Roundup: Kurt Taylor’s record night helps Warren torch Meigs, 66-28
VINCENT — Kurt Taylor, Josh Welch and the entire Warren offense came to play in a 66-28 victory over Meigs Friday night.
Taylor put up monster passing numbers, going 23 for 32 for 476 yards and seven touchdowns. Welch was his top target, catching four balls for 130 yards and three scores. Brandon Simoniette channeled his playmaking abilities as well, hauling in eight passes for 142 yards and two TDs, while Evan Gandee went off for six catches, 144 yards and a score.
In all, Warren amassed 669 total yards of offense in the game to improve to 2-1.
The game went back and forth in the first half, starting with Meigs’ Landon Acree taking the opening kickoff for a touchdown.
Warren, which plays host to Cambridge next Friday, answered when Taylor and Simoniette hooked up on a touchdown pass to cut it to 7-6.
Gandee came up with an interception on Meigs’ ensuing possession and Warren converted the turnover into a John Shoup 28-yard rushing TD. That made it 13-7 Warren.
Abe Lundy responded for Meigs with a rushing touchdown to put the Marauders back in front at the end of the first quarter.
Brayden Gerber scored a 4-yard rushing touchdown to give Warren the lead, but Jake McElroy matched him with a rushing TD of his own to Meigs up 21-20.
Finally, Taylor hit Joel Chevalier for a 28-yard touchdown pass at the 7:28 mark to put the Warriors in front for good, 27-21.
Shoup rushed for a 1-yard TD run and Taylor connected with Welch from 30 yards out for a score to make it 46-21 at halftime.
Taylor and the Warriors poured it on in the third quarter as the junior quarterback hooked up with Welch and Simoniette for long touchdown passes. Finally, Evan Gandee was on the receiving of a 90-yard scoring strike from Taylor with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter to compete the rout. Gerber led Warren with 71 yards on 10 carries while Shoup added 51 yards on six rushes.
Belpre 42, Miller 7
CORNING — Jeremy Weaver had a big night for the Belpre Golden Eagles, rushing 19 times for 296 yards and four touchdowns as Belpre defeated Miller 42-7 Friday night.
Belpre (1-2) got 4 and 9-yard touchdowns from Weaver to open up a 14-0 lead with 7:15 left in the first half.
Miller (1-2) got on the board thanks to a touchdown pass by Colby Bartley, but Weaver quickly responded with a 60-yard TD run to go back up two scores.
It was all Belpre from there as Connor Baker scored on a 14-yard touchdown run, Weaver ran in from 42 yards out and Jordan Harrington carried for a 1-yard score.
Nick Godfrey chipped in 86 yards on 10 carries while Cody Daugherty added 47 yards on five totes.
The Golden Eagles return home next week against Wahama.
South Harrison 28,
Parkersburg Catholic 21
LOST CREEK, W.Va. — Parkersburg Catholic threw for three touchdowns, but four turnovers didn’t help the cause for the Crusaders here Friday night as host South Harrison came away with a 28-21 victory.
Nick Stricker’s 16-yard TD reception from Xavier Collie made it a 14-7 game at halftime, but Landon McFadden hauled in the Hawks’ lone reception of the game in the third quarter — a 21-yard score from Jared Robinson — for a 20-7 cushion entering the fourth.
Stricker opened the scoring in the final quarter with a 41-yard scoring strike from Jeb Boice, who led the visitors with 20 rushes for 66 yards. However, McFadden found paydirt again, this time on a 9-yard scamper, to give SHHS (1-2) a 28-14 cushion.
The Crusaders, now 1-2 with a home game next Friday night at Parkersburg’s Stadium Field versus Wirt County, dented the scoreboard once more when Jalen Brunny had a 25-yard catch from Boice. Clayton Dexter’s third extra point set the final score.
McFadden finished with game-highs of 25 rushes for 124 yards.
Stricker had three grabs for 109 stripes and Brunny had three receptions for 45 yards.
New Lexington 63,
NEW LEXINGTON — Visiting Morgan had trouble getting anything going in a 63-0 loss to New Lexington Friday night.
The Raiders musted just 35 total yards of offense. The Panthers pushed Morgan backward on the ground all night as the Raiders carried 20 times for minus-12 yards.
Christian Vance ran for three straight touchdowns in the first quarter before Logan Ratliff returned an interception for a touchdown and then threw a TD to CJ Ratliff, making it 35-0 at the end of one.
New Lex added 21 more points in the second quarter to take a 56-0 halftime lead.
Morgan limited to the Panthers to just seven points in the second half.
