MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Take a look around the high school football scene in West Virginia in the fourth week of the season.
John Marshall bounces back, blanks Parkersburg South
The Class AAA No. 9 Monarchs responded from their lone loss to date last week against Oak Glen in a big way.
John Marshall forced five turnovers and had two players surpass 100 rushing yards in a 39-0 runaway win over No. 15 Parkersburg South.
In addition to a pair of fumble recoveries, the Monarchs (3-1) picked off Patriots’ quarterback Sam Schuler three times.
Alex Burton and Dalton Flowers each eclipsed 100 rushing yards, while Flowers rushed for three scores and caught a touchdown.
Nate Menendez returned a fumble 72 yards for a score in the win.
The Patriots fell to 1-3 overall.
Parkersburg beats Huntington for third straight win
The Big Reds closed with 11 unanswered points to keep the Highlanders winless and claim a 25-14 victory.
Parkersburg, No. 13 in Class AAA, broke a 14-all tie late in the third quarter when Bryson Singer scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal. Singer’s 47-yard pass to Jordan Martin helped to set up the go-ahead touchdown.
A Carter Mills interception helped set up Casey Stanley’s 29-yard field goal for the game’s final points.
Gavin Lochow threw for 221 yards and found Devin Jackson for a 14-yard touchdown pass in addition to rushing for a score.
Singer rushed for 155 yards on 31 carries, allowing the Big Reds to improve to 3-1.
Liberty Raleigh rolls past Clay County in battle of unbeatens
The Raiders handled the Panthers, 33-0, in a matchup of teams that entered with identical 3-0 records.
Class AA No. 9 Liberty Raleigh got touchdown passes of 37 and 57 yards from Isaac Atkins to Braden Howell.
Liberty’s defense held Panthers’ QB Grant Krajeski to 5-of-21 passing with an interception.
The Raiders also got an 80-yard rushing touchdown from Ryan Simms, who carried 13 times for 139 yards.
Atkins passed for 190 yards and three scores and rushed for 76 yards on 13 attempts.
No. 5 Clay County had allowed only 17 points over its first three games.
Tygarts Valley tops Gilmer County to stay unbeaten
The Class A No. 8 Bulldogs built a 20-7 halftime lead en route to a 44-21 win over the No. 16 Titans.
Tygarts Valley (4-0) eventually upped its advantage to 34-7, before Gilmer (2-2) cut into the deficit.
Bulldogs’ quarterback Josh Bright threw two first-half touchdown passes to Caden Boggs and another in the third quarter to Daniel White. Bright, who finished 11-of-18 passing with 140 yards, also rushed for a score, as did Boggs.
Titan’s QB Ean Hamrick threw for 133 yards and rushed for 110 in defeat.
Greenbrier West marches on
The Cavaliers completed a perfect opening month of the season with a 73-6 win at Webster County. It was West’s first road game of the season. Senior quarterback Kaiden Pack passed for a touchdown, rushed for another score and had a punt return for a touchdown. He also booted 7 PAT’s.
Greenbrier East collects third win
The Spartans outgained Buckhannon-Upshur 570-127 in a 55-10 win in Tennerton. Greenbrier East is now 3-1.
Braxton County is back to .500
After an 0-2 start to the season, the Eagles have won back-to-back games in shutout fashion. After blanking East Fairmont 20-0 last week, the Eagles knocked off Roane County 42-0. Jett Cogar tossed four touchdown passes for Braxton and he passed for 202 yards. Tyler Cox had a pair of receiving touchdowns. He caught three passes for 121 yards.
Shady Spring stops slide
After back-to-back losses, Shady Spring picked up their first win since the season opener in a 13-12 triumph over Pikeview. The Tigers were outgained 278-114 but they intercepted a pair of Pikeview passes in the end zone to preserve the victory.
Wirt pulls away from Tyler Consolidated
The Tigers collected their third victory of the season in resounding fashion, 40-18 over Tyler. Dylan Lowe passed for 149 yards while Garrett Parsons rushed for 208 yards. Ranked No. 6 in this week’s SSAC ratings, the Tigers will host Doddridge County (4-0) in Week 5.
Summers wins third in a row
After a season-opening loss to Greenbrier West, Summers County has won three consecutive games. The Bobcats defeated Ravenswood 27-7. SCHS jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead. Isaiah Castro had a rushing touchdown as the Bobcats ended the game with 293 yards of total offense.
Central grinds out win at Man
In a game that was originally scheduled to be played in Wheeling, Central Catholic won at Man 19-0. Jordan Waterhouse, Riley Watkins and Michael Toepfer each had touchdown runs for the Maroon Knights (2-2).
The game was the season opener for Man. Logan County schools received clearance to play for the first time on Thursday.