Friday.
Ritchie struck first as Tyler Shepler threw a 23-yard TD pass to Jayden Allender for a 6-0 lead with 4:16 remaining the in the opening period.
The Rebels increased their lead to 12-0 early in the second quarter on a 6-yard TD run by Devon Jones, who led Ritchie's rushing attack with 66 yards.
But a 4-yard touchdown run by Jacob Highley of Tyler Consolidated (2-6) with 2:43 left before intermission cut the Rebels lead to 12-7. Highley finished with 67 yards on 13 attempts.
Ritchie got an insurance touchdown in the third quarter when Jessie Hilvers intercepted a Tyler pass and returned it 18 yards for a score.
Tyler travels to Braxton County next Friday.
St. Marys 39, South Harrison 0
LOST CREEK - Visiting St. Marys (7-1) cruised to a shutout victory over the South Harrison Hawks (3-5), winning 39-0 on Friday night in a Little Kanawha Valley Conference matchup.
The Blue Devils ran for 364 yards on the night, led by David Gray's 137-yard effort and two scores. Noah Spitzer and Andrew Cosper also added a touchdown apiece for St. Marys. Johnny Riggs put points on the board for St. Marys as well with a 48-yard snare from Cosper with 2:04 left in the first quarter.
The Blue Devils' Garrett Furr blocked a field goal and raced 99 yards for the game's final points as time expired, and preserved the shutout. The Blue Devils have outscored opponents 165-20 over the last three games.
St. Marys likely clinched a Class A state playoff berth and can now focus on improving its seeding when Ravenswood visits Imlay Field next Friday night. The 2-6 Red Devils lost 33-7 at Clay County.
Clay 33, Ravenswood 7
CLAY -Clay County running back Jordan Lucas scored three touchdowns here Friday night as the Panthers rolled to a 33-8 Little Kanawha Conference win over visiting Ravenswood.
Lucas scored the first two touchdowns of the game on runs of 48 and 53 yards and later added a 23-yard TD in the third quarter. Ricky Ahart also rushed for a TD and quarterback Tyler Stewart hit Alex Burkhamer from 53 yards out for a six-pointer for the Panthers (4-4).
Ravenswood (2-6) got its only score 1:48 before halftime when Rhys Jelich scored on a 4-yard run. Jelich finished with 71 yards while Devon Crews had 80 yards for the Red Devils.
Ravenswood travels to St. Marys next Friday while Clay County will entertain Calhoun County.
Fort Frye 60, Shenandoah 14
BEVERLY, Ohio -Fort Frye clinched the Pioneer Valley Conference championship here Friday night, claiming the league title for the first time since 1993, by rolling to a 60-14 win over visiting Shenandoah.
The Cadets (7-2) wasted little time, scoring three first-quarter TDs, two by Spencer Lang on runs of 3 and 15 yards, and a 7-yard TD run by Alsbach. Both topped the 100-yard mark as Lang rushed for 249 yards on 10 carries, finishing with four TDs, which Alsbach had 112 yards on 14 carries.
Fort Frye led 47-0 at halftime and stretched the margin to 60-0 by the end of three quarters before Shenandoah (0-9) lit up the scoreboard twice in the final stanza. Michael VanFossen had 162 yards to lead the Zeps.
Fort Frye will close out its season next Friday at Bishop Rosecrans in a game that could determine the Cadets playoff fate.
Roane County 40,
Herbert Hoover 14
SPENCER -Roane County kept its playoff hopes alive here Friday night, rolling to its fifth win, a 40-19 triumph over visiting Herbert Hoover, 40-14.
John Ash scored three touchdowns for the Raiders, all on runs of 2 yards. He carried the ball 16 times for 116 yards while quarterback Hunter Bradley rushed for 74 yards on 13 carries, including a 14-yard TD run. Bradley also threw a 5-yard TD pass to Tyler King, who caught three passes 56 yards for the Raiders (5-3), who will host Wirt County next Friday in a big game for both teams.
Herbert Hoover (1-8) got scores from Tyler Americo and Shawn Dotson.
Doddridge County 35,
Valley (Wetzel) 6
PINE GROVE - Host Valley scored the first touchdown, but it was all Doddridge County after that as the Bulldogs improved to 6-3 with a 35-6 victory versus the Lumberjacks.
Devin Anderson led DCHS, which plays in two weeks at St. Marys, with 101 yards rushing and he added a 9-yard TD run. Wyatt Ford, Joey Cox and Brandon Stewart also had TD runs for the Bulldogs, who also got an 88-yard bomb from David Lipscomb to Jarrod Sandy.
Dover 48, Marietta 0
DOVER - Marietta High plays one of the toughest prep football schedules in Ohio.
Half of the Tigers' 10 opponents are expected to compete in the season-ending playoffs.
Dover, one of those foes, defeated visiting MHS, 48-0, in East Central Ohio League football action at Crater Stadium on Friday senior night.
Marietta, 1-8 overall and 0-4 ECOL, has now lost seven straight since defeating Morgan in its season opener.
Dover, 7-2 and 4-0, extended its win streak to five.
Marietta had 41 yards of total offense (12 rushing, 29 passing) during the first 24 minutes of play.
Five of Marietta's 10 opponents this season could qualify for postseason play.
Monroe Central 44, Frontier 0
NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio -On a cold, rainy night in New Matamoras, Monroe Central rolled a 44-0 win over Frontier as the Cougars conducted Senior Night.
The Seminoles chewed up 363 total yards in the game to Frontier's 69. Monroe Central also won the turnover battle 5-2 and committed just one penalty.
The Monroe Central offense had the Cougar defense on its heels early and often in the first half. Thanks to two fumbles and a blocked punt, three of the Seminoles' first four drives began in Cougar territory. The Jay Circosta-led Seminoles took advantage, capitalizing with touchdown runs of 13 yards by Chase Carothers and 5 yards by Korey Lafferre.
After jumping out to a 13-0 lead, Monroe Central kept attacking. With 10:59 left in the second quarter, Lafferre hit Gavin Morton on a 37 yard touchdown strike to up the lead to 19-0. After forcing a three-and-out, Monroe Central got the ball at its own 13. Field position didn't matter in this case, as Lafferre busted up the middle for an 87 yard touchdown run.
Overall, Lafferre had 110 rushing yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns.