Cougars blow out Valley; Raiders get first win of season
PINE GROVE, W.Va. — Frontier cruised to a 53-0 win over Valley (Wetzel) Friday night, improving to 7-1 on the season.
The Cougars, who visit Monroe Central next Friday, kicked off the scoring on a 13-yard touchdown run by Noah Barnhart. Tanner Bills’ 80-yard interception return for a TD followed by Joel Lewis’ 27-yard scoring jaunt made it 22-0 after a quarter.
Lewis rushed for a 5-yard TD to start the second quarter. Logan Brookover then hauled in a 15-yard touchdown catch from J.D. Schmidt before Barnhart’s 2-yard TD burst made it 41-0 at halftime.
Kalyb McQueary caught a 35-yard TD strike from Schmidt and Barnhart rushed for a 4-yard score to cap the scoring.
Barnhart carried 10 times for 127 yards and three TDs. Lewis added 117 yards and two scores on 10 rushes. Schmidt was 9 for 15 passing for 131 yards and two TDs.
Valley, which tallied just 54 total yards of offense, was led by Gabe Satterfield’s 32 yards on 12 rushes.
Breckin Hoff had an interception for the Cougars defensively.
Morgan 20, Logan Elm 0
MCCONNELSVILLE — Morgan celebrated homecoming with a school record 10 sacks and its first triumph of the season here Friday night as the Raiders blanked Logan Elm, 20-0.
Gabe Altier’s 70-yard touchdown pass to Kaden Williams at 11:03 of the third quarter proved to be the only score head coach Chase Bowman’s squad needed.
With 5.8 ticks left in the third, Altire found Colton Young for an 8-yard TD toss and it was 13-0 thanks to Jordan Raines’ extra point.
Junior Lucas Waters added the icing on the cake for the hosts with a 92-yard touchdown gallop early in the fourth.
Waters finished with 101 yards on nine attempts while Altire hit 15 of 31 for 164 yards. Williams (2-69), Young (4-22), Karsen Mayle (5-72) and Colby Hodge (2-42) led the receiving corps.
Connor Robinson rushed 22 times for 95 yards in the loss, but the Braves (2-6) actually finished with just 27 ground yards on 41 attempts. MHS (1-7) held a 329-74 edge in total yards.
Williams led the sack parade with four while Coleson Cook and Jarrell Newman reigstered three apiece. Young also picked off two passes.
Morgan, which plays a 7 p.m. game next Friday at Philo, was flagged a baker’s dozen times for 113 yards.
St. Marys 40, Magnolia 6
ST. MARYS, W.Va. — A thin Magnolia team couldn’t hang with St. Marys, as the hometown Blue Devils triumphed in a 40-6 win on Friday night.
An efficient passing attack from Brennan Boron led the offense, as he went 10 of 12, for 252 yards and a score through the air.
The lone Blue Eagle score came from a Caden Cisar touchdown run from a yard away, but that’s when Boron answered right back with an 84-yard strike to Lucas Lipscomb.
That touchdown proved to be too much for visiting MHS, as 338 yards of total offense were surrendered in a night that was all St. Marys.
Pendleton County 26, Parkersburg Catholic 20
FAIRMONT — No. 1 Pendleton County got a touchdown run in the fourth quarter to improve to 7-0 here Friday night at Fairmont State Unviversity as the Wildcats fended off No. 11 Parkersburg Catholic, 26-20.
The Crusaders, now 5-3 with a home game at 7 p.m. next Saturday versus Williamstown at Stadium Field, tied the game in the fourth at 20-all after Ethan Lang had a 79-yard touchdown reception from Jeb Boice and Clay Dexter booted the extra point.
PCHS led 13-7 at halftime thanks to Boice’s 9-yard TD grab from Xavier Collie and Lang’s 14-yard scoring strike from Boice.
Boice, who had two catches for 46 yards, finished 5 of 12 for 131 yards and added 72 stripes on 17 rushes. Lang had four receptions for 131 yards.