KEYSER, W.Va — Three different Bridgeport ball carriers scored first half touchdowns as the Indians won their fifth consecutive game, 28-19 at Keyser.
Bridgeport senior Jake Bowen scored the final two touchdowns for the Indians and he racked up 166 yards on 24 carries.
The Indians returned to their traditional ‘Stick-I’ offense and opened the game with a 77-yard drive. Brian Henderson’s 3-yard touchdown put BHS up 7-0 at the end of the opening stanza.
Brady Clay answered right back for the Golden Tornado, breaking free for a 37-yard scoring run to even the game at 7-7.
Bridgeport would score on their next two possessions. Devin Vandergrift won a footrace to the pylon for a 4-yard score. Bowen followed with a 17-yard touchdown run to put the visitors up 21-7 at halftime.
Bowen capped the Indian scoring with a 44-yard burst early in the third quarter to extend the Bridgeport lead to 28-7.
Keyser narrowed the deficit in the fourth quarter with touchdown runs from Samuel Perry and Ryan Shoemaker.
BHS head coach John Cole praised the team’s defensive effort against a Keyser offense that entered the game averaging nearly 38 points per game. “You can’t say enough about the defense,” Cole said. “I am really, really proud of them and our coaches.”
“This is a hard place to play,” Cole said. “Anytime you come out of here with a win, you are very happy and very blessed.”
Bridgeport (8-1) enters their bye week on a 5-game win streak. Keyser (6-2) will face rival Frankfort next Friday.