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Roundup: Williamstown defense dominates Magnolia, 27-0

Photo by Neal Smith Williamstown’s Mason Deem (6) had a pair of touchdown receptions in the Yellowjackets’ 27-0 shutout of visiting Magnolia Friday.

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the first time in more than four decades, Magnolia suffered a season-opening shutout as the Blue Eagle offense never got untracked here Friday night, falling 27-0 to host Williamstown.

The 1-1 Yellowjackets of head coach Terry Smith, who play at Marietta next Friday, led 14-0 after one and 21-0 at intermission as the Blue Eagles were held without a first down until their opening drive of the second half.

WHS got the only score it ended up needing at 2:57 of the first when Brayden Modesitt connected with Mason Deem for a 30-yard touchdown pass. Isaac Joy’s extra point made it 7-0.

On the next ‘Jacket possession, Eric Brown hauled in a 19-yard slant pass on first down to get things going. Modesitt, who was 12 of 13 for 164 yards in the first half, then found an open Nick Bondi, who hauled in the aerial, made a spin move around the 5 and waltzed into the end zone for a 14-0 cushion following Joy’s boot with 16.9 ticks left in the first.

Despite having minus 6 yards on a trio of three-and-outs, Magnolia nearly got a first down on its fourth drive. However, head coach Dave Chapman watched quarterback Caden Cisar’s pass to Silas McKeever get broken up by Logan Richards.

WHS ended up losing a fumble on its ensuing drive when Deem caught a pass, but was stripped by McKeever. Facing a fourth-and-3 at the WHS 39, Cisar’s pass fell incomplete as ‘Jacket Josh Ingram knocked it down at the line of scrimmage.

A 26-yard pass down the sideline to Bondi allowed the hosts to convert a third-and-13 at the Blue Eagle 40. Three plays later, Modesitt bulled in from the 4 and it was 21-0 with 2:10 remaining in the half.

“Obviously, our defense is good. I’d like to see our offense do better,” said coach Smith, whose squad tacked on their final TD via a 26-yard strike with 2:13 left in the third from Modesitt to Deem, who had five grabs for 67 yards.

“(Mike) Hamrick just dominated the line up front there. He’s so big. It seems like we’d like to do better on offense, who wouldn’t? We’ll take it. It’s Magnolia and we don’t beat Magnolia very often.”

Williamstown relied more on its running attack after the break as Jarrett Frazier finished with game-highs of 21 rushes for 91 yards. ‘Jacket backfield mate Ty Moore toted 15 times for 41 stripes. Modesitt finished 14 of 17 for 197 yards. Brown (4-49) and Bondi (5-81) had the other WHS receptions.

“Sometimes the other team has a lot to do with how you look,” admitted Chapman after the game, which was the first time MHS had a season-opening loss via shutout since a 3-0 setback in 1978 to John Marshall at Monarch Stadium.

“The longer I get into coaching, I don’t blame this, this or that. Sometimes you are playing a quality opponent. They got a nice team and are just dominate up front, but Hamrick has worked his butt off and to watch the effort he kept giving.”

The Blue Eagles amassed just a pair of first downs and lost the total yards battle, 340-43. On the ground, Magnolia had 19 attempts for minus 7 stripes.

Cisar finished 5 of 17 for 50 yards and Jason Beisel led the rushers with 11 attempts for 28 yards.

Magnolia faces another stern test at 7 p.m. next Friday when Shadyside invades Alumni Field.

Frontier 47, Beallsville 13

BEALLSVILLE — Noah Barnhart found paydirt thrice and J.D. Schmidt toss a trio of touchdown passes here Friday night as visiting Frontier easily improved to 2-0 following a 47-13 thumping of Beallsville.

The Cougars, who play host at 7 p.m. Friday to Bridgeport, took the lead for good in the first on Barnhart’s 7-yard TD run.

Schmidt, who went 14 of 21 for 163 yards, then found Kalyb McQueary for a 31-yard TD strike to make it 13-0 after one.

Barnhart finished the game with 14 rushes for 114 yards and his 20-yard score and another Schmidt extra point pushed the lead to 20-0 early in the second.

Beallsville (0-2) finally got on the scoreboard thanks to a 22-yard TD pass from Dakota Philips to Brandon Louden, but Barnhart bulled in from the 3 to answer the score and give the Cougars a 27-7 halftime advantage.

The Blue Devils found paydirt at 7:50 of the third when Phillips conneted with Wyatt Brown for a 10-yard touchdown pass, but the hosts never got any closer.

