Week Six Wrap Up

It was week number six of the high school football season Friday night as two of the state’s three top ranked teams had posted impressive wins. 

Class AAA’s No. 1, Martinsburg, dominated Hedgesville 48-0.  Just a week ago, Hedgesville nearly defeated University, eventually falling 35-28.  Martinsburg, however, had no trouble with the Eagles. The Bulldogs got things started off quickly with an 80 yard touchdown pass from junior Brandon Ashenfelter to sophomore Cedric Brown.  Overall on the night, the Bulldogs totaled 504 yards of offense.  Senior running back David Gladden led the way with 212 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 15 carries – 158 of those yards came in the second half.  Ashenfelter completed 8 of 11 passes, finishing the game with 221 yards and two total touchdowns.  Gladden, meanwhile, was named the WVMetroNews.com Player of the Week.

Class AA’s number one team, Ravenswood, also rolled on Friday night over Ritchie County 63-7.  The Red Devils had four interceptions early that helped lead to 34 third quarter points.

Meanwhile, in Class A it wasn’t a good night to be a Tiger as both the No. 1 Matewan Tigers and No. 2 Wirt County Tigers fell on the night.  Matewan lost on the road at Prestonsburg, Kentucky 34-28.  Wirt County, meanwhile, couldn’t overcome Class AA’s No. 11 Roane County, falling 19-14.  Roane County scored all of its 19 points in the first half of play.  One of those scores came on a 79 yard kickoff return for a touchdown by junior Daniel Humphreys. 

Looking at some of the other top games on the night, the Northside Automotive Game of the Week took place in Parkersburg as the 14th ranked Big Reds hosted No. 2 George Washington in Class AAA.  The Patriots pulled out the impressive victory over Parkersburg 35-14.  GW shutdown Big Reds running back Allan Wasonga on the night, holding him to just 82 yards on 19 carries. 

Also in Class AAA, No. 3 University edges No. 10 Fairmont Senior in Morgantown 14-13 behind three blocked kicks.  The Hawks blocked two field goal attempts and the potential game tying extra point in the second half.  The two teams were tied at seven at the break.

It was a disappointing showing for No. 4 Robert C. Byrd, meanwhile, as No. 12 Nicholas County cruised 46-6.

Looking at Class AA, No. 6 Chapmanville’s offensive power was just two much for No. 2 James Monroe.  The Tigers improve to 5-1 on the year behind senior running back Jake Robinson who just continues to rack up all kinds of yards on the year.  Friday, he finished with 297 yards on the ground and five touchdowns on 28 carries. 

No. 3 Greenbrier West continues to roll as well.  The Cavaliers improved to 6-0 after knocking off Pikeview 35-14.  Also on the night, No. 13 Point Pleasant picks up an impressive win on the road at No. 5 Wayne, 13-8.  The Pioneers had four turnovers in the contest.

Also in Class AA, No. 8 Magnolia rolls over Monroe Central, Ohio 42-14.  Magnolia’s Justin Fox throws for 249 yards and three touchdowns in the game.

Some other scores from Class A, No. 3 Meadow Bridge beats Valley (F) 42-14.  No. 4 Wahama beats Southern, Ohio 49-0.  The White Falcons totaled 577 total offensive yards – 409 on the ground. 

No. 9 Williamstown edged No. 8 St. Mary’s 22-12 and No. 11 Fayetteville took down Man 24-14.

To see complete score updates, you can check out the Wendy’s High School Scoreboard.

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