From staff reports
NEW?MATAMORAS - Frontier rallied for two second-half touchdowns to defeat visiting Shenandoah 20-14 in a Pioneer Valley Conference and season opener Friday night.
Last season, the Cougars were winless.
Austin Kimble's 15-yard interception return for a TD late in the third quarter proved to be the game-winner for Frontier. Earlier in the period, Quinton Humphrey ran one yard to paydirt to tie the score 14-all.
After the opening kickoff, Frontier staked itself to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter when Taylor Merckle ran two yards for a score.
Shenandoah scored two TDs in the second quarter, and Frontier got a safety, making it 14-8 at halftime.
Waterford 34, Miller 14
Hunter Munjas rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns and Derek Brown added 112 yards on the ground as Waterford downed host Miller, 34-14, in a Tri-Valley Conference and season opening football game Friday night.
Waterford quarterback Brian Moore ran for two scores, and Austin Shriver ran a 62-yard pick back for a TD.
Williamstown 52, Tyler Consolidated 19
KIDWELL -Williamstown rolled to a season-opening 52-19 Class A Little Kanawha Conference win here Friday night over Tyler Consolidated.
Yellowjacket quarterback Jake Tracewell completed 10 of 14 passes for 94 yards and three touchdowns and Dakota Watson rushed 16 times for 117 yards and a score. David Hastings rushed for a 28-yard TD and returned a Tyler Consolidated fumble 42 yards for a score.
Tyler got 107 yards rushing from Skyler Leasure and 69 yards passing from Hunter LeMasters on 7 completions in 15 attempts.
Williamstown put the game away early taking a 31-7 halftime lead thanks to Hastings' two scores as well as 18-yard TD pass from Tracewell to Gage Wix, a 27-yard TD run by Trace Hart and a 30-yard field goal by Garret Butler. Tyler's only first-half score came on a 6-yard run by LeMasters.
Tracewell threw a pair of second-half TDs, one to Trevor Anderson and one to Beau Wasmer, while Watson scored on a 1-yard plunge.
Williamstown (1-0) travels to Magnolia next Friday while Tyler Consolidated visits Doddridge County that same night.
Roane County 20, Clay County 6
SPENCER, W.Va. -Roane County scored a pair of second-half touchdowns here Friday night to down visiting Clay County, 20-6, in a Little Kanawha Conference contest.
After Clay took a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter on a 2-yard by Jordan Lucas, Roane tied the contest on a 1-yard plunge by quarterback Hunter Bradley. John Ash scored both of Roane County's second-half TDs, on runs of 11 and 2 yards.
Bradley led Roane's rushers with 69 yards while Luke Scott had 52 and Cody May 41. Bradley completed 6 of 7 passes for 67 yards.
Roane County (1-0) will entertain Ritchie County (0-1) next Friday night.
Doddridge County 22, South Harrison 12
LOST CREEK, W.Va. - David Lipscomb hit Daniel Plaugher with a 26-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter here Friday night and visiting Doddridge County never trailed as the Bulldogs topped South Harrison, 22-12.
DCHS, which plays host to Tyler Consolidated at 7 p.m. next Friday, gave head coach Bobby Burnside a victory in his debut.
"We had a bunch of turnovers and it wasn't pretty," said Burnside, who watched Wyatt Ford rush 21 times for 125 yards and Joey Cox add 102 stripes on 24 carries.
Josh Briggs recorded a safety to give the Bulldogs an 8-0 lead before halftime and Ford tallied TD runs of 6 and 5 yards, respectively, in the third quarter.
Ben Aylestock hauled in a 14-yard TD pass from Cole James and Issac Corely had a 2-yard TD run to account for South Harrison's scores.
Ravenswood 40, Herbert Hoover 20
CLENDENIN, W.Va. - Ravenswood jumped out to a 27-0 lead on Friday night and doubled up host Herbert Hoover, 40-20, to give head coach Mick Price a victory in his Red Devil coaching debut.
Rhys Jelich scored on TD runs of 7 and 11 yards en route to his 105-yard effort that came on 19 carries. Devon Crews chipped in 93 stripes on 16 attempts and also scored a 2-yard TD. Jelich also hauled in a 45-yard touchdown strike from Heath Burgess with five seconds left before intermission.
Brad Titus led Ravenswood, which plays at Roane County next Friday evening, with 11 tackles and a sack on defense.
"I thought the kids did a nice job," said Price, who watched Carter Jelich run for 66 yards and Burgess go for 44. "A lot of credit goes to the assistant coaches.
"They did a good job in preparation for this week and got the kids ready to play. It's a good win."