Schmidt tossed two more touchdowns in the third — a 14-yarder to Logan Brookover and a 19-yard to Breckin Hoff.

Cougar freshman signal-caller Lucas Cox also had his first career touchdown pass, a 44-yard hookup with Owen Panozzo, which set the final score.

Tanner Bills added 89 rush yards on just eight attempts in the victory.

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.

Frontier 47, Beallsville 13

FHS (2-0) 13 14 14 6 — 47

BHS (0-2) 0 7 6 0 — 13

F: Noah Barnhart 7 run (J.D. Schmidt kick) 8:57, 1st

F: Kalyb McQueary 31 pass from Schmidt (kick failed) 7:37, 1st

F: Barnhart 20 run (Schmidt kick) 10:26, 2nd

B: Brandon Louden 22 pass from Dakota Phillips (Phillips kick) 8:57, 2nd

F: Barnhart 3 run (Schmidt kick) 4:32, 2nd

B: Wyatt Brown 10 pass from Phillips (kick failed) 7:50, 3rd

F: Logan Brookover 14 pass from Schmidt (Schmidt kick) 5:19, 3rd

F: Breckin Hoff 19 pass from Schmidt (Schmidt kick) 1:39, 3rd

F: Owen Panozzo 44 pass from Lucas Cox (kick failed) 4th

Team stats

FHS BHS

First downs 14 10

Rushes-yards 30-235 23-2

Passing yards 207 193

Total yards 442 195

Passing 15-22-1 15-42-3

Punts-average 3-32 2-40.5

Fumbles-lost 2-0 3-1

Penalties-yards 5-60 5-55

Individual stats

RUSHING: FHS: Noah Barnhart 14-114, Tanner Bills 8-89, J.D. Schmidt 4-24; BHS: Wyatt Brown 4-9; PASSING: FHS: Schmidt 14-21-1, 163 yards; Lucas Cox 1-1-0, 44 yards; BHS: Dakota Phillips 12-38-3, 136 yards; Brown 3-4-0, 57 yards; RECEIVING: FHS: Kalyb McQueary 4-57, Barnhart 4-49, Logan Brookover 4-35, Breckin Hoff 1-19, Owen Panozzo 1-44; BHS: Brandon Louden 5-75, Brown 4-30, Phillips 2-48

Next game: Bridgeport at Frontier, 7 p.m. Friday.

Parkersburg South 48, University 14

South (2-0) 13 14 7 14 — 48

UHS (1-1) 0 0 8 6 — 14

PS: Brandon Penn 12 run (Ben Haught kick) 7:58, 1st

PS: Penn 16 run (kick blocked) 1:48, 1st

PS: Dylan Day 1 run (Haught kick) 8:38, 2nd

PS: Day 10 pass from Penn (Haught kick) 0:19, 2nd

U: Logan Ravar 1 run (Ravar run) 11:11, 3rd

PS: Devin Gaines 4 run (Haught kick) 2:03, 3rd

PS: Gaines 3 run (Haught kick) 11:31, 4th

PS: Levi Rice 7 psas from Sam Schuler (Haught kick) 6:08, 4th

U: Jaeden Hammack 42 pass from Chase Edwards (kick failed) 1:16, 4th

Team stats

PS UHS

First downs 23 14

Rushes-yards 38-348 31-66

Passing yards 181 191

Total yards 528 257

Passing 14-25-1 13-25-0

Punts-average 2-35.0 4-34.8

Fumbles-lost 0-0 4-1

Penalties-yards 11-110 2-20

Individual stats

RUSHING: SOUTH: Brandon Penn 13-142, Devin Gaines 18-130, Dylan Day 3-49, Corey Beverage 3-26; UHS: Logan Ravar 12-42; PASSING: SOUTH: Penn 11-22-1, 133 yards; Sam Schuler 3-3-0, 48 yards; UHS: Joseph McBee 8-17-0, 113; Chase Edwards 5-8-0, 78 yards; RECEIVING: SOUTH: Levi Rice 5-69, Day 4-49, Gaines 2-32, Jake Hogsett 3-31; UHS: Jacob Spearen 3-50; Jaeden Hammack 1-42

Next game: Athens at Parkersburg South 7 p.m. Friday.

Cabell Midland 55, PHS 13

PHS 7 0 0 6 — 13

CMHS 13 21 14 7 — 55

CM: Roberts 8 run (kick failed).

