MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Taking a look around West Virginia for news and notes from games in the eighth week of the high school football season.
Greenbrier West defeats Sherman, sets up showdown with Midland Trail
With a 41-14 win over Sherman (4-3), Greenbrier West improved to 8-0 and the Cavaliers now own the state’s longest winning streak. GWHS is off to an 8-0 start for the eighth time in the 53-year history of the program.
Kaiden Pack had a pair of touchdown passes and a pair of touchdown runs. Cole McClung also rushed for two scores. Noah Brown rushed for 73 yards. The Cavaliers will visit Midland Trail (3-0) in Week 9 in a key Class A showdown.
Pendleton collects key win in Glenville
In their quest to return to the Class A playoffs for the third consecutive season, Pendleton County (4-2) picked up a key win at Gilmer County, 47-20. The Wildcats jumped out to a 20-7 halftime lead thanks to touchdown runs from Isaiah Gardner and Dalton Dunkle. Gardner also hit Braden McClanahan with a scoring strike. Ean Hamric had a touchdown pass in the first half for Gilmer (4-3).
In the third quarter, Dylan Smith fell on a blocked punt in the end zone and Colt Smith added a touchdown run, giving the Wildcats a 34-7 lead.
Cee-Bees bounce back with a win over Conotton Valley, Oh.
Carson Shriver accounted for four total touchdowns as Clay-Battelle defended home turf in Blacksville with a 34-6 win over Conotton Valley, Oh.
Shriver rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another. He finished the game with 195 rushing yards for the Cee-Bees (2-1).
East Hardy moves to 5-1 with win over Tucker
East Hardy scored three second quarter touchdowns in a 39-6 win at Tucker County. Backup quarterback Mason Miller passed for 177 yards for the Cougars (5-1) while Alex Miller rushed for 135 yards.
Ripley runs away from Shady Spring
Ripley racked up 359 yards of total offense in a 35-14 win over Shady Spring. Kadin Hall led the Vikings (5-2) with 169 rushing yards. He also scored four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving).
Morgantown evens record in playoff push
Without attempting a pass, Morgantown accounted for 650 yards of total offense in a 61-40 win over visiting Linsly at Pony Lewis Field. Deondre Crudup and Cam Rice each rushed for a pair of touchdowns. The Mohigans have won two in a row after an 0-2 start.
‘The U’ avenges 2019 loss to Preston
Just like their crosstown rivals, University will enter next week’s Mohawk Bowl with a 2-2 record after a 42-9 win over Preston. Noah Braham returned an interception for a touchdown. Chase Edwards tossed four touchdown passes for the Hawks and Eliki Barner rushed for 122 yards.
GW holds off furious rally in Beckley
Woodrow Wilson scored 28 unanswered points but George Washington survived a late Flying Eagle rally to win 45-42. R.T. Alexander passed for 186 yards for the Patriots (2-1).
Beckley’s Maddox McMillen tossed 4 touchdown passes and threw for a school-record 366 yards. Jace Colucci set a school record with 170 yards receiving in a game.
Fast start leads Princeton past Lincoln County
Grant Cochran accounted for six touchdowns as Princeton rolled over Lincoln County 54-14. Cochran passed for 266 yards and 5 scores while rushing for a touchdown as well. Amir Powell racked up 148 yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Tigers (4-2).
South Charleston stays perfect, doubling up Huntington
The No. 1 team in the Class AAA WVSSAC rankings improved to 4-0 as South Charleston won at Huntington, 42-21. Black Eagle sophomore signal caller Trey Dunn passed for 350 yards in the win. He had 4 touchdown passes and a pair of scoring runs.
Devin Jackson had a touchdown reception in the loss for the Highlanders.
Sissonville wins shootout at Greenbrier East
The No. 1 team in the Class AA WVSSAC rankings stayed perfect as Sissonville won at Greenbrier East, 60-47. Just like South Charleston, the Indians improved to 4-0 by winning their second game in five days. The Spartans fell to 5-3 with the loss. Sissonville will host St. Albans (2-1) Thursday.
Polar Bears in fourth in a row
Kent State commit Gage Michael passed for 214 yards as Fairmont Senior (5-2) won their fourth consecutive game, 45-0 at Lewis County. Michael tossed four touchdown passes and ran for another score in the win.
Byrd bounces back with win at Grafton
Robert C. Byrd upped their record to 5-2 with a 21-14 win at Grafton. Jeremiah King had a touchdown run and a touchdown reception in the victory while John Crites had the third touchdown for Byrd.
Mountaineers rally to edge Lincoln
In a Harrison County rivalry matchup, Liberty rallied from an early deficit to defeat Lincoln 19-14. Sayveon Before scored all three touchdowns for the Mountaineers (4-2).
Clay collects sixth win by defeating Ravenswood
Senior signal caller Grant Krajeski passed for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Clay County (6-1) rolled over Ravenswood 63-7. Isaiah Payton rushed for a pair of touchdowns for the Panthers. Senior lineman Hunter Sizemore returned an interception for a touchdown for CCHS.