Calhoun County 38, Gilmer County 30
GLENVILLE, W.Va. - Mason Sheldon hauled in a 64-yard touchdown pass from Logan Moore with 8:44 left in the game here Friday night at Morris Stadium as visiting Calhoun County pulled out a 38-30 victory versus Gilmer County.
The Red Devils, who play host to Sherman next Friday and have now won 13 consecutive games in this series, added a safety with 5:20 remaining to account for the eight point margin of victory.
The quarterback Moore ran for game-highs of 161 yards on 31 totes and scored on runs of 3, 4 and 10 yards.
Sheldon also caught a 29-yard TD pass from Moore to open the game scoring. Moore went 10 of 22 for 217 yards in the air while Sheldon had four catches for 111 yards.
Gilmer County quarterback Austin Cunningham had three touchdown passes in the loss. Austin Ratliff, who had six catches for 101 yards, had two TD receptions of 13 and 4 yards, respectively, and also added a 52-yard scoring jaunt. Nathan Allison had the other TD catch from Cunningham, which covered 6 yards.
Wahama 35, Fayetteville 7
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. - Trenton Gibbs had a 60-yard TD run and threw a pair of scoring strikes here Friday night as visiting Wahama rolled to a 35-7 victory against Fayetteville.
Colton Neal latched onto a 38-yard strike from Gibbs to give the White Falcons an early first quarter lead they never relinquished. After Gibbs' long TD run, he hooked up with Austin Jordan on a 32-yard score as the Pirates trailed 21-0 after the first quarter.
Zack Wamsley connected on all five of his extra point attempts and added an 18-yard scoring run before halftime. Crandale Neal also had a second quarter TD via a 9-yard run as Wahama led 35-0 at intermission. Gibbs hit on 6 of 9 through the air for 135 yards.
Braxton County 54, Lincoln 21
SUTTON, W.Va. - Zac Perkins rushed for 139 yards and quarterback Jacob Yanero tallied 125 yards on the ground as Braxton County thumped visiting Lincoln, 54-21, here Friday night.
Yanero also hit 3 of 4 passes for 100 yards and A.J. Adkins hauled in all three pases. Two of those passes were TD strikes which covered 42 and 24 yards.
Perkins had scoring jaunts of 7 and 15 yards while Eagle Nathan Shaffer added a 44-yard fumble recover for a touchdown.
Braxton County, which welcomes Clay County to town next Friday, broke open a 14-14 game after one quarter by scoring thrice in the second quarter. Yanero scored on TD runs of 9 and 3 yards.
Buffalo 45, Parkersburg Catholic 0
BUFFALO - Parkersburg Catholic was held to just 90 total yards here Friday night as host Buffalo kicked off its season with a 45-0 shutout.
Bison senior quarterback Levi Jordan completed 8 of 10 passes for 171 yards and four touchdowns.
No other details of the game were made available.
Symmes Valley 28, Eastern 13
REEDSVILLE - The passing combination of quarterback Joey Scowdon and receiver Max Carnahan clicked for a pair of Eastern touchdowns here Friday night, but the Eagles came up short in their season debut, dropping a 28-13 decision to visiting Symmes Valley.
Scowdon hit Carnahan on TD passes of 5 and 20 yards, but those were the only times Eastern crossed the goal line.
The Eagles (0-1) will open Tri-Valley Conference play next week when they entertain Miller.
No other details of the game were made available.
Alexander 22, Federal Hocking 21
STEWART - Federal Hocking lost a heartbreaker here Friday night as Alexander scored the game-winning touchdown and kicked the extra point to down the Lancers, 22-21.
Delbert Crum was the star for Federal (0-1) as he made 18 tackles, 13 unassisted, and scored on both a TD pass from Kyle Jackson and a fumble recovery. Jackson also threw a 75-yard TD pass to Peyton Steel.
NEWCOMERSTOWN 34 CALDWELL 7
Cody Hall rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Austin Zufelt fired a pair of touchdown passes to wide receiver Chandler Shrock as Newcomerstown drilled the Caldwell Redskins 34-7 Friday night in Newcomerstown.
Hall rambled for touchdown runs of 34 and 4 yards respectively in the opening quarter, before breaking free for a 53-yard touchdown in the second.
Zufelt and Shrock connected for a second quarter 58- yard touchdown pass before striking once again in the third for a 92 -yard score.
Newcomerstown led 28-7 at the half and outgained the Redskins 449 yards to 164 on the night.
Caldwell's Justin Hardesty accounted for the 'Skins lone points with a 76- yard kick off return for a touchdown in the second quarter.