High School Football Roundup
Marietta 35, Cambridge 21
MARIETTA — The Cambridge Bobcats had no answer for Tony Munos.
The Marietta senior caught three touchdown passes from quarterback Reece Gerber in the first quarter alone on the way to a 35-21 victory Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium.
At the 6:49 mark in the first quarter, Gerber hit Munos on a 78-yard bomb for a touchdown to quickly make it 7-0.
Cambridge answered with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Kaden Whaley to Kaden Kenworthy, but Marietta responded immediately with another long TD pass from Gerber to Munos, this time a 64-yarder, to make it 14-7 Tigers.
The Tiger duo completed the hat trick with 17 seconds left in the first quarter as Munos caught a 14-yard TD pass from Gerber to make it 21-7.
On Cambridge’s ensuing drive, Kayden Durham came up with an interception and returned it to the Cambridge 39-yard line. From there, the Tigers drove to the Bobcats’ 5 where Gerber ran it in for a score to make it 28-7.
Cambridge answered on its next drive with a 1-yard touchdown run by Caden Moore to cut it to 28-14. Cambridge finally got a stop against Marietta’s offense and got the ball back, but Marietta’s Blake Hanson sacked Moore to to send the game to halftime.
Midway through the third quarter, Marietta’s offense stalled and Whaley returned a punt across midfield to set up the Bobcats. Marietta forced Cambridge into a 4th-and-3 and a 4th-and-12 situation, with the visitors converting both times — once on a pass interference and once on a 12-yard pass from Moore to Whaley. Moore capped the drive with a 1-yard TD plunge to cut it to 28-21.
Marietta kept Cambridge from completing the comeback, though. A 27-yard completion from Gerber to Donovan Wheeler set up Zach Bartlett’s 23-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers a 35-21 advantage with 7:25 left in the game.
Cambridge’s following drive resulted in an interception by Munos for the dagger.
Munos finished with four catches for 180 yards on the night, and that was just on offense. On defense, Munos intercepted the Bobcats three times. Wheeler added 77 yards on five receptions while Tyson Shaffer added 52 yards on four grabs.
Gerber finished with 334 passing yards on just 22 attempts. Bartlett rushed 12 times for 64 hard-earned yards.
Marietta head coach Jason Schob, in his seventh season at the helm, earned his first career coaching victory over the Bobcats, who fell to 4-5.
Marietta, which improved to 3-6, will wrap up its 2020 season next Friday at Coshocton.
Braxton County 62, Webster County 0
UPPERGLADE — Webster County was simply no match for Braxton County Friday night as the Eagles rolled to a 62-0 victory.
Drew Pritt rushed eight times for 104 yards and touchdowns of 11 and 66 yards. He also ran in five two-point conversions. Jett Cogar rushed four times for 95 yards and a 35-yard TD. He also completed 6 of 10 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Tyler Cox, who caught three passes for 104 yards, had touchdown catches of 42 and 56 yards while also returning a kickoff 77 yards to the house to open the second half. Baine Cogar caught five passes for 105 yards, including a 34-yard TD. He also recovered a fumble and returned it 55 yards for a TD.
Braxton outgained Webster 443 yards to 111. Conner Bell led Webster with 36 yards on 18 carries. He also caught three passes for 35 yards.
Ripley 35, Shady Spring 14
RIPLEY — Kadin Hall scored three touchdowns to lead Ripley past visiting Shady Springs 35-14 Friday night.
Hall rushed for an 8-yard touchdown and a 20-yard touchdown to spot the Vikings a 14-0 lead. Late in the first half, Hall caught a 14-yard TD from Ty Stephens to give Ripley a 21-7 halftime advanatge.
At the 4:06 mark in the third quarter, Joey Ramsey rushed for an 8-yard TD. With 2:24 left in the fourth, Blake Cummings caught a 7-yard scoring strike to Stephens to stretch the lead to 35-7.
Shady Springs scored on a pair TD connections from Jared Lilly to Jadon Hershberger, one from 8 yards out and the other from 29 out.
Hall finished with 169 yards on 23 carries while Ramsey added 97 on 19. Stephens was 4 for 8 for 65 yards through the air.
Hershberher led the visitors with 106 yards on 16 total touches (14 for 69 on the ground). Lilly was 10 for 16 for 108 yards and two TDs.
St. Marys 54, South Harrison 6
LOST CREEK — A strong first half from the St. Marys offense helped the 7-1 Blue Devils defeat South Harrison on the road, 54-6. It was another big night for head coach Jodi Moteás running attach, as all but one offensive score (a 73-yard catch by Ben Long) came on the ground. Tre Moss led the charge with 122 yards on 10 attempts with two scores. Quarterback Brennan Boron helped his own cause for the first points of the game, as he picked off a Caden Davis pass and ran it back 45 yards to the house.
Another Boron score and a pair of Moss touchdowns put the game out of reach midway through the 2nd quarter, as the Blue Devils kept rolling as one of the top teams in Class A. In total, SMHS had almost triple the yards of South Harrison (320-114) They welcome a winless Ravenswood squad to town for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff under the Friday night lights.
Wahama 45, Calhoun County 14
MT. ZION — Wahama’s Sawyer Vanmeter accounted for four scores, as Calhoun County dropped a home contest to the visiting Falcons, 45-14. Despite Grant Sterns’s near-100 yard night on the ground, the Falcons kept moving the ball to the tune of 20 first downs to Calhoun’s 12. An Ian Persinger touchdown run from four yards away got the Red Devils on the board with 4:56 in the 2nd, but Wahama clamped down the rest of the half. The other CCHS score came from Sterns with 7:30 remaining in the contest. The loss keeps Calhoun winless at 0-6, as the team travels on Friday to a Wirt County team fighting for positions in the Class A playoff picture.