CAMERON, W.Va — Andrew Ritchea scored three touchdowns as Cameron improved to 11-0 for the first time in school history with a 30-12 win over Van. It was the last of the Class A opening-round matchups.
The Dragons jumped out to a 24-0 lead at halftime and extended that cushion to 30 points when Ritchea toted the ball 33 yards for a score on the opening play from scrimmage of the third quarter. Ritchea also scored first quarter touchdowns covering five and 27 yards. “That was a typical Andrew Ritchea performance,” said Cameron head coach Scott Holt. “You kind of expect performances like that. He is hard to tackle. He is hard to find behind that line that we have.”
Cameron’s other touchdown came courtesy of Jessop Broughton finding Travis Mickey in the corner of the end zone to cap a 24-point first quarter.
The Dragon defense forced five Van turnovers.
Van narrowed a 30-point deficit down to 18 in the third quarter as David Stewart scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.
Van’s season ends at 8-2. The fifth-seeded Dragons will travel to face fourth-seeded Doddridge County (11-0) in the quarterfinals. “Coming off a bye week, we shook off a little rust,” Holt said.
“This is a big accomplishment for these kids and I have they celebrate it.”