High School Football

Roundup: Five teams move halfway to perfect seasons at 5-0

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Take a look around West Virginia with news and notes from the fifth week of the high school football season.

Class AAA:

BRIDGEPORT 35, Robert C. Byrd 17 — The Indians (4-0) broke open a close game at halftime to defeat their Big 10 Conference rivals. Bridgeport led 13-10 at halftime and used a pair of second half touchdown runs from Landyn Reppert and another from Charlie Brazier to pull away from the Flying Eagles. Bridgeport rushed for 415 yards.

Jeremiah King led the Flying Eagles (2-2) with 236 rushing yards and a touchdown.

CABELL MIDLAND 45, Parkersburg 6 — The Knights (4-1) jumped on the scoreboard early and often in a 39-point win over the Big Reds (2-3). Midland held PHS to just 107 total yards. The Knights racked up 288 total yards in the first half.

PARKERSBURG SOUTH 28, John Marshall 25 — The Patriots jumped back over the .500 mark with their third victory of the season. PSHS quarterback Robert Shockey had a touchdown run and a touchdown pass in the victory. Gage Wright collected a pair of turnovers with a fumble recovery and an interception.

WOODROW WILSON 28, Morgantown 27 (OT) — Beckley stopped a two-point conversion attempt in overtime to collect their second win of the season. Matthew Moore scored the touchdown in overtime for the Flying Eagles. Keynan Cook’s touchdown reception sent the game to the extra session. He ended the game with 140 receiving yards.

Martinsburg, Huntington, Jefferson and University all collected wins to up their marks to 5-0. The Bulldogs won at Hedgesville, 54-6. Huntington rallied from an early deficit to defeat Capital, 30-7. Jefferson won at North Hagerstown, Md. 56-13 and University rolled over Fairmont Senior, 35-6.


Class AA:

LIBERTY RALEIGH 14, Clay County 2 — The Raiders have won back-to-back games after a season-opening loss. Liberty made a pair of goal line stands to preserve the defensive shutout against the Panthers. Clay received 200 yards of total offense from Levi Burnette.

SCOTT 26, Chapmanville 23 — The Skyhawks improved to 4-1 with a three-point win at CHS. Cooper Martin had a pair of scoring runs and he finished the game with 70 rushing yards. Nick Farmer led the Tigers with 227 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

PHILIP BARBOUR 47, Elkins 20 — Nick Mayle collected his first victory as the Colts’ head coach. Philip Barbour halted a 22-game losing streak that dated back to the 2018 season. Deshawn Webster rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns for PB.

NICHOLAS COUNTY 56, Wyoming East 0 — Kaleb Clark rushed for four first-half touchdowns and the Grizzlies (3-1) bounced back from their first loss in a big way.

Colton Browning scored on a run and kickoff return, while Wes Hill and Alex Pritt added rushing scores in the victory.

GRAFTON 41, Liberty Harrison 34 — Tanner Moats passed for two touchdowns and rushed for three scores to lead the Bearcats to a high-scoring victory over the Mountaineers.

Trailing 34-27 to start the fourth quarter, Grafton got a 5-yard touchdown run from Moats, but still trailed by one when the point-after kick was blocked.

Moats threw a 25-yard TD pass to Justin Spiker later in the fourth, allowing the Bearcats to improve to 3-2.

Liberty (2-3), which squandered a 20-0 lead, got 297 rushing yards and four touchdowns from Raiden Childers in defeat.

Herbert Hoover defeated Sissonville, 70-0 to become the first Class AA team to reach the 5-0 mark.


Class A:

TRINITY 30, Racine Southern, Oh. 0 — Playing their first game in three weeks, the Warriors picked up a shutout victory on the road to improve to 2-0. Levi Teets had three rushing touchdowns for TCS.

CLAY-BATTELLE 36, Tygarts Valley 30 (OT) — The Cee-Bees improved to 4-1 by erasing a 15-point fourth quarter deficit. Carson Shriver scored five touchdowns for Clay-Battelle and rushed for 306 yards.

GILMER COUNTY 39, South Harrison 20 — The Titans overcame a one-point halftime deficit to earn their fourth straight win.

Trailing 14-7, Gilmer County got a 33-yard touchdown pass from Ean Hamric to Garrett Butler on the final play of the first half.

Hamric’s third-quarter touchdown pass to Butler put the Titans on top for good, while the quarterback added a 54-yard TD run to help the Titans up their lead.

Hamric finished with 162 passing yards and 62 rushing yards, while Butler had 97 receiving yards.

Noah Burnside rushed for 109 yards for the Hawks, who fell to 1-4.

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