High School Football Week Two Roundup
RIPLEY — Death Valley took a while to live up to its namesake here Friday night in Ripley. Eddie Smolder’s Vikings finally exploded for 35 second-half points following a three-point showing in the first-half in a 38-7 win over Buckhannon-Upshur.
Noah Westfall and Dalton Myers each scored twice for the Vikings, who picked up their first win of the campaign.
Westfall made his impact felt on both sides of the ball. He recovered a fumble for a score and tallied a 1-yard jaunt to paydirt.
Myers compiled 153 of the Vikings’ 324 yards on the ground including his 24 and 19-yard touchdown runs.
Ripley attempts to push its record above .500 at Riverside with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Friday.
St. Marys 34, Scott 7
MADISON — St. Marys appears to be waking up from a one-year slumber. Jodi Mote and his Blue Devils scored a second straight win over a Class AA school Friday night, 34-7 over Scott.
The added bonus of a road victory came with the Pleasants County school’s improvement to 2-0 on the season. Quarterback Brennan Boron threw for two touchdowns and ran for another during a 9 for 12 performance through the air for 159 yards.
Lucas Lipscomb and Jason Clayton each hauled in one scoring strike.
Defensively, the Blue Devils limited Scott to 127 total yards of offense.
St. Marys now enters a bye week before an undefeated showdown on the road against Ritchie County at 7 p.m. Sept. 20.
Doddridge County 42, Tyler Consolidated 28
KIDWELL — Hunter America didn’t rush for a school record this time. He did however still put up 215 yards on 28 attempts with two touchdowns in a Doddridge County 42-28 win over Tyler Consolidated.
The Silver Knights’ Mark Rucker matched him for all but one yard as his team fell to 0-2. TC’s No. 14 also scored two times for head coach Ryan Walton.
The game went back and forth until the Bulldogs took control beginning with America’s single yard plunge with 37 seconds left until halftime.
Reese Burnside sealed the victory with his 19-yard scamper with 9:24 left in the third quarter. Burnside scored twice in the second half for the Bulldogs.
Both teams face Calhoun in its next matchups at 7 p.m. Doddridge gets them on Friday, while Tyler welcomes them off a bye week.
RAVENSWOOD — Jackson England completed a pair of touchdown passes to Andrew Clendenin in the final 3:27 of the game here Friday evening at Flinn Field as visiting Buffalo stunned Ravenswood, 20-14.
England’s 1-yard TD run at 1:26 of the first gave the Bison (1-1) a 7-0 lead, but the game was even at halftime following Red Devil Jacob Anthony’s 4-yard touchdown run and Tanner Snodgrass’ extra point at 8:08 of the second.
The 1-1 Red Devils, who play at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 at Williamstown, regained the lead early in the third on Jaycob Creel’s 5-yard TD run.
Clendenin’s first TD reception covered 11 yards late in the fourth. Although RHS recovered the onside kick, the offense went three-and-out and Clendenin got the game-winning 54-yard TD with 1:13 to play.
Ravenswood, which was led by Jacob Anthony’s 18 rushes for 105 yards and Wayne Stephenson’s four grabs for 99 stripes, got picked off in the waning seconds as it neared the red zone.
Creel, who had nine carries for 34 yards, also went 3 of 7 for 55 yards through the air. Anthony completed two pass for 59 yards while Red Devil Sam Sturm had a pair of receptions covering 48 yards.
Parkersburg Catholic 13
ELLENBORO –Ritchie County jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and never looked back here Friday night at Chuck Schofield Memorial Stadium as the Rebels easily improved to 2-0 following a 50-13 triumph versus Parkersburg Catholic.
Gus Morrison’s 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown got things going for the Rebels, who have next week off before returning to action at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 when St. Marys comes to town.
Morrison’s 23-yard TD run was followed by a pair of Garrett Owens TD scampers, which covered 8 and 7 yards, respectively.
PCHS, now 1-1 with a road game next Friday at South Harrison, scored one each in the third and fourth quarters.
