Prep football roundup: Tigers rout Bishops
ZANESVILLE – Marietta churned out 366 rushing yards and six different players scored touchdowns as the Tigers routed Rosecrans 53-7 for their second win of the season Friday night.
Three minutes into the game, John Henry connected with Connor Beavers on a 14-yard touchdown pass to put Marietta up 6-0.
The Tigers did not throw the ball the rest of the game, as head coach Adam Eichhorn and his staff elected to pound the ball with the ground game.
Freshman Aaron Elliot led the team with 125 yards on eight carries. Elliot had two touchdowns runs of 74 and 54 yards. Quinton Coffield and Garrett Davis each ran the ball four times for 62 yards. Davis had a pair of scores and Coffield had one.
Spencer Frum and Chance Wright each had a rushing TD, as well.
Rosecrans’ lone score came late in the third quarter on a 4-yard run by Michael Fisher. The Bishops’ only other offense came from Parker Moore, who had 110 yards on 26 rushes.
The Tigers out-gained Rosecrans 380-174. MHS did not turn the ball over, but did force and recover two Bishops fumbles.
The Tigers are now 2-5 overall on the season and will host New Philadelphia next week on homecoming night.
Williamstown 55, Oak Glen 25
NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. – Jake Tracewell tossed three touchdown passes and ran for two more here Friday night as fifth-ranked, Class A, Williamstown rolled to a 55-25 victory against host Oak Glen.
The Yellowjackets, now 5-1 with a road trip set for next Friday at Wirt County, led 41-7 at halftime.
Tracewell rushed for 131 yards and hit 10 of 19 passes for 133 stripes. Dakota Watson had TD caches of 12 and 28 yards and also had a 3-yard TD run.
Trace Hart led WHS with 78 yards rushing on 17 attempts. He scored a pair of six-pointers – a 2-yard and a 22-yard run.
David Hasting’s also grabbed a 12-yard touchdown reception from Tracewell.
St. Marys 53, Calhoun County 12
MT. ZION -Top-ranked St. Marys burst out to a 47-6 halftime lead over winless Calhoun County here Friday then called off the dogs and settled for a 53-12 win over the Red Devils.
David Gray scored four touchdowns, on rushes of 36, 40 and 4 yards, as well as a 55-yard interception return as the Blue Devils ran their record to 6-0. Jeremy Pratt, Colby Brode, Corey Stewart and Noah Spitzer also scored for the Blue Devils, with Brode hauling in a 49-yard TD pass from Michael Stout. Calhoun (0-6) got a pair of rushing TDs from Logan Moore.
St. Marys will entertain Magnolia next Friday while Calhoun will travel to Spencer where Roane County will celebrate Homecoming.
Waterford 44, Green 6
FRANKLIN FURNACE- The Waterford Wildcats snapped their five-game losing streak in a big way Friday night as they rolled to a 44-6 victory over the Green Bobcats.
The Wildcats led 16-0 at halftime before exploding for 14 points each in the final two quarters of the game.
Senior Austin Lang paced the Waterford attack with an even 200 yards rushing on 17 carries for a pair of touchdowns, while freshman quarterback Isaac Huffman completed 10-of-17 pass attempts for 164 yards and a pair of scores.
Dalton Ball and Brendan Dailey caught a touchdown pass each for the green and white while Jaret McCutcheon and Tyler McCutcheon scored fourth quarter rushing touchdowns of one and 35-yards respectively.
Waterford totaled 460 total yards in the game compared to just 192 for Green.
The win improved the Wildcats season mark to 2-5, while the Bobcats slipped to 2-5 with the loss.
Waterford remains on the road next week when they travel to Racine to take on the Southern Tornados in a Tri Valley Conference Hocking Division contest.
Maysville 63, Morgan 0
ZANESVILLE – The struggles for the Morgan Raiders continued Friday night against Maysville, as the Panthers handed the blue and gray and 63-0 pounding.
Maysville did whatever it wanted to offensively, gaining 571 total yards of offense and picking up 24 first downs.
Chase Roberts had four total touchdowns to lead the Panther offense.
Morgan (0-7), on the other hand, had just seven first downs in the game and 163 total yards.
Kody Driggs carried the ball 23 times for 64 yards. The Raiders completed one pass in the game, a 60-yarder from Mason Edgell to Michael Apperson, on two attempts.
Trace Coleman recovered a fumble for Morgan.
The Raiders will look to turn things around next week when they host Crooksville.