Belpre 42, Miller 7
BHS (1-2) 7 14 14 7 — 42
Miller (1-2) 0 7 0 0 — 7
B: Jeremiah Weaver 4 run, Tyce Church kick, 6:11 1st
B: Weaver 9 run, Church kick, 7:15 2nd
M: 6 pass from Colby Bartley, kick good, 3:30 2nd
B: Weaver 60 run, Church kick, 3:09 2nd
B: Connor Baker 14 run, Church kick, 3:40 3rd
B: Weaver 42 run, Church kick, 1:01 3rd
B: Jordan Harrington 1 run, Church kick, 7:07 4th
Belpre: Rushing: Weaver 16-296; Nick Godfrey 10-86; Cody Daugherty 5-47; TJ Allder 3-14; Shawn Tabler 2-5; Baker 2-26; Lucas Fullerton 2-1; Jordan Harrington 2-5; Passing: Baker 2-6-0, 16 yards; Receiving: Walker Feick 2-16
Next game: Wahama at Belpre, 7:30 p.m. Friday
South Harrison 28, Parkersburg Catholic 21
PCHS (1-2) 0 7 0 14 — 21
SHHS (1-2) 6 8 6 8 — 28
SH: McFadden 4 run (run failed), 1st
SH: Robinson 6 run (Haddix pass from Robinson) 2nd
PC: Nick Stricker 16 pass from Xavier Collie (Clayton Dexter kick) 2nd
SH: McFadden 21 pass from Robinson (run failed) 3rd
PC: Stricker 41 pass from Boice (Dexter kick) 4th
SH: McFadden 9 run (Hess pass from Robinson) 4th
PC: Jalen Brunny 25 pass from Boice (Dexter kick) 4th
First downs 7 9
Rushing yards 87 208
Passing yards 154 21
Total yards 241 229
Passing 6-15-3 1-2-0
Punts-average 2-18 5-34
Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-1
Penalties-yards 4-25 11-95
RUSHING: PC: Jeb Boice 20-66, Jalen Brunny 7-19, Ethan Lang 1-15, Xavier Collie 2-(-6); SH: Landon McFadden 25-124, Jacob Haddix 15-53, Jaren Robinson 10-31; PASSING: PC: Boice 5-10-0, 138 yards; Collie 1-5-3, 16 yards; SH: Robinson 1-2-0, 21 yards; RECEIVING: PC: Nick Stricker 3-109, Brunny 3-45; SH: McFadden 1-21
Next game: Wirt County at Parkersburg Catholic 7 p.m. Friday at Stadium Field.
New Lexington 63, Morgan 0
MHS 0 0 0 0 — 0
NLHS 35 21 7 0 — 63
N: Christian Vance 20 run, Vance run, 10:56 1st
N: Vance 2 run, Hunter Kellogg kick, 7:39 1st
N: Vance 42 run, Kellogg kick, 5:42 1st
N: Logan Ratliff 40 interception return, kick failed, 5:19 1st
N: CJ Ratliff 5 pass from Logan Ratliff, Kellogg kick, :46 1st
N: Logan Ratliff 5 run, Kellogg kick, 10:50 2nd
N: Lane Talbert 15 run, Kellogg kick, 7:15 2nd
N: Brady Hanson 12 pass from CJ Ratliff, Kellogg kick, 2:03 2nd
N: Seth Burgess 2 run, Kellogg kick, 5:26 3rd
First downs 11 30
Rushes-yards 20-(-12) 36-232
Passing yards 47 173
Total yards 35 425
Passing 5-19-3 10-17-0
Fumbles-lost 4-1 3-1
Penalties-yards 14-155 6-80
Parkersburg 35, Woodrow Wilson 6
WWHS (1-2) 3 3 0 0 — 6
PHS (2-1) 0 13 9 13 — 35
W: Joseph Wells 44 field goal 3:19, 1st
P: Braeden Mason 21 pass from Bryson Singer (Sam Potts kick) 9:55, 2nd
P: Potts 50 pass from Singer (kick failed) 4:22, 2nd
W: Wells 44 field goal 2:39, 2nd
P: Potts 29 field goal 8:47, 3rd
P: Xadrian Snodgrass 2 run (kick blocked) 4:32, 3rd
P: Snodgrass 3 run (Potts kick) 9:28, 4th
P: Michael Owen 6 run (kick failed) 3:42, 4th
First downs 10 20
Rushes-yards 36-60 41-259
Passing yards 68 138
Total yards 128 397
Passing 10-22-1 7-13-0
Punts-average 2-42.5 2-31.0
Fumbles-lost 2-1 1-1
Penalties-yards 8-57 7-50
RUSHING: WWHS: Caleb Hockett 1-5, Hezekyiah Creasy 3-36, Team 2-(-16), Zach Weaver 10-5, Maddex McMillen 5-(-10), Mykel McDowell 2-6, Martay Lee 9-22, Jacobe Harville 4-12; PHS: Michael Owen 1-15, Bryson Singer 20-133, Braeden Mason 1-11, Justin Waybright 4-15, Xadrian Snodgrass 15-85; PASSING: WWHS: McMillen 10-22-1, 68 yards; PHS: Singer 7-13-0, 138 yards; RECEIVING: WWHS: Antwon Burnett 3-15, Bryant Jones 2-23, Weaver 3-26, M. Lee 1-2, LaMont Lee, Jr. 1-2; PHS: Mason 4-48, Sam Potts 3-90
Next games: Huntington at Woodrow Wilson 7:30 p.m. Friday; Parkersburg at Capital 7:30 p.m. Friday.