Waterford cruises past South Gallia; Frontier moves to 2-0
CROWN CITY — Joe Pantelidis scored four touchdowns to help lead Waterford to a dominant 61-0 win over South Gallia Friday night.
The Wildcats (1-1) outgained the Rebels (0-2) 274-62 offensively.
Braden Miller opened the scoring with a 36-yard pick-six to get Waterford on the board first. Holden Dailey followed that up with a 10-yard TD run, and he went on to lead all ball-carriers with 76 yards on just four totes.
That’s when Pantelidis got in the action. First, he rushed for a 3-yard touchdown. Then, a 20-yard TD burst. After a Dailey 48-yard touchdown run made it 33-0, Pantelidis returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown. He capped off his big night with Waterford’s second pick-6 of the night to give WHS a 46-0 halftime advantage.
In the second half, Waterford got a 25-yard TD jaunt from Dylan Taylor and a 7-yard scoring from Coen Wagner to put the finishing touches on the game. Grant McCutcheon completed four passes for 57 yards and rushed for 36 yards. Lane Cline carried once for 41 yards for the visitors, while Jude Huffman had the longest reception of the game at 36 yards.
Waterford returns home next Friday to play Southern.
Frontier 66, Beallsville 6
NEW MATAMORAS — Tanner Bills and Lucas Cox each had a pick-6 as host Frontier blitzed visiting Beallsville here Friday night, 66-8.
The Cougars, now 2-0 with a game at 7 p.m. next Saturday versus Bridgeport at Martins Ferry, led 32-0 after one and 52-0 at intermission.
Breckin Hoff’s 31-yard TD catch from J.D. Schmidt opened the scoring and it was 8-0 just 14 ticks in after Noah Barnhart ran in for the two-point conversion.
Bills then had his 55-yard interception return for a score. He then grabbed an 18-yard TD strike from Schmidt, who finished 5 of 8 for 111 yards. Cox followed with a 45-yard pick-6. Schmidt opened the scoring in the second with a 7-yard run and then hit Bills for a 41-yard touchdown pass. Slade Amos, who had 10 carries for a game-high 99 yards, scored from 21 yards out to cap the first-half scoring.
Amos’ 11-yard jaunt to paydirt put the Cougars ahead 60-0 after three quarter.
Ethan Snyder’s 36-yard TD pass to Liam Benson capped the scoring for FHS.
Beallsville (0-2) avoided the shutout with 2:43 remaining on a Bradley Moats 15-yard scoring run.
Federal Hocking 50, Paden City 22
STEWART — Paden City only trailed 14-6 at halftime here Friday evening, but it was all Federal Hocking after intermission as the Lancers picked up their first victory of the season following a 50-22 triumph.
Joey Baker went for 120 yards on 13 attempts and scored a pair of touchdowns on runs of 1 and 45 yards.
The 0-1 Wildcats, who play host at 7 p.m. next Friday to Van, also had a 3-yard TD run in the fourth quarter from quarterback Zane Yeater. Yeater added 90 ground yards on 10 attempts.
Belpre 27, Southern 6
BELPRE — Twenty-seven unanswered points to open the game propelled Belpre to a 27-6 victory over Southern Friday at Ralph Holder Stadium.
The Golden Eagles (1-1) saw Connor Baker rush 18 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns (1-yard and 5-yards), complete 3 of 4 passes for 36 yards and catch one pass for 13 yards. Walker Feick added 55 passing yards on 3 of 8 attempts, including a 5-yard TD connection to Cody Daugherty, who rushed for 57 yards on 14 carries and caught two passes for 42 yards. Feick also ran for a 6-yard TD for Belpre, which visits Trimble next Friday.
BHS outgained the Tornadoes (0-2) 311-189 on offense.
St. Marys 42, Alexander 6
ST. MARYS, W.Va. — St. Marys put on a dominant display Friday, claiming a season opening 42-6 victory over Alexander.
Ben Long scored the first three touchdowns of the game — a 15-yard TD run, a 1-yard TD run and a 6-yard TD — to get things going for the Blue Devils, who visit Wayne next Friday. With 5:36 left in the third, Brennan Boron scored on a 10-yard TD jaunt to make it 29-0.
Tre Moss, who led all Devils with 101 yards on 12 carries, scored a 5-yard TD run with 7:27 left in the game followed by Shawn Bolwing’s 28-yard scoop and score.
Alexander got on the board with 45 second remaining, as Ashton Bean caught a 4-yard TD pass from Jordan Schultz.
Long carried 19 times for 79 yards for St. Marys, while Boron completed 3 of 10 passes for 30 yards.