P: Sam Potts 43 pass from Bryanson Singer (Potts kick).

CM: Johnson 10 run (Grobe kick).

CM: Johnson 42 run (Grobe kick).

CM: Roberts 1 run (Grobe kick).

CM: Roberts 15 run (Grobe kick).

CM: Schmidt 60 INT return (Grobe kick).

CM: Caudill 2 run (Grobe kick).

CM: Roberts 38 run (Grobe kick).

P: Owen 2 run (kick failed).

Team Stats

PHS CM

First downs 9 25

Rushes-yards 20-19 62-633

Passing yards 224 34

Total yards 243 667

Passing 9-20-3 1-2-0

Fumbles-lost 4-1 4-2

Penalties-yards 4-18 13-159

Individual Stats

RUSHING: (P) Owen 7-13, Snodgrass 4-9, Waybright 3-7, Mason 1-2, Singer 5-(-12). (CM) Caudill 22-217, Vaughn 12-146, J. Roberts 12-121, Johnson 5-98, Rouse 1-26, Schmidt 3-12, Parrell 1-7, Cummings 2-7, Z. Roberts 1-7, Wolfe 3-(-8).

PASSING: (P) Singer 6-16-3 146, Owen 3-4 78. (CM) J. Roberts 0-1, Schmidt 1-1-0 34.

RECEIVING: (P) Mason 3-119, Potts 2-53, Waybright 2-1, King 1-54, Curry 1(-3). (CM) J. Roberts 1-34.

Next game: Woodrow Wilson at PHS, 7:30 p.m.

St. Marys 34, Scott 7

SMHS 14 13 7 0 — 34

SHS 0 0 0 7 — 7

SM: Richard Dornon 1 run (Max Kreisler kick) 5:35, 1st

SM: Dornon 4 run (Kreisler kick) 1:25, 1st

SM: Brennan Boron 3 run (Kreisler kick) 5:18, 2nd

SM: Lucas Lipscomb 50 pass from Boron (kick failed) 1:51, 2nd

SM: Jason Clayton 9 pass from Boron (Kreisler kick) 1:03, 3rd

S: Matthews 30 run (No. 88 kick) 10:48, 4th

Team stats

SMHS SHS

First downs 16 8

Rushes-yards 39-124 32-80

Passing yards 190 47

Total yards 314 127

Passing 11-14-0 4-12-0

Punts-average 2-46 3-32.6

Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties-yards 1-5 9-81

Individual stats

Rushing: SM – Ben Long 14-38, Dylan Patterson 7-15; S – Matthews 4-47, Dingus 10-51; Passing: SM – Brennan Boron 9-12, 159 yards; Jason Clayton 2-2, 31 yards; S – Hughes 4-12, 47 yards; Receiving: SM – Lucas Lipscomb 3-99, Logan Wright 4-57; S – Clay 2-40

Next game: St. Marys at Ritchie County, 7 p.m. Sept. 20

Williamstown 27, Magnolia 0

MHS (0-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0

WHS (1-1) 14 7 6 0 — 27

WT: Mason Deem 30 pass from Brayden Modesitt (Isaac Joy kick) 2:57, 1st

WT: Nick Bondi 22 pass from Modesitt (Joy kick) 16.9, 1st

WT: Modesitt 4 run (Joy kick) 2:10, 2nd

WT: Deem 26 pass from Modesitt (kick failed) 2:13, 3rd

Team stats

MHS WHS

First downs 2 19

Rushes-yards 19-(-7) 47-143

Passing yards 50 197

Total yards 43 340

Passing 5-17-0 14-17-0

Punts-average 10-30.5 4-39.3

Fumbles-lost 1-0 2-1

Penalties-yards 3-25 6-61

Individual stats

RUSHING: MHS: Team 1-0, Caden Cisar 4-(-22), Logan Beegle 1-(-10), James Stillwagoner 2-(-3), Jason Beisel 11-28; WHS: Team 3-(-16), Brayden Modesitt 8-27, Ty Moore 15-41, Jarrett Frazier 21-91; PASSING: MHS: Cisar 5-17-0, 50 yards; WHS: Modesitt 14-17-0, 197 yards; RECEIVING: MHS: Gavin Postlethwait 2-26, Stillwagoner 1-(-3), Silas McKeever 2-27; WHS: Mason Deem 5-67, Eric Brown 4-49, Nick Bondi 5-81

Next games: Shadyside at Magnolia 7 p.m. Friday; Williamstown at Marietta 7 p.m. Friday.

