High School Football Roundup
Doddridge County 46, Tygarts Valley 7
MILL CREEK — Bobby Burnside’s Doddridge County Bulldogs locked up the No. 1 seed here Friday night following a 46-7 victory against No. 9 Tygarts Valley.
It was the second consecutive undefeated campaign for the West Union-based Bulldogs, who will have homefield advantage throughout the postseason.
“Super proud of the players and coaches and that’s the first time in our school history we’ve had back-to-back undefeated regular seasons,” Burnside added late Friday night. “In the entirety, that’s pretty special.”
Hunter America led the way for the Bulldogs with 16 rushes for a game-high 231 yards and four touchdowns. Noah Bumgardner threw for 116 yards, including a 9-yard TD pass to Griffin Devericks. DCHS got its first score via a 5-yard Dylan Knight run. Reese Burnside capped the scoring for the Bulldogs on a16-yard TD run.
Ritchie 48, Calhoun 12
MT. ZION — Calhoun County was in the red zone late in the third quarter here on a chilly Friday night trying to make it a one possession affair versus No. 2 Ritchie County, but Graden McKinney returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown as the Rebels finished the regular season 9-1 following the 48-12 triumph.
The Rebels led 26-12 before the pick-6, which the visitors turned into a 34-12 advantage following Brandon Riddle’s two-point conversion run with 40 ticks left in the third. Gus Morrison hauled in his third TD strike in the fourth from Ethan Haught and the Rebels capped the scoring at 0:32 when Eddie McComas bulled in from the 3 and Riddle added the conversion.
Tre Moss rushed 17 times for a game-high 183 yards. He scored on a 62-yard burst to open the scoring as Ritchie County led 8-0 after Dakota Wayne caught the conversion pass from Haught.
Moss’ second TD was a 24-yarder and the Rebels led 20-0 with 5:06 left in the half following Haught’s 28-yard touchdown pass to Morrison.
However, the hosts got on the board when Adam Parsons sneaked in from the 2 to make it 20-6 at the break.
Haught and Morrison, though, connected again for a 22-yard TD pass in the third. Levi Richards followed that score with Calhoun County’s last six-pointer of the campaign, a 34-yard touchdown reception from Parsons.
Travis Richards led the 2-8 Red Devils with 56 stripes on 23 attempts.
Wirt 35, Trinity 0
ELIZABETH — Kolton Parsons blocked two punts, the first of which gave host Wirt County a 2-0 lead in the first quarter it wouldn’t relinquish here Friday night at Wilson-Eismon Field as the Tigers blanked Trinity, 35-0.
After the blocked punt went out of the end zone at 4:36 of the first, Garrett Parsons scored on a 45-yard TD run and Shelby Simonton’s extra point made it 9-0. Trent Richards, who finished with 126 stripes on 11 totes, added a 47-yard scoring scamper for a 15-0 advantage after a quarter.
Richards’ second TD, a 1-yard plunge, in the second was followed by quarterback Dylan Lowe’s 5-yard TD run. Logan Powell added the Tigers’ final six-pointer on a 2-yard TD run late in the third.
Mid-Ohio Valley interception leader Nathan Murray recorded his 10th pick of the campaign for the 4-6 Tigers. Zac Yoak had three grabs for 24 yards for the orange and black.
The Warriors of first-year head coach Marcus Law finished the season 2-8.
Roane County 20,
SISSONVILLE — Roane County played spoiler Friday night, claiming a 20-7 victory over Sissonville and knocking the Indians out of Class AA playoff contention.
Josh Huffman rushed 23 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns, including a 5-yarder at the 2:53 mark in the first quarter.
Sissonville tied things up as time expired in the opening period when Jackson Foster connected with Dylan Griffith for a 35-yard TD pass.
The Raiders, who finished the 2019 season with a 5-4 overall record, went back on top with 1:54 left in the third when Cameron Bennett hauled in a 17-yard touchdown pass from Shadraq Greathouse to make it 14-7.
Roane’s defense kept Sissonville from getting into the end zone again before Huffman’s 3-yard TD jaunt with 1:36 remaining in the game sealed the deal.
Danny Bush added 60 yards on six carries while Issac Ryan contributed 72 yards on eight carries for a Roane rushing attacked that accumulated 239 yards on 45 tries.
Foster led the Indians with 86 rushing yards and 121 passing yards.
Valley (Wetzel) 37,
Paden City 19
PINE GROVE — Gavin Streets couldn’t be stopped as the Valley (Wetzel) running back rushed for 187 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in the Lumberjacks’ 37-19 victory over Paden City Friday.
Streets’ touchdown runs of 17 and 59 yards, along with Abe Satterfield’s 10-yard TD trot, put Valley ahead 18-0 with 9:39 left in the second quarter.
The Wildcats fought back, though, and made it 18-12 with 4:21 left in the first half. Clayton Thomas rushed for a 4-yard touchdown followed by Ethan Cross’ 1-yard TD burst to get the Wildcats within six.
PCHS took its first lead of the night at the 8:55 mark in the third quarter when Cross rushed for a 4-yard score and then kicked the extra point to make it 19-18.
Once again, though, Streets made his presence felt with a 22-yard TD jaunt and a 16-yard scoring scamper to make it 31-19. Satterfield put the exclaimation point on the win with an 18-yard TD rush with 2:19 remaining in the game.
Cross finished with 12 carries for 50 yards and 14 for 30 for 105 yards through the air. Parker Higgins added 65 yards on eight totes for the Wildcats, who finished the season 3-7.
Clay 16, Braxton 6
CLAY — In a game which featured a dozen turnovers here Friday night, all the points were scored in the second quarter as host Clay County concluded its campaign with a 7-2 record following a 16-6 triumph versus Braxton County.
Logan Vance got the Panthers on the board with a 23-yard touchdown catch from Grant Krajeski. The Panthers led 8-0 at 7:29 of the second following Dalton Anderson’s two-point run.
The 1-9 Eagles closed it to 8-6 just 37 ticks later when Tyler Cox broke off a 50-yard TD romp. However, Vance’s 2-yard TD catch from Krajeski and Isaiah Payton’s two-point run at 0:56 of the second proved to be the final points.
Krajeski, who was picked off twice, finished with 112 yards passing as Vance led the way with eight catches for 53 stripes. The Panther defense picked off Braxton signal-caller Jett Cogar six times. The Eagles also lost a fumble.
Clay County, which fumbled four times and lost three, was led on the ground by Elijah Payton’s game-highs of 24 rushes for 118 yards.
The Panthers are expected to come up just short of a Class AA playoff berth.