Morgantown outguns Patriots

PARKERSBURG – Visiting Morgantown was on its game right from the start Friday night, blitzing Parkersburg South with four first-quarter touchdowns, led 39-0 at the half and ended up thumping the Patriots by a 59-0 margin at the Erickson All-Sports Facility.

The loss dropped South to 1-2 on the season heading into next Friday’s contest at Warren, while the impressive win upped the Mohigans’ unblemished mark so far to 3-0.

Morgantown running back Chazzy Thomas rolled up 174 yards and scored four TDs, all in the first half when Mohigan quarterback Ethan Goldcamp was a perfect 11-for-11 passing for 161 yards and a pair of scoring strikes to tight end Stone Wolfley, who snagged seven aerials for 129 yards, again all in the first 24 minutes of play.

It took just six plays and then four plays for Morgantown to tally touchdowns in its first two possessions in the game, on 18 and 11-yard runs by Thomas, who came into the game averaging 17.3 yards per carry.

Then Wolfley grabbed an 18-yard TD toss from Goldcamp, Thomas broke loose for a 78-yard gallop to paydirt, Wolfley and Goldcamp hooked up again for a six-yard scoring connection and Thomas went six yards for six points with 41.3 seconds left in the first half.

And South couldn’t stop the Mohigan onslaught in the second half, surrendering TDs in the third quarter on passes of 38 and 43 yards, and a 15-yard rushing touchdown in the game’s final minute.

In all, the Patriots mustered only a total of 211 yards, 96 rushing and 115 passing, to 498 for Morgantown, 299 rushing and 199 passing.

For South, Brendan Schwendeman led with 80 yards rushing on 13 carries while Trevor Boot had seven receptions for 82 yards and Alex Townsend five catches for 33 yards.