High school football roundup
Williamstown 35, Tolsia 8
FORT GAY — A convincing win over Class A, top-ranked Tolsia was just what No. 9 Williamstown needed.
The Yellowjackets (8-2) defeated the No.1 team in the state 35-8 and likely will host a playoff game next week.
“I think we’ll end up hosting,” said Williamstown head coach Terry Smith, “according to all the number-crunchers around here.”
Williamstown scored on each of its first five possessions of the game. Quarterback Trenton Tallman threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Hoosier to start the scoring, and Tallman later rushed for a 70-yard touchdown. Also in the first quarter, Donathan Taylor scored on a 68-yard run.
In the second quarter, Tallman hit on another big run, this time from 76 yards out. And in the third quarter, Tallman found Hoosier in the end zone again from 11 yards out.
Tallman finished with 212 yards on nine carries while Taylor added 126 yards on 10 rushes. Williamstown took advantage of four Tolsia turnovers, including three fumbles and an interception.
St. Marys 52, Tyler Consolidated 26
KIDWELL — Tyler Consolidated fought hard, but St. Marys was too much as the Blue Devils claimed a 52-26 victory to finish 10-0 for the regular season.
St. Marys led 21-0 early but saw its lead decrease to 34-20 early in the third quarter. However, the Devils scored 26 of the game’s final 32 points to pull away.
Jaiden Smith amassed 158 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries while Braden Barnhart added 95 yards and a TD on 12 carries for the winners. Smith also contributed 85 receiving yards and a touchdown.
The Silver Knights, who finished 6-4, got a big night from Tyler Anderson. Anderson caught five passes for 138 yards and a touchdown.
However, St. Marys limited the Knights to just 18 yards on seven carries in the game. The Devils totaled 483 yards of offense.
Doddridge County 15, Parkersburg Catholic 12
WEST UNION — Curtis James hit Griffin Devericks on a 5-yard touchdown pass with 5:46 remaining to lift the host Bulldogs past Parkersburg Catholic, 15-12.
Doddridge (6-4) also score on James’ 2-yard run late in the second quarter.
The Crusaders (3-7) led 6-0 after Ryan Roedersheimer’s 19-yard scoring run in the first quarter. They went ahead again, 12-7, in the third quarter when Ty Sturm recovered a fumble in the end zone.
James’ game-winner to Devericks was his only pass attempt of the game. Hunter Riffle led the Bulldogs with 88 rushing yards and 78 passing yards.
Roedersheimer posted a game-high 154 rushing yards on 26 carries.
Riffle also extended his Bulldog career interception total to 14.
Roane County 21, Independence 8
SPENCER — Roane County was a minute and 19 second away from a shutout.
Visiting Independence got on the board via Noah Adams’ 2-yard touchdown run, but other than that the Raiders (6-4) dominated for a 21-8 win.
Roane got on the board first in the second quarter on Tyler May’s 2-yard TD run. May finished with 156 yards on 21 carries. He scored again in the third quarter, this time from 90 yards out, to make it 14-0.
For good measure, Drew Kinder fired a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jake Nichols to make it 21-0 with 11:57 left in the game.
The Raiders will wait to see if and who they will play in the playoffs.
South Harrison 76, Wirt County 13
ELIZABETH — South Harrison was dominant in a 76-13 over host Wirt County Friday.
Freddy Canary ran for 208 yards on 11 carries and scored four touchdowns, including two in the first quarter to set the tone. The Hark led 28-0 early, but a pair of touchdown passes from Trenton Richards to Drew Adams cut it to 35-13 with 11:12 remaining in the first half. Richards hit Adams from 67 and 8 yards out, but South Harrison scored the final 41 points of the game to put the Tigers (1-9) away.
Adams finished with five catches for 121 yards while Richards 12 for 28 through the air with four interceptions.