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Northern Panhandle Report: Week Seven

Friday, October 5  

#7 Morgantown Mohigans (4-1) at #15 Wheeling Park Patriots (4-2)

Wheeling Park continued its recent scoring binge by routing John Marshall, 62-14 last week.  Park led 48-7 at the half by taking advantage of five turnovers.  Seven different Patriots reached paydirt for Chris Daugherty’s charges and 12 different players carried the ball for 280 yards and six scores.  QB Zach Phillips completed 6 of 14 for 80 stripes and two touchdowns in the game.  The Park special teams will get some extra work this week as John Marshall returned two of the 10 Park kickoffs for touchdowns.  For the season, Phillips is 42 of 72 for 646 yards with six touchdowns and just two interceptions.  Bryce Ingram leads the ground attack with 525 yards.  

Morgantown, meanwhile, whipped Preston 49-19 to move to 4-1 with its only loss coming to two-time defending state champion Martinsburg.  The Mohigans have made the post-season every year since 1995.  Morgantown leads the overall series 16-13 as the two teams have split the last six meetings.


#7 Magnolia Blue Eagles (5-1) at Weir Red Riders (0-6)

The Magnolia Blue Eagles overpowered Monroe Central, Ohio, by a score of 35-15 a week ago, while short-handed Weir was beaten by Oak Glen 33-12.  Blue Eagle QB Tanner Hannah completed 8 of 14 passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns in the win.  All-state standout Stephen Rogalski caught two of the touchdown tosses and ran for a 65 yard score as well.  The Magnolia defense held the Seminoles to negative rushing yards in the game, while head coach Mark Batton saw his ground attack turn out 250 yards rushing.  Hannah is now 60 of 155 attempts for 790 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions.   Rogalski has 37 receptions for 550 yards and four touchdown catches on the year.

Weir, meanwhile, could not run the ball effectively against Oak Glen, but QB William Larch threw two long touchdown bombs to fellow sophomore Jonathan Rice.    


Oak Glen Golden Bears (3-3) at Tyler Silver Knights (1-4)

Oak Glen broke open a close contest with a pair of third quarter touchdowns and went on to defeat Weir 33-12 a week ago.  QB Bub Haddox returned after a week absence and rushed for three scores, while RB Tyler Steed rushed for 148 stripes and two scores.  Oak Glen is in a must win stretch of games if they hope for a repeat trip to the state playoffs.

Tyler was off last week.


#13 Madonna Blue Dons (4-1) at #14 Bishop Donahue Bishops (5-1)

Bishop Donahue won its fifth game of the year by routing winless Hundred 61-18, while Madonna blanked Bridgeport, Ohio, 55-0.  QB Jake Padlow was 5 for 5 passing for 140 yards and two scoring strikes, while Jordan Bonar adding three touchdowns in the rout.  Padlow is 47 of 74 for 805 stripes with 10 scoring tosses and no interceptions on the year.  The Bishops formidable backfield includes Bonar and standout Saquan Hill.    The defense held the Hornets to just four first downs in the contest.

Madonna, meanwhile, scored the first seven times it had the ball and then substituted freely.  Junior Nick Ossman tallied three times on the ground, while Ross Comis ran for two scores and threw for 100 stripes and a touchdown.  Garrett Hypes, one of four Madonna seniors, returned a punt for another six points.  Comis is 42 of 63 for 505 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions on the season.  He has rushed for 575 yards and seven scores overall.


#15 Wheeling Central Maroon Knights (4-2) at #6 Region 21 Shadyside, Ohio, Tigers (6-0)

Wheeling Central defeated Pittsburgh Allderdice 35-20 behind the running of RB/QB CJ Burch.  Burch rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns in the win.  The Knights ran for 300 yards, including excellent yardage from Joe John and Braxton Nolte.   Nick Naumann was his usual blocking machine for Central.  The swarming Central defense forced three Allderdice turnovers. The Knights never trailed in the contest and the win over Class AAA Allderdice thrust defending champ Wheeling Central back into the playoff picture.

Shadyside roared by Beallsville, Ohio, 40-14 a week ago.  The Ohio-ranked Tigers feature a balanced attack spearheaded by QB Chase Kinnemond and RBs Brooks Ramsey and Chris Littell.  Both teams defeated Linsly, as Central prevailed 24-14 while Shadyside earned a 17-3 decision.

In 2008, the Tigers ended the Wheeling Central 35 game winning streak with a 22-14 victory.  Since 2005, Central was won five WV titles and reached semis the other two years (2008 & 2009), while Shadyside has a pair of state runners-up, three regional finals and two trips to second round.


Hundred Hornets (0-6) at Cameron Dragons  (3-3)

Cameron evened its record at 3-3 by defeating Paden City 40-18.  The Dragons piled up a 40-0 halftime lead and coasted home.  QB Logan Routt was 7 of 9 for 200 yards  and two touchdowns.

Hundred lost its 16th consecutive game, dropping a 61-18 decision to Bishop Donahue.    

Brooke and John Marshall are off this week.  Brooke bounced Point Pleasant from the unbeaten ranks 34-33, while John Marshall will regroup after its 62-14 loss to Wheeling Park.


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