MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Take a look around West Virginia as the fourth week of the high school football season continued Friday evening.
MARTINSBURG 26, Highland Springs, Va. 25 — The Bulldogs collected another quality victory in the state of Virginia, defeating the 2021 (spring season) Class 5A state-runners up.
Martinsburg received a 54-yard touchdown run from Murphy Clement in the first quarter to even the score at 7-7. Murphy would later toss a 79-yard scoring strike to Hudson Clement in the second quarter. The Bulldogs rallied from a 19-17 halftime deficit, improving their record to 4-0. Martinsburg opened the season with an impressive win at Salem, Va. as well.
HUNTINGTON 30, George Washington 14 — Gavin Lochow tossed a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Highlanders upped their record to 4-0. Huntington jumped out to a 30-0 lead.
Noah Vellithambi had two touchdown passes for the Patriots as they suffered their first loss of the season.
CABELL MIDLAND 44, Hurricane 25 — Jackson Fetty accounted for 222 yards (170 rushing) as Cabell Midland (3-1) bounced back from last week’s loss to Huntington. Chandler Schmidt found the end zone three times and Mason Moran (111 yards) added two more scores.
Heath Montgomery had a kickoff return for a touchdown for the Redskins (1-3).
GREENBRIER EAST 56, Buckhannon-Upshur 14 — The Spartans got back in the win column by racking up 499 total yards in a win over the Bucs. Greenbrier East (3-1) held BU to just 82 yards of total offense.
Ian Cline rushed for 197 yards and a pair of touchdowns for East as they scored touchdowns on their first eight possessions of the game.
PARKERSBURG 28, Parkersburg South 19 — The Big Reds held their crosstown rivals to just six points in the first three quarters as they leveled their record at 2-2 on the season. Austin Fleming scored on a 28-yard run and a 43-yard kickoff return for PHS. Bryson Singer rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown. David Parsons tossed a 33-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Stalnaker.
The Patriots (2-2) were led by Robert Shockey’s three touchdown effort (two passing, one rushing). Cyrus Traugh reeled in both of Shockey’s touchdown tosses. Shockey rushed for 128 yards and passed for 182.
MORGANTOWN 62, Hedgesville 20 – The Mohigans collected their first victory of the season by forcing six Eagle turnovers. Morgantown rushed for 430 yards and Jarrett Lawrence scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.
INDEPENDENCE 50, Shady Spring 17 — The Patriots (2-0) returned from a two-week hiatus. Atticus Goodson scored five touchdowns and rushed for 317 yards.
CLAY COUNTY 18, Sissonville 7 – The Panthers improved to 2-0 with a strong defensive performance at Sissonville. Levi Burnett rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown. Matteo McKinney also found the end zone.
SCOTT 48, Sherman 20 — Cooper Martin rushed for 150 yards as the Skyhawks improved to 3-1 and handed the Tide their first loss. Matt Frye also tossed a touchdown pass for Scott.
Colby Buzzard rushed for a score and T.J. Hager tossed a touchdown pass for Sherman.
WILLIAMSTOWN 49, Buffalo 6 — The Yellowjackets (3-1) racked up over 500 yards of offense as they won their third consecutive game. Trevor Oates rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.
GREENBRIER WEST 58, Webster County 6 — GWHS head coach Toby Harris collected his 100th victory (87 at Greenbrier West, 13 at Oak Hill). The Cavaliers (3-1) set a program record by scoring 50 points in the first half. Ty Nickell had three touchdown runs in the victory.
Connor Bell had a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Highlanders.