Prep football roundup: Fort Frye, Caldwell victorious
SARAHSVILLE – Colten Shuster rushed for four touchdowns as the Fort Frye Cadets downed the Shenadoah Zeps 35-7 in a Pioneer Valley Conference match up.
Shuster scored on runs of five, six, and seven yards respectively in the first half before capping his career night with a one-yard plunge in the third quarter.
The Cadets led 21-0 late in the first half before Shenandoah quarterback Tanner Moore connected on a 50-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Rossiter with only 21 seconds left on the clock.
Shuster led all rushers in the game with 91 yards on 15 carries while also hauling in three pass receptions for 35 yards.
Fort Frye quarterback Chandler Lang completed 8-of-12 pass attempts for 151 yards while rushing for 87 yards on 13 carries.
Michael Vanfossen led Shenandoah with 88 yards rushing on 16 carries, while Moore cpmpleted 6-of-12 passes for 84 yards.
The Fort improves to 7-2 with the win while Shenandoah slips to 1-8.
The Cadets close out their season at home next week versus Rosecrans while Shenandoah travels to Caldwell.
Caldwell 46, West Muskingum 8
ZANESVILLE – With a 46-8 win over West Muskingum Friday, the Caldwell Redskins have clinched a Division VII Region 25 state playoff berth.
At 7-2 overall, the Redskinswill be playing in Week 11 regardless of what happens next week against Shenandoah.
Bricker Lori had 102 rushing yards on 10 carries and quarterback Tanner Clark hooked up with Tanner Baker on four completions for 122 yards.
Caldwell totaled 325 yards in the game and surrendered just 186 to the Tornadoes. West M was plagued by three interceptions and two lost fumbles, while the Redskins did not turn the ball over in the contest.
Caldwell scored the first 46 points of the game before the Tornadoes finally got on the board late in the final quarter.
Philo 55, Morgan 0
DUNCAN FALLS – For the second straight week, Morgan High dropped a 55-0 decision to a Muskingum Valley League opponent.
This week, it was to Philo, which amassed 470 yards of total offense. In addition to pitching a shutout, the Electrics’ defense held the Raiders to just 81 yards on offense. Quarterback Michael Apperson led Morgan with 32 yards on 11 carries.
Nathan Delozier had a game-high 94 rushing yards on 13 carries. Zak Sheridan was 7-for-13 passing for 127 yards and three touchdowns.
The Raiders fell to 0-9 with the loss and will host West Muskingum on Senior Night at the Athletic Field next Friday night.
St. Marys 42, South Harrison 0
ST. MARYS, W.Va. -Noah Spitzer scored three touchdowns and David Gray had a pair of six-pointers as No. 1 St. Marys ran its record to 8-0 with a 42-0 Little Kanawha Conference win over visiting South Harrison Friday night at Imlay Field.
The Blue Devils of coach Jodi Mote, who already have clinched a state playoff berth, scored 28 first-half points with Spitzer hauling in an 11-yard TD pass from Michael Stout for the game’s first six-pointer and also scoring on a 4-yard run just before intermission. In between those scores, Corey Stewart scored on a 35-yard run and Gray tallied from 44 yards out. St. Marys got second-half TDs from Spitzer on a 10-yard gray and Gray, who hauled in a 28-yard pass from Stout.
St. Marys rushed for 249 yards while the Blue Devils defense limited South Harrison (2-6) to just 56 total yards.