Moss added a 50-yard jaunt and a 3-yard plunge in the second half. Owens, who rushed 17 times for 147 yards, added a 1-yard score in the fourth. Moss finished with 15 totes for 113 yards.
Fort Frye 64,
BEVERLY — The Cadets jumped out to a 36-0 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back as they improved to 2-0 with a 64-21 win over Nelsonville-York.
Junior tailback Brian Adkins rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns while senior split end Brady Schilling caught three first quarter touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Ian Ellis as the Cadets piled up 500 yards of offense en route to the win.
After being shutdown in the opening quarter the Buckeyes came to life in the second quarter as quarterback Mikey Seels connected three times with Christopher McDonald but that would be the extent of the Buckeye scoring.
The Cadets will travel to Waterford next Friday for their annual rival game.
Roane County 39,
Lincoln County 22
SPENCER — A 21-point outburst in the first quarter helped Roane County vault over Lincoln County, 39-22, here Friday night.
Danny Bush got going early, as he scored from 9 yards away on the ground. He accounted for another first-quarter touchdown to help put the game out of reach.
In total, the running game was a point of emphasis for the Raiders. They tallied 232 yards on 44 carries, which took the pressure off quarterback Cameron Bennett.
Bennett finished the game 9 of 11 for 93 yards passing.
Defensively, three fumble recoveries did Lincoln County no good, as its 14 fourth quarter points were too little, too late.
Roane County, which also had a 55-yard kickoff return by Sheldon Starcher, rushing scores from Josh Huffman and Shadraq Greathouse, who also had a 35-yard TD pass to Isaac Ryan, had 325 total yards of offense. The Raiders will eye a 2-1 start when they invade Clay County next week.
Wirt County 40,
Paden City 8
PADEN CITY– The Wirt County Tigers collected the first win of the 2019 season on the road, making short work of Paden City, winning 40-8 on Friday night.
The Tigers built a comfortable lead in the second quarter, scoring 20 points, while holding the Wildcats (0-2) scoreless.
Sean Joy got the scoring starting, finding an open hole in the Wildcats’ defense, dashing to the end zone on a 55-yard run with 6:25 to go in the second period for the game’s first points.
On the next Wildcat possession, Zac Yoak intercepted a pass for a 55-yard return, extending the Tigers’ lead to 13-0 with 4:40 left to go.
Running back Trenton Richards put the game of out reach for Paden City with 1:02 left until halftime, running 63 yards for another Tiger touchdown.
Richards was the Tigers’ leading rusher with 80 yards while carrying the ball seven times.
In the third period, the Tigers scored once again, this time off a Dustin Richards 54-yard Pick-6 with 3:39 left to go in the third.
Paden City threw out two quarterbacks for the game, but neither found much luck. As Ethan Cross and Zane Yeater combined for a total of nine interceptions.
South Gallia 8
WATERFORD — Holden Dailey scored five touchdowns and Zane Heiss had three interceptions in the first half as Waterford High drilled visiting South Gallia, 40-8, Friday night.
South Gallia’s Kyle Northrup ran the opening kickoff back 85 yards 14 seconds into the game and caught a two-point conversion pass from quarterback Tristan Saber to make it 8-0.
But after that Rebel score, it was all Waterford as the home team scored 40 unanswered points and improved its record to 2-0. The Wildcats now hold a 9-5 all-time series advantage, and have claimed four straight bouts for SG.
WHS cut it to 8-6 on its first offensive possession when Dailey raced 28 yards to paydirt. Then, after Heiss’ first pick, the Cats capitalized on the turnover when Heiss, also the quarterback, scored on an 8-yard keeper. Dailey’s two-point conversion run gave the green and white an 14-6 lead.
After another Heiss interception, Dailey raced 8 yards to the end zone to make it 20-8.
Dailey then made a circus catch in the end zone of a 38-yard throw from Heiss to stretch the Waterford lead to 26-8 near the close of the opening period.
In the second quarter, Dailey ran 21 yards to paydirt and Nick Fouss caught a two-point conversion pass to make it 34-8, also the halftime score.
Dailey ran a 1-yard TD in the third quarter for the only scoring in the second half.