Ritchie 50, Parkersburg Catholic 13

PCHS (1-1) 0 0 7 6 — 13

RCHS (2-0) 14 14 6 16 — 50

RC: Gus Morrison 82 kickoff return, 1st

RC: Morrison 23 run (Graden McKinney psas from Ethan Haught) 1st

RC: Garrett Owens 8 run (Owens run) 2nd

RC: Owens 7 run 2nd

PC: N/A 7 run (kick good) 3rd

RC: Tre Moss 50 run 3rd

RC: Owens 1 run (Morrison pass from Haught) 4th

RC: Moss 3 run (Kayden Procacina pass from Haught) 4th

PC: N/A 4 run 4th

Team stats

PC RC

First downs 8 16

Rushes-yards 30-139 36-342

Passing yards 9 12

Total yards 148 354

Passing 1-12-0 3-8-0

Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-0

Penalties-yards 4-14 10-89

Individual stats

RUSHING: RITCHIE: Gus Morrison 1-23, Kayden Procacina 4-62, Tre Moss 15-113, Garrett Owens 17-147; PASSING: RITCHIE: Ethan Haught 3-13-0, 12 yards; Graden McKinney 0-1-0, 0 yards; RECEIVING: RITCHIE: Morrison 1-0, Kayden Procacina 1-2, McKinney 1-10

Next games: Parkersburg Catholic at South Harrison, 7 p.m. Friday; St. Marys at Ritchie County 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.

Eastern 20, Caldwell 14

CHS (0-2) 0 7 7 0 — 14

EHS (2-0) 7 0 0 13 — 20

E: Blake Newland 1 run (Mason Dishong kick) 6:42 1st

C: Braxton Dudley 4 run (Alejandro Poza kick) 4:11 2nd

C: Dudley 65 run (Poza kick) 1:50 3rd

E: Dishong 10 pass from Brady Yonker (Dishong kick) 10:24 4th

E: Dishong 6 pass from Yonker (kick failed) 1:46 4th

Team stats

C E

First Downs 5 12

Rushes-Yards 36-154 38-183

Pass Yards 39 38

Total Yards 193 221

Comp-Att-Int 5-15-1 5-13-0

Penalties-Yards 7-55 5-40

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0

Individual stats

RUSHING: C: Braxton Dudley 9-80, Caden Moore 16-71, Chris Hill 1-3; E: Steve Fitzgerald 13-110, Blake Newland 20-74, Brayden Smith 2-2, TEAM 3-(-3); PASSING: C: Braxton Dudley 5-15-1 39; E: Brady Yonker 4-12-0 38, Conner Ridenour 1-1-0 0; RECEIVING: C: Whyatt Parks 4-28, Skylar VanFossen 1-11; E: Brayden Smith 2-22, Mason Dishong 2-16, Blake Newland 1-0.

Tri-Valley 44, Morgan 13

TVHS (2-0) 23 14 7 0 — 44

MHS (0-2) 0 6 0 7 — 13

T: Safety, 10:45 1st

T: Blake Sands 67 kick return, Kaden Bay kick, 1:05 1st

T: Sands 25 run, Bay kick, 7:59 1st

T: Alex Williams 17 pass from Aidan Fritter, Bay kick, 4:31 1st

T: Sands 29 run, Morgan Williamson kick, 10:03 2nd

M: Lucas Waters 1 run, run failed, 3:30 2nd

T: Sands 68 pass from Fritter, Bay kick, :19 2nd

T: Sands 1 run, Williamson kick, 7:32 3rd

M: Waters 5 run, Jordan Raines kick, 1:06 4th

Team stats

TVHS MHS

First downs 14 11

Rushes-yards 20-103 26-(-2)

Passing yards 221 130

Total yards 324 128

Passing 13-19-0 8-20-0

Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-2

Penalties-yards 4-25 3-30

Punts-average 1-62 6-32.7

Individual stats

Rushing: T: Sands 5-70; M: Brady White 7-13; Colton Young 1-12; Cobey Hodge 5-6; Passing: Fritter 7-10-0, 185 yards; M: Waters 8-20-0, 130 yards; Receiving: T: Sands 1-68; DJ cross 1-39; Williams 3-35; Rob Wachter 1-28; Keaton Williamson 2-26; Bay 3-17; Ethan Jenkins 2-8; M: Karsen Mayle 2-49; Colton Young 2-34; Adam Niceswanger 2-28; Gabe Altier 1-11; Hodge 1-8

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