Frontier travels to Ritchie in search of win streak
ELLENBORO, W.Va. — After allowing 60 points in their season opener in a lop-sided loss to Pioneer Valley Conference rival Shenandoah, Frontier dished out the punishment in week number two by demolishing Beallsville 61-6.
The Cougars scored eight touchdowns in 10 possessions against the Devils, coming up short only when the clock expired at the end of the half and again at the end of the game.
Junior running back Joel Lewis had a career game for the Russ Morris-led Cougars as he rushed for 258 yards and three touchdowns on just eight carries.
Quarterback Lane Snyder was equally impressive as he completed five-of-seven pass attempts for 142 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Kaylb McQueary and Logan Brookover each caught a touchdown pass while junior transfer Eli Fickiesen carried the ball six times for 53 yards and a touchdown.
Frontier will need to cut down on their penalties in Friday night’s game as they totaled 100 penalty yards against Beallsville, 13 more yards than they allowed on defense.
The Rebels came out of the gate strong with a thrilling 24-22 win over Tyler Consolidated but fell to Parkersburg Catholic 32-28 Saturday at Stadium Field.
Trey Moss led the way for RC with 76 yards on 14 carries while Garrett Owens carried the ball eight times for 40 yards.
Dakota Wagner completed four-of-five pass attempts for 97 yards including a 24-yard scoring strike to Tatem McCloy.
Last season in New Matamoras, the Cougars were 22-6 victors.
WARREN (0-2) AT POINT PLEASANT (2-0)
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Warriors and first-year head coach Dan Day hope the third time will be the charm as they look to record their first win of the season Friday night at unbeaten Point Pleasant.
Warren has managed to score 20-plus points in each of their first two games but must tighten up a defense that has allowed 51 and 55 points respectively in season opening losses to Athens (51-26) and Marietta (55-21).
The royal blue and white scored all of their points against the Tigers in the second half as Brandon Simoniette hauled in a pair of scoring tosses and Brett Gandee a third from sophomore Kurt Taylor.
Taylor completed four-of-12 pass attempts for 119 yards with the three touchdowns while also leading the Warriors in rushing with 40 yards on 11 carries.
While Day is looking for his initial win as Warrior head coach. 11th-year Big Black head coach David Darst recorded his 100th career win last Friday in a 58-7 shellacking of South Harrison.
Quarterback Cason Payne led the way for PPHS as he passed for 160 yards while rushing for 59 more on just five rushes.
The Big Blacks amassed 490 total yards in the game including 310 on the ground led by Brady Adkins who totaled an even 100 yards on eight totes.
Point Pleasant dominated the Warriors last year in Vincent 54-7.
MILLER (1-1) AT BELPRE (0-2)
BELPRE — After a pair of tough losses to begin the season, the Mike DeVol-led Golden Eagles will try once gain to get in the win column when they host the Miller Falcons Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium.
Belpre has struggled in the first few weeks against a pair of perennial playoff teams in Fort Frye (42-14) and Trimble (35-0).
The biggest struggle early on for the black and orange has been their offense early in games as they have yet to score a single point in the first half.
The Eagles will look to get quarterback Connor Baker and running back Jesse Collins going against a Miller team that pounded Wahama (40-0) last week after falling to Berne Union (26-0) in their opener.
Key players for the Falcons include quarterback Colby Bartley, receiver Kylan McClain and running back Devon Crabtree.
Belpre will be looking to revenge last seasons 21-0 loss to Miller.
SHENANDOAH (1-1) AT BEAVER LOCAL (1-1)
LISBON — The Zeps hit the road for the first time in the 2018 season looking to bounce back from a tough 38-14 loss to Bellaire last week.
Shenandoah could not make the one big play they needed last week to get over the hump against the Big Red as they were stymied three straight times in the second half on fourth down while trailing by just four points.
All-Ohio quarterback Boone Jones has fired seven touchdowns in the first two weeks to lead the Zepplins while receiver Aden Laipply has caught three of them including a long 76-yarder against Bellaire in the opening period.
Shenandoah opened their season with a 60-14 win over Frontier.
The Beavers opened their season with a solid 35-6 win over Wellsville but took it on the chin last week in a 50-7 loss to West Branch.
Tight end Payne Allen and quarterback Ethan Lewis provided the Beavers with their only score of the game when they hooked up on an 8-yard touchdown pass.
The two non-conference teams did not meet in 2017.
TUSCARAWAS C.C. (1-1) AT CALDWELL (1-1)
CALDWELL — After rolling to a 38-6 win last Thursday evening over the Eastern Eagles, the Caldwell Redskins will look to notch their first Friday night win of the season when they host the Saints of Tuscarawas Central Catholic.
TCC comes into the game on a high note after scoring a hard-fought 14-6 win over Grove City Christian, one week after suffering a 41-7 season opening loss to Greensburg Central (Pa.)
Key players for the Saints include quarterback Alex Price and receiver/defensive back Nathan Price.
The Grant Gaydos-led Redskins rebounded from a 28-13 loss to Buckeye Trail to easily dismantle Eastern at the Noble County Fairgrounds.
Caldwell’s ground game was dominate against the Eagles as Caden Moore, Drew Ivey and Dalton Wheeler combined for 239 yards and four touchdowns.
Redskin sophomore signal caller Tanner DeVolld completed 7-of-13 pass attempts for 116 yards, all into the hands of Robbie Cool (4-83) and Zeke Liston (3-33).
ST. MARYS (0-1) AT ROANE COUNTY (0-2)
SPENCER, W.Va. — The Blue Devils find themselves in the unfamiliar territory of needing a win to pull even as they travel to Spencer to take on the winless Roane County Raiders.
After having their bye week to open the season, St. Marys came up on the short end of a 21-14 decision to Scott at home Friday night.
The young Devils got a 38-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Patterson to Lucas Lipscomb in the second half to pull within seven but could get no closer in last week’s loss.
The Raiders have fallen to Liberty Harrison (42-22) and Lincoln County (37-6) in the first two weeks of the season.
Key players to watch for Roane include 5-11, 217 pound running back Josh Huffman as well as quarterback Danny Bush, running back Isaac Ryan and lineman Christian Love.
The two schools did not play one another in 2017.
PARKERSBURG SOUTH (1-1) AT ATHENS (1-1)
THE PLAINS — South will play their first road game of the season Friday when they travel to Athens to take on a Bulldog team looking to rebound from a tough loss at the hands of Fairland last week (35-31).
Athens opened the season with a 51-26 win over Warren and easily could be 2-0.
The Dogs are led by quarterback Clay Davis and running back Evan Adams.
The Patriots opened the season with a 27-7 win over Ripley before falling last week to University (24-7).
South had several opportunities against University to reach the end zone but a 61-yard touchdown pass from Brayden Mooney to Nick Yoho proved to be their lone score.
The two schools last met in the 2010 season with Athens coming away with a 22-7 win.