Martinsburg handles Musselman to complete unbeaten regular season
Class AAA No. 1 Martinsburg capped off a perfect regular season Friday by notching its 52nd straight win in dominating fashion at No. 4 Musselman, 57-14.
Anthony Smith accounted for the first three touchdowns for the Bulldogs (10-0), including receptions of 16 and 38 yards on passes from Elijah Banks. After the Applemen (8-2) got a long kickoff return from Blake Hartman to set up his 5-yard touchdown run, Smith answered with a 65-yard return to the end zone on the ensuing kickoff.
Banks found Jarod Bowie for a 48-yard TD pass to up the Martinsburg lead to 28-7, and after a Kagen Teets reception set up Hartman’s 1-yard TD run, the Bulldogs answered with Kevon Warren’s 36-yard scoring run.
Smith and Warren accounted for the next two touchdowns to put the game well out of reach.
Wheeling Park hands Parkersburg South first loss
On the strength of another strong showing by quarterback Alex Dunlevy and some timely stops, Class AAA No. 6 Wheeling Park knocked No. 3 Parkersburg South from the ranks of the unbeaten, 35-27.
Dunlevy’s 24-yard touchdown pass to Carson Namack allowed Park (7-2) to lead 35-20, but Devin Gaines answered with a 3-yard TD run that allowed South (8-1) to get to within one score midway through the fourth quarter.
Although Park was unable to score again, its defense delivered with a pair of late stops to preserve the win.
Dunlevy threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns, while Sincere Sinclair added a 90-yard kickoff return for a TD in the victory.
Gaines rushed for 120 yards and two scores, while Brandon Penn had 225 passing yards and 125 rushing yards in the loss.
Fairmont Senior stays perfect with 23rd straight win
The Class AA No. 1 Polar Bears moved to within one victory of a second straight unbeaten regular season by downing Elkins, 49-7.
Gage Michael opened the scoring with a 4-yard touchdown run before throwing TD passes to Cam Longwell and Kayson Nealy.
After Kieshawn Cottingham scored on a 49-yard run to increase the Fairmont Senior (9-0) lead to 28-0, Michael threw a second TD pass to Longwell.
Later in the third quarter, Zach Frazier got in on the scoring with a fumble recovery returned 2 yards to the end zone.
Oak Glen improves to 10-0
The Class AA No. 7 Golden Bears had no trouble winning their 10th and final regular season game as they geared up for the playoffs with a 57-10 win at Grafton.
Oak Glen got two rushing scores apiece from Paxton Shuman and Hunter Patterson, while Shuman gained a team-best 107 yards on the ground.
Gage Patterson scored on an 8-yard run and 90-yard kickoff return in the victory.
Moorefield blanks Pendleton County
The Yellow Jackets almost certainly secured a spot in the Class A playoffs by handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season, 35-0.
No. 14 Moorefield (6-4) got two first-half touchdown runs from Matt Jenkins, including one of 64 yards, along with a 5-yard Dequavious Kornegay TD run to hold a 21-0 lead at halftime.
Kornegay rushed for two more scores in the second half, while MHS prevented Pendleton County (8-1) from scoring in its first setback of the year.
Greenbrier West gains big win over Midland Trail
In a matchup of teams tied at No. 5 in the Class A playoff ratings, the Cavaliers improved to 8-1 with a 27-20 win over the Patriots.
Noah Brown’s 4-yard touchdown run with 1:32 remaining allowed Greenbrier West to lead 27-13 and sealed the win.
Brown also had a receiving TD on a 22-yard pass from Kaiden Pack that enabled the Cavaliers to take a 21-7 first-half lead.
But Colton Yoder responded with the lone score of the third quarter on a 60-yard run to bring the Patriots closer.
However, Midland Trail wouldn’t score again until the game’s final play, leaving the Patriots 6-3 overall entering next week’s regular season finale.
Class AAA: Cabell Midland (9-0), Martinsburg (10-0)
Class AA: Fairmont Senior (9-0), Poca (9-0), Oak Glen (10-0)
Class A: Doddridge County (9-0)
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