Prep football roundup: Golden Eagles, Zeps triumph
REEDSVILLE – Belpre snapped a four-game losing streak Friday night with 35-6 TVC Hocking Division triumph over host Eastern.
“It was an excellent defensive effort on our part,” said Golden Eagle head coach Greg Adams of his team, now 2-4, heading into next Friday’s home game versus South Gallia at 7:30 p.m., as Adams’ theme of “unity and execution” paid dividends against Eastern, now also 2-4.
Dijon Bedgood scored three touchdowns for Belpre, while Manney Tullius and Tavian Miller each tallied a Golden Eagle six-pointer.
Cambridge 52, Marietta 8
CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge scored the first 52 points of the game, including 21 first quarter points, to easily dispatch the Marietta Tigers Friday night.
The Bobcats ran for 371 yards on the night and held MHS to just 177 total yards.
Marietta finall got on the board with 6:28 remaining in the game on a 30-yard touchdown run from Connor Beavers. Brent Huck completed a pass to Spencer Frum for the two-point conversion to account for Marietta’s points.
Garrett Davis was the Tigers’ top offensive performer with 72 yards on six carries. John Henry was 5-of-13 passing for 56 yards, his leading receiver being Beavers, who had two catches for 26 yards.
It’s back to the drawing board for Marietta head coach Adam Eichhorn and his staff, as the Tigers fell to 1-5 on the year. They will be back on the road next week at Zanesville to take on Rosecrans.
Shenandoah 32, Buckeye Trail 21
SARAHSVILLE- The Shenandoah Zeps came up with a huge 32-21 Pioneer Valley Conference victory Friday night over the visiting Buckeye Trail Warriors to snap a 15-game losing streak.
Jacob Rossiter returned the opening kick off 83-yards for a touchdown and Michael Vanfossen scored a pair of first quarter touchdowns to send the Zeps out to an early 20-6 lead.
Shenandoah extended their lead to 20 at 26-6 in the second period on a Kyle Baker 1-yard touchdown run.
The Warriors rallied with single touchdowns in the second and third quarters to trim the lead to five, but Shenandoah’s Ryan Lovette broke a 31-yard touchdown run with 4:09 to play to seal the first Zep victory since back in 2011.
Vanfossen led all rushers in the game as the sophomore tallied 121 yards on 24 carries, while Lovette finished with 40 rushing yards and 41 receiving yards.
Trail (2-4) was paced by Travis Pontius who rushed for 150 yards on 25 carries.
The win improved Shenandoah’s season mark to 1-5 and was the first for head coach Kaleb Lawrence.
The Zeps travel to Monroe Central next week for yet another PVC battle.
Magnolia 32, Monroe Central 8
NEW MARTINSVILLE -Magnolia kept its Class A playoffs alive here Friday night, blasting visiting Monroe Central, 32-8, in a result that left both teams at 3-3.
The Blue Eagles got 145 yards and a pair of touchdowns from Drew Keller, who had the game’s first score on a 2-yard TD run and later added a 45-yard interception return. Jake Brill rushed for a Magnolia TD and hit Kyle Ritz with a 10-yard six-pointer while Yale Wetzel closed out the scoring with a 33-yard TD run.
The Blue Eagles will remain at home next Friday night when Weir comes calling.
John Glenn 58, Morgan 0
NEW CONCORD – John Glenn scored 44 first half points to quickly put away the Morgan Raiders Friday. The Raiders accumulated just 81 total yards of offense, 58 of which came from Kody Driggs on 13 carries.
Blake Atkins rushed for four touchdowns in the game, the longest being from 42 yards out, to lead the way for John Glenn.
Morgan remains winless this season at 0-6.