Several good games took place throughout the state on Friday night as it was week number three of the high school football season.
In Class AAA, Hurricane edged Woodrow Wilson in the Northside Automotive game of the week, 21-14. The Redskins set the tone early with their first drive of the game, going 97 yards on 13 plays – a fake punt helped keep the drive alive to give Hurricane the early lead.
Later, a 74-yard touchdown pass for Woodrow Wilson and two point conversion tied the game up at 14 apiece with just 5:51 to go in the game. However, Hurricane took the ensuing drive eight plays and 62 yards down the field for the game winning score on a one-yard touchdown run by Zach Pate.
Elsewhere, a disappointing loss for South Charleston as Spring Valley was too much for the Black Eagles, winning at Laidley Field 35-14. Spring Valley improves to 3-0 while South Charleston is now 1-2 on the young season.
Brooke picked up a much needed win after starting of the year 0-2. The Bruins handled University 27-14 behind senior running back Tim Faulkner. He rushed for 241 yards and three touchdowns in the game – two of those touchdowns came on runs of 65 yards and 33 yards. Overall, Brooke finished the game with 365 yards rushing.
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Fairmont Senior improved to 2-1 with a 36-19 win over Preston. An impressive showing from Polar Bears quarterback Trevor Malnick – he ran for 139 yards and threw for 140 more with three total touchdowns. Fairmont Senior overall had 466 total yards of offense in the game.
A couple of other notes from Class AAA, RCB pulled away late to edge North Marion 14-0, Morgantown beat Parkersburg South on the road 28-7 and Huntington bounced back from a loss in week two to beat Winfield 34-24.
In Class AA, Point Pleasant flexed its muscles by pounding Sissonville 75-7. Also, Ravenswood was very good in rolling a good Roane County team 59-26. Wayne bounced back from a loss in week two with a 50-14 win over Herbert Hoover and Shady Spring is now 3-0 after knocking off Summers County 34-13.
Lincoln, meanwhile, is now 3-0. The Cougars had to climb out of a 16-0 deficit early to edge Class A Tucker County 18-16. Lincoln scored the game-winning touchdown with just 30 seconds to go in the contest, capping off an 86 yard drive. Lincoln quarterback Colton Burr led the Cougars completing 20 of 35 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns.
And in Class A, Moorefield comes back after being down early to knock off Southern Garrett, Maryland 33-21, Parkersburg Catholic comes back to beat St. Marys in a good game 20-14 and Buffalo beats Class AA Poca 23-6. Wahama, meanwhile, seemingly scored at will against Eastern, Ohio – the White Falcons pulled the first string early in the third quarter after taking a 63-0 lead. Wahama went on to win the contest 69-0. In two games, the White Falcons have outscored their opponents 116-22.
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