High School Football Roundup
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.
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Paden City 18, Gilmer County 15
PADEN CITY -Zach Heasley completed 16 of 31 passes for 203 yards and all three Paden City touchdowns here Friday night as the Wildcats (1-3) earned their first win, 18-15, over visiting Gilmer County.
Heasley threw touchdown passes to three different receivers – a 19-yard toss to Luke Cooper, a 30-yard strike to Hayden Hizer and the game-winner with 1:01 left in the game to Deven Price from 20 yards out.
Brandon Cross sealed the win for Paden City with an interception with 28 seconds to play. When the game ended, coach Brent Croasmun was doused with water.
Gilmer County (2-2) took an early 7-0 lead on a 3-yard TD run by Tristan Sparks and later added a 20-yard TD pass from Austin Cunningham to Thomas Harkleroad.
Paden City will entertain Hundred next Friday night while will celebrate its Homecoming against Buffalo.
Roane County 38,
Webster County 13
SPENCER -If you are talking about a one-two punch, then you’re likely talking about Roane County’s Cody May and Luke Scott.
In Friday’s 38-13 thumping of visiting Webster County, May rushed for 173 yards on 20 carries and Scott contributed 148 on 21 attempts. May not only scored three times, but also hit Tyler King with a 40-yard TD pass. May completed 9 of 18 passes for 133 yards as the Raiders evened their record at 2-2.
Webster (0-4) trailed 24-0 at halftime before lighting up the scoreboard twice in the second half.
Roane will entertain Braxton County next Friday night.
Parkersburg Catholic 56,
Calhoun County 6
MT. ZION – Jake Boice accounted for three touchdowns and Nick Roedersheimer pitched in another two as Parkersburg Catholic handled Calhoun County 56-6 on Friday night.
The Crusaders, who improved to 3-1, had a strong handle on this game by halftime after pulling out to a 35-0 lead.
Boice scored on a 49-yard run and also caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Sturm. His 36-yard interception for a touchdown capped the scoring at the 8:14 mark of the fourth quarter.
Roedersheimer closed out the first-half scoring by returning a fumble 63 yards for a touchdown and added a 35-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.
Frontier 53, Bridgeport 0
NEW MATAMORAS -Rodney Barnes scores three times on the night and Frontier ran over Bridgeport here Friday night, 53-0.
Opening the scoring for the Cougars was Jared Howell who scored from 1 yard out with 5:43 left in the game. The next score came from Barnes as he returned a punt 98 yards and scored on a 26-yard run in the second quarter. Barns also picked off a pass and returned it 55 yards in the third period to increase an already lopsided to 40-0.
Leading the way through the air for Frontier on the night was Mitch Reynolds who completed 9-of-15 passes for 180 yards and threw for two TDs on the night. Frontier will be back in action next Friday when they travel to Beallsville.
Magnolia 48, River 14
NEW MARTINSVILLE -Jake Brill completed 12 of 15 passes form 201 yards as Magnolia got an easy home victory before their showdown next week on the Island vs. Wheeling Central after defeating River 48-14.
The visitors felt good about themselves at the end of the first quarter, taking a 14-13 lead over the Blue Eagles into the second quarter before watching Magnolia score the last 34 points. Kyle Ritz and Cage Rhode each scored a pair of touchdowns for the home team. Ritz scored on 14- and 17- yard passes from Brill while Rhode scored on runs of 1 and 31 yards.
Ritchie County 14,
Braxton County 0
SUTTON -Alex Lipscomb hit Jacob Allender with a 30-yard TD pass just before halftime and then ran for an 84-yard score just after intermission to lead visiting Ritchie County to a 14-0 Little Kanawha Conference win over Braxton County.
The Rebels (2-2) rushed for 205 yards with Lipscomb accounting for 134 and throwing for 87, 52 of those to Austin Frusher.
Ritchie will entertain Doddridge County next Friday while Braxton County travels to Roane County.
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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.