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Eastern Panhandle Report


Park View, Va.(3-3) at Martinsburg(7-0)

The Martinsburg Bulldogs continued their quest for a undefeated season in
another impressive performance last week over the Washington Patriots. 
The defense played another great game forcing five Patriots turnovers and as
good teams do the offense turned those into points as after each turnover
Martinsburg scored on four plays or less.  Martinsburg racked up 430
yards of offense led by Quarterback Brandon Ashenfelter who went 7 for 11 for 143 yards while rushing 4 times for another 45 yards.  Sophomore wide receiver Cedric Brown caught three passes for 119 yards and 2 scores.  Running Back David Gladden rushed 11 times for 95 yards.  The Bulldogs defense held Washington to 219 yards of total Offense. 

This week Martinsburg comes back home to battle Park View out of Sterling, Va.  The Patriots are coming off a 28-13 homecoming win over Potomac Falls.  Park View started the season 1-3 but has won their last two games. Don’t be fooled be the 3-3 record Park View are a solid ballclub who plays a very tough schedule so the record could be deceiving as the opponents of Park View has a 31-13 record including three teams, including Martinsburg, that are still undefeated on the year. 

Martinsburg will face another tough test from a out of state opponent this week as they try to keep their unbeaten streak alive and keep their chances of a top 2 ranking in the state playoffs alive.

Gametime is Friday Night at 7:00pm

Hampshire(2-4) at Musselman(3-3)

The Musselman Applemen continue their surge back into the Class AAA
playoff picture.  For the second year in a row the Applemen started the season with a 0-3 record, but Musselman has won three in a row and now stand at No. 17 in the Class AAA rankings. 

Last week Musselman racked up 238 yards of rushing in the second half in posting a 38-17 win over the Hedgesville Eagles. Musselman broke open a 3-3 halftime tie with 2 scores in the third quarter led by sophomore running back Josh Ferguson, who finished with 158 yards rushing and three scores while senior running back Malik Hunter rushed for another 92 yards on 10 carries.  Another bright spot for Musselman was kicker Jordan Butler who kicked a 44 yard field goal with plenty of room to spare and was perfect on PATs. 

This week Musselman will play their final home game as the Hampshire Trojans come to town.  Hampshire started off the season 2-0 but has since lost four games in a row including last week’s 26-18 loss to Northern Garrett, Md.

Hampshire is led by running back Brent Walter who is averaging over 100
yards rushing per game this season.  Hampshire has been outscored 169-120 this season but has given up an average of 33.8 points per game during this four game losing streak. 

Musselman will try to continue their winning streak while honoring 23 seniors who will be playing their final home regular season game. Musselman closes out the season with three road games against Keyser,Martinsburg and Brooke. 

Gametime Friday Night between Hampshire and Musselman is 7:00pm.

Jefferson(0-7) at Hedgesville(2-5)

The Hedgesville Eagles traveled to Bunker Hill last week to battle the
Musselman Applemen trying to bounce back from a frustrating 48-0 loss to
Martinsburg the week before, and also trying to keep their playoff hopes
alive.  Hedgesville got off to a 3-0 lead on a 24 yard field goal by
Michael Walters.  But Freshman Quarterback Troy Markley went down with a injury for the second week in a row in the first half and did not return.  After that point Hedgesville only managed only 53 yards of rushing for the rest of the game.  Casey Horn came in for Markley and after a slow start started moving the offense in the second half going 7 for 20 for 146 yards threw for one touchdown and rushed for one as well. 

This week Hedgesville will try to stop a three game winning streak and in the process surpass their win total from the last two seasons.  Their opponent will be the Jefferson Cougars who are still looking for their first win of the season after going down to a good Fort Hill team 59-0 last week.  Jefferson gave up over 400 yards of offense to Fort Hill.  The Cougars only got 170 yards of offense and just 43 yards rushing. Jefferson also turned the ball over six times in the game.  Quarterback Justin Carter completed 11 of 32 passing for 127 yards but threw four interceptions in the game. 

Gametime at Mumaw Stadium is at 7:00pm.

East Rockingham, Va.(2-5) at Washington(1-5)

The Washington Patriots were coming off their first win of the season and
a off week to prepare for the Martinsburg Bulldogs, but a focused
Martinsburg ball club came in and took care of business and defeated Washington 55-15.

The Patriots went into the game against Martinsburg not at 100 percent as
two starters had to sit out because of suspension then injuries made this
young Patriot team even younger.  Washington was able to get over 200 yards of offense on the ground as two running backs led the way as Larnelle Patterson rushed 18 times for 60 yards while Anthony Vasquez rushed 9 times for 75 yards, but 5 turnovers really hurt the Patriots and Washington fell to 1-5 on the year. 

This week Washington welcomes a brand new High School to the Eastern Panhandle in East Rockingham out of Elkton, Va.  East Rockingham just opened their doors this year and is 2-5 in their first season.  The Eagles have been outscored 231-88 but is coming off a 41-20 win over Page County.

Gametime is set for 7:00pm on Friday Night.

Other Games

Boonesboro,Md. at Berkeley Springs(1-5)
East Hardy(6-1) at Moorefield(2-4)
Petersburg(1-5) at Frankfort(4-2)
Keyser(3-3) at Shady Spring(5-2)

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