Paden City 67,
PADEN CITY - Homecoming went off with a bang on Friday night as host Paden City led 33-0 after one and 55-0 at halftime en route to an easy 67-6 triumph against now 0-5 Hundred.
The Wildcats (2-3) got a trio of touchdowns from freshman Hayden Hizer, who grabbed a 26-yard TD strike from Zach Heasley at 9:02 of the first as the blowout started early. Hizer also scored on a 30-yard punt return and a 70-yard kickoff return.
Brandon Cross carried just seven times, but finished with 115 yards rushing and added TD runs 6, 2 and 51 yards. Kane Pyles had rushing touchdown of 2 and 9 yards. Paden City, which visits Cameron next Friday, also had a Heasley 8-yard TD pass to Luke Cooper, a 55-yard scoring jaunt from Craig Allen as well as a safety by Spencer Billings.
The Hornets' lone score came on an Andrew King 53-yard touchdown run.
Tyler Consolidated 43,
Calhoun County 6
KIDWELL - Homecoming was a happy one for Tyler Consolidated here Friday night as the Silver Knights jumped out to a 30-0 halftime lead and cruised past Calhoun County, 43-6, in what was a battle of 0-4 programs.
Jacob Highley rushed eight times for a game-high 121 yards and scored from 28 yards out early in the first as the Silver Knights never trailed. Cole Kocher then intercepted a Casey Ritchie pass and raced 42 yards for a touchdown just 17 seconds later as the hosts led 14-0.
Jordan Baker, who had 101 yards on eight attempts, darted 49 yards for a score as the Red Devils, who play at South Harrison next week, trailed 23-0 after the first quarter.
Josh Ruble added TD runs of 5 and 23 yards while teammate Skyler Leasure scored from 5 yards out for TCHS, which welcomes Buffalo to town at 7 p.m. next Friday.
Calhoun County, which got 58 yards rushing from Logan Moore, scored its only six-pointer on the last play of the third quarter when Kirkland Allen caught a 23-yard TD strike from Ritchie.
Roane County 37,
Braxton County 19
SPENCER - Roane County led 21-19 at halftime and scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter here Friday night to improve to 3-2 on the season thanks to a 37-19 victory versus visiting Braxton County.
Cody May's 3-yard TD run followed by Scotty Fox's two-point conversion catch gave the hosts a 21-13 lead with 1:27 left in the half. However, Jared Pitchford scored his second six-pointer from 3 yards out with just 3.8 ticks remaining in the half to make it a two point deficit.
Luke Scott ran wild, carrying the pigskin 35 times for 221 yards in the victory. Scott's 10-yard TD run put the Raiders, who welcome Tolsia to County Stadium on Friday, Oct. 11, on the scoreboard first. Scott also scored from the 7 at 11:53 of the fourth, which capped a 98-yard drive.
Roane County also got a 2-yard TD plunge from lineman Alex Ashley. Quarterback Cody May's 15-yard touchdown run was the final six-pointer of the night.
Pitchford (13-85) and Braxton County (0-5) quarterback Thomas Pritt (9-80) led the Eagles' rushing attack, which also received 68 yards on the ground from Chase Oney on nine carries. Ben Fincham had the Eagles' other TD via a 28-yard run.
Huntington 77, Ripley 7
RIPLEY-Ripley was able to say it had a lead over the No. 1 team in the state for all of about 2 minutes here Friday night before Huntington came roaring back scoring the last 77 points of the game to roll over the Vikings 77-7.
Kade Harrison put the Vikings ahead for the only time of the game with a 55-yard haul-in from Trevor Tucker to go ahead 7-0. Any hope of an upset was soon dashed as Huntington proceeded to score 42 points before halftime.
Three players for the Highlanders eclipsed the century mark in rushing yards (Charles Crawford, Nick Tubbs and Daniel Clark) on the way to the top team in the state racking up 581 total rushing yards on the night. Tubbs tallied three scores for the visitors while Crawford had a pair of six-pointers.
Leading the way on the night for the Vikings was Trevor Tucker who ran for 66 yards and passed for 85 and one score.
Monroe Central 48,
Fort Frye 20
WOODSFIELD -Fort Frye played Monroe Central on even terms in the first and fourth quarters here Friday night but the Seminoles dominated the middle two periods to take a 48-20 Pioneer Valley Conference victory over the visiting Cadets, who suffered their first loss.
Fort Frye got first-quarter rushing TDs from Chandler Lang (36 yards) and Derek Layton (3 yards), but the Cadets didn't score again until the final stanza. Meanwhile, Monroe Central, led by the one-two punch of Curtis Nixon and Levi Brown, grounded out 340 rushing yards with Nixon accounting for 167 and Brown for 161. Nixon, the Seminole quarterback, also threw for a pair of touchdowns, one each to Jake Schuerman and Zach Morris.
Fort Frye's final score came on a 1-yard TD pass from Lang to Terren Huck.
Fort Frye travels to New Matamoras next Friday for a 7 p.m. PVC contest against Frontier Local.
Gilmer County 61,
GLENVILLE - Jordan Tucker rushed for more than 300 yards and scored six touchdowns here Friday night at Morris Stadium, but it wasn't quite enough as visiting Buffalo couldn't spoil homecoming for Gilmer County as the Titans rallied for a crazy 61-46 win.
Gilmer County quarterback Austin Cunningham hit 20 of 25 passes for 211 yards and threw four touchdowns. He also ran for a score.
Buffalo (0-5) led 28-18 at halftime and 46-40 after three, but Tristan Sparks' 15-yard TD strike from Cunningham with 8:59 left in the game put the Titans (3-2) ahead for good.
Austin Ratliff scored thrice and finished with 178 yards rushing on 16 attempts. Sparks added 86 rush yards while Ty Harkelroad, Anthony Dean and Nathan Allison each had TD receptions.
The game featured more than 1,000 yards of total offense.