Fort Frye 47, Waterford 0
WATERFORD - Rivalry games are supposed to be the type of matchup where anything can happen and energy flows from the opening kickoff to the final whistle.
But when one team holds a 14-0 lead before many fans can get out of their car, it kind of steals the thunder from the atmosphere.
The Fort Frye Cadets tallied touchdowns on their first three possessions and on every first half possession but one as they claimed a 47-0 victory over cross-river Waterford Friday evening.
"It took us two plays to score on that first drive. That's the way to get started," said Fort Frye football coach Eric Huck. "I thought we looked good in all three phases of the game."
In reality, the Cadets looked more than simply good.
For the game, the Cadets averaged 10.7 yards per carry and 16.6 per pass attempt, amassing 440 yards of total offense.
Defensively, the Cadets held the Wildcats to just 52 yards in the first half and 122 for the game with 28 of it coming on the final possession of the contest, but even then they weren't satisfied.
Perhaps the only thing the Cadets didn't do well Friday night was keep the laundry off the field, as Fort Frye amassed 115 yards in penalties, just seven fewer than the yards from scrimmage allowed by the defense.
Magnolia 40, Tyler Consolidated 7
KIDWELL -Magnolia bounced back from a pair of tough weeks to open the season and won its first game of the season after defeating Tyler Consolidated 40-7 on Friday night.
Drew Keller led the Blue Eagles (1-2) with 101 yards rushing on 10 carries, while backfield mate Kage Rhode added 96 yards on the ground on just six attempts. Neither running back played in the second half after the Blue Eagles had built a 33-7 halftime cushion.
Jacob Highley led Tyler Consolidated's ground game with 92 yards on 14 carries. The Blue Eagles limited the Silver Knights (0-3) to 135 yards of total offense.
Doddridge County 45,
Calhoun County 8
WEST UNION -Wyatt Ford scored four touchdowns, including three in the first half, as Doddridge County rolled past Calhoun County, 45-8, on Friday night.
Ford finished the game with 192 yards on 25 carries as the Bulldogs remaining unbeaten at 3-0. Teammate David Lipscomb threw for two touchdowns.
Doddridge County limited Calhoun County (0-3) to 100 yards of total offense, including 9 yards on 29 carries.
Beallsville 36, Paden City 14
PADEN CITY -Mikey Palmer gave Paden City all kinds of fits as the Beallsville receiver caught six passes for 78 yards and scored two touchdowns, including one on a 15-yard fumble return in a 36-14 win at Paden City.
Bruce Sefart led Beallsville (2-1) with 76 yards rushing on 15 carries.
For Paden City (0-3), quarterback Zach Heasley connected five times with Luke Cooper for 56 yards. Wildcat running back Brandon Cross was held in check to a tune of 23 yards rushing on 11 carries but did return an interception 56 yards for a touchdown.
Buckeye Trail 32, Frontier 14
LORE CITY -Buckeye Trail scored the game's first 20 points and cruised past Frontier 32-14 on Friday night.
Morgan Dougherty scored two touchdowns for Buckeye Trail (1-2).
Rodney Barnes returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown for Frontier (1-2), while Mitch Reynolds passed for 191 yards.
Federal Hocking 60, Hannan 0
STEWART - Peyton Seel scored two touchdowns on special teams and finished with four overall and teammate Delbert Crum added three touchdowns of his own as Federal Hocking defeated Hannan 60-0 on Friday night.
Crum, who finished with 13 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery, led the Lancers (2-1) with 145 yards on just five carries, while Mitchell Young added 66 yards on just five rushes.
Philip Barbour 20,
Braxton County 12
FLATWOODS -Dylan Johnson's 22-yard touchdown run with 4:36 remaining in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner as Philip Barbour defeated Braxton County 20-12 on Friday night.
Johnson finished the game with 136 yards on 25 carries as Philip Barbous improved to 2-1.
Braxton County remained winless at 0-3 despite 60 yards rushing from Chase Oney.
Athens 42, Warren 6
VINCENT - Trae Williams returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown and rushed for two more scores as Athens defeated Warren 42-6 on Friday.
Williams finished the game with 125 yards rushing as Athens improved to 3-0. Quarterback Joe Burrow passed for 214 yards. His top receiver was Ryan Luehrman, who had four receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown.
With 12 seconds left in the first half, Austin Klintworth hooked up with David Ryan for 24 yards for Warren's only touchdown.
Ravenswood 41, Roane County 12
RAVENSWOOD -Heath Burgess threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more as Ravenswood defeated Roane County, 41-12
For the 2-0 Red Devils, Burgess finished the game completing 7-of-11 passes for 152 yards.
Luke Scott scored both Roane County (1-2) touchdowns while rushing for 